What are the traditions at your school? It may be joining a fraternity or sorority. It may be certain pre-game events before the big football game. It may be a certain restaurant or coffee shop. It may be a certain professor that you just have to take. At our school, social clubs are a big part of the campus culture, and they are in full swing. Going to mixers, meeting the upperclassmen, performing silly antics in hopes of getting a bid from the club.
I am all about school traditions, and I hope you can experience them all before you graduate. I am also all about you doing well in school. So how can you do both? The key is how you use your time, especially the odd moments throughout your day.
When meetings and events start happening the study time for most students gets squeezed out. However, for the successful students, meetings and events are just a part of life, and they find a way to get the important things done. The successful students study every day. Yes, every day.
Let me recommend a great tip: Study as soon as class gets out. Don’t go take a nap. Don’t go play games. Don’t go socialize. Study NOW! It will never be easier than right after class, so use this time to your advantage. The longer you wait, the longer it will take to master the notes from your classes. Why make it harder on yourself? I want this to be as easy for you as possible, and the best time to study is immediately after class.
Also, look for small pockets of time throughout the day when not much is going on. Have a short break between class? Get out your notebook and study. Do you really need a full hour for lunch? How about taking 40 minutes for lunch and spend the other 20 minutes doing some textbook reading? I know it may not sound like much, but those little odd moments throughout the day can be huge!
I want you have the most fun in college. I also want you to be able to stay in college and finish your degree. Study first, then go make all those awesome college memories.