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Is college more work or more fun? And how do I mix my times properly?

I don’t want to do too much party #college #time-management


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Jacqueline’s Answer

Hello Juanez,

This is a great question! In my own experience I found  college to be a lot of fun and also requiring hard work and dedication. You will learn how to manage and plan your time.  Your courses will be on a set schedule of which you will be well aware of in advance.  Good practice is not to plan any other activities or events when you have a scheduled course to attend. Based on the course you will be able to determine how much study time needs to be set aside.   Once this is done and you feel as though you are in a comfort zone, then the rest of the time is yours to do what you like. There are an abundance of activities, clubs and events to join or participate in. You will meet new people and gain valuable friendships. It's a time in your life to grow academically and socially.  The key to mixing your times properly is planning and time management. I have included a link on managing time for success in college for you to review. https://www.montclair.edu/media/montclairedu/residentialeducation/pdffiles/Managing-Time-for-Success-in-College.pdf   Good luck Juanez!

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Twyon’s Answer

Hi Juanez,

I think a lot depends on what your future goals are. The most difficult thing about college for me was the free time and setting my own schedule. Some career fields are going to require a lot of work. Some not as much.

If you are going away to school, just enjoy college life. Focus on your studies, but enjoy yourself. The number one thing is that you can never get this time back.

Hope you have a good time.

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Dhairya’s Answer

Hi Juanez,

The wonderful and often challenging part of college is that you're responsible for yourself. You'll have the freedom and agency to make your own choices. So it'll be up to you whether you choose to study for an exam or hang out with friends, or participate in a campus social group.


It'll feel overwhelming, but it's a learning experience we all go through. My best suggestion, surround yourself with good friends that are smart, ambitious, kind, and supportive. Being social is an important, both for your emotional health and general well-being. But obviously you're in college to learn and grow. Having the right friends and people around you will go a long way. Good friends will study with you, encourage you to be the best version of yourself, and of course also be fun to be around.


Good luck!


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