If you are entering college for the first time and an 18-year-old kid, or for the second or third time as an adult, it can be tough. College feels like a whole different ball game for people fresh out of high school or who haven’t been to school in 10+ years. That’s why in today’s blog at the MacawPress textbooks store, we’re providing you with a few helpful tips for college newbies and veterans alike. Keep reading to learn more and be sure to check out our expansive textbook store collection today!
Stick to an Organized Routine
First and foremost, stick to an organized routine. This means doing your best to wake up at the same time every day, going to all of your classes, setting aside time daily for coursework, eating healthy meals at consistent times, and any other routines you have that help you stay on track. Nothing is more difficult than having a daily schedule that is completely different from day-to-day. Creating an organized routine is an excellent way to keep your mind and your body sharp. That way, when it comes time to get some work done, your brain and body are both onboard and ready to go.
Set Clear Goals and Make a Plan to Achieve Them
Another way to help keep yourself focused as a college student is to set clear and achievable goals for your semester. These goals can be as simple as “I will spend 45 minutes studying my most difficult subject once a day” or as more complex like “I’d like to be able to carry on a full conversation in Portuguese by the end of this semester.” Setting these goals and writing them down somewhere can help you keep yourself accountable when things get tough. College can be one of the most enjoyable and fun times of your life, which makes it easy to get distracted and lose sight of your goals. When you keep sight of your goals, then the focus will come naturally.
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Don’t Forget to Have Fun
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! While this saying is often misused to influence someone to make a poor decision, there is some truth to it. Life is all about balance. While schoolwork is important, it’s equally important to take some time to do fun things that you want to do. Go to a party, go to a football game, play a little beer pong, do whatever it is you want to do — so long as it is in moderation. You’ll be amazed at what a little fun can do for you when it’s time to get back to it and focus later on.
Find What Works For You
Most importantly, though, is to find what works for you. If studying while blasting metal music is what you need to get it done — do it! No one knows you better than you, so be sure you are setting yourself up for success by doing what works for you. For some people, going to the library for a few hours works wonders, and for others, it’s completely unproductive. Find what works best for you personally, not what works for everyone else.
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