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My question is what is a good routine or habit that I can build that will help me in college. Also how can I achieve this and I would also like advice on some of the best colleges out there.?

My question is what is a good routine or habit that I can build that will help me in college. Also how can I achieve this and I would also like advice on some of the best colleges out there.

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david’s Answer

In college, you will be on your own regarding how you spend your time. Nobody is going to wag a finger at you for not attending class, not handing in assignments, not sitting for tests, and not studying. In a similar vein, nobody is going to nag you about not getting enough sleep, and not eating well, All of that falls to you, so the routine you need to master is time management. Set aside fixed times to study, and also time for the rest of your life. Keep track of both. I encourage written records of your time, as at the end of a month, you should see hard evidence of your study time. Another routine to develop is attending class all the time. Once you start skipping, it becomes easy to continue skipping, assuming that with some extra studying you can make it up. You cannot. Don't fall behind, either in studying or attending. Another routine that helps is to plan on developing some rapport with your instructors, whether that is a once-a-semester contact or more frequently, let the instructor know who you are and what interests you. With this, your success is assured. All the best to you.
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Shelia’s Answer

Hi Aiden,
You are smart to start thinking what is required to attend college. What routines or habits are you currently doing now in high school? How are those working out for you. I would review which ones help you to do well in your studies and build on those.

College is very different from attending high school where you have the daily support of your family. You may attend a college that is hours away from home; therefore, you will be responsible for setting the right habits.

First, I would determine how many classes to take each semester. Do not take more classes than you can handle. It is real important to attend classes every day. Set aside time to study every day. Prioritize projects due dates with your study time. Get plenty of sleep every day too. Eat healthy.

Make the time to have fun and socialize. Join a club to meet new friends.

Look at the colleges that fit your major and your financial obligations.
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A. Michelle’s Answer

I love that you already are looking to position yourself for success in college. Time management will be key to doing well in your coursework while also taking time for self-care and the non-academic opportunities college can provide. If you managed your time well in high school you are on the right track, but might need to step up your efforts. If this has been a challenge in high school, this is a good time to develop the skills and habits you will need in college. Your professors will not manage your time for you as high school teachers might have done.
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David’s Answer

This is it
1. Sleep early and wake up early.
2. Don't forget to exercise your body.
3. Eat well.
4. Read your books.
5. Make friends but be selective of your friends, avoid friends that are bad.
6. Listen more talk less.
7. Endeavor to learn new things each day.
8. Learn to say thankyou, sorry and please. This words will save you a lot.
9. Learn to be clean and neat.
10. Be forgiving.
The only way to achieve all of this is to put them in to practice.
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Barlara’s Answer

I would definitely suggest you dive into the book "Miracle Mornings". It beautifully highlights the significance of a solid morning routine. Also, another great read is "The 5am Club".

Both these books are packed with helpful tips on how you can uplift your day. They guide you on steps you can take to enhance your daily outcomes. Trust me, they're worth your time!
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Sophie’s Answer

Loving the answers here...

And there's something I would say to younger me...
"what's the worst that can happen" ...to remind me to think about implications when making decisions.... both to be braver about taking some risks and to be smarter about some of the opportunities I let slip by...
AND on the reverse to think twice about some things I did that had consequences... and it would have been even better to have thought harder before letting those things happen.
I think this is a great question you've asked and demonstrates a great attitude which will help you make the most of college and all the opportunities it brings.
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david’s Answer

I would recommend that your look at school similar to having a job. Attend all classes, spend 1 hour out of class for each one in class with a minimum of 40 hours per week for full time student. You can easily get C's doing this. Consistency in keeping up with course agenda will make taking tests easier with better results and less last minute cramming.
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Billie’s Answer

Aiden ,
This is a great question and kudos to you for looking to develop the skills needed to succeed both in and after college.

I think time management is very important. Knowing what you need to do, how much time you need to do it, when it's due and how important it is relative to other tasks is one way to approach this.

I like using lists. Having a visual reminder of everything you need to remember helps you mange and prioritize your work/ studies. Look at your list daily. Think about not just what's due today, but also what you might need to start on today to make sure you meet your deadlines. Also remenber, if you have tasks that require input from others, you need to give them sufficient time to respond.

A little planning now saves a lot of panic and stress later.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
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Rian’s Answer

Hi Aiden!

People have mentioned some great advice! I would also recommend getting into some sort of physical exercise routine, whatever it may be. In college it becomes a lot easier to eat more unhealthy, which can negatively impact your brain and body. Exercise can help you destress, as well as stay in good physical fitness. Find something you enjoy!

Best of luck
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TRAVIS’s Answer

A good routine would be to put your alarm clock in the bathroom or someplace far enough away so you have to get up and get it. Also leave a cold coffee on the back of the toilet or near your phone so you have a jump start after you get up to get your phone.
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