Claudia, good question. College does require a healthy amount of studying to succeed, so you need to develop a study method and a way to manage time that works best for your. Be proactive about studying, don't procrastinate, advocate if you need help, and take responsibility.
Living at home may be a hurdle to some college experiences, but there are ways to still be involved. If I were you, I would try to spend as much time as possible on campus. Study in the library, make friends in your classes, be social, join clubs etc. If you head home right after class, you're not going to meet people and you will sadly miss out on some of the best aspects of college. Also studying at the library removes the issue of your noisy younger siblings!! All of the above may be more difficult if you live far away from campus, but I would try my best to be on-campus as much as possible and get involved in lots of activities .
Austin recommends the following next steps:
- Join clubs
- Be social and meet people
- Study in the library