9 Tips to Help Navigate You Through College Life!

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Visit several potential colleges to help you decide where you want to go. By visiting universities and colleges, you can decide what sort of environment would suit you. Most colleges offer several tours throughout the school year. Many also offer an opportunity to shadow a student to see what a normal day is like.

If employment is necessary during college, seek out your school's career centre. They can help you find a job when you are done with school and they can also find you a job on or off campus. It's also advised to have your Resume polished.

When scheduling your classes, make sure that you give yourself breaks. Try not to take any more than three hours of classes without a break of at least one hour. This gives you a chance to eat, study, make a phone call, or take care of other business. It also improves your alertness.

Textbooks can take a huge toll on your wallet. Fortunately, you now have many options to save money. For example, you can rent textbooks online. Another option is to purchase online-only access to required textbooks. While you won't have a physical book to take notes or highlight, you will save money in doing so.

To make your studying easier, try making flashcards. While they can take some time to make, they are great for remembering concepts, vocabulary, formulas, and the like. One of their greatest features is that they are portable. This allows you to carry them with you and study just about anywhere.

Sleep a full eight hours before a big exam. If you deny yourself sleep, you'll find that you are groggy and your brain won't process all the information you need to remember in an efficient way. You are more than likely then to fail the exam, so don't think you are doing yourself any favors with an all-nighter!

Take a break from your studies every once in a while. You can become burned out if you study too much. While your parents may not be so quick to agree, it is necessary to get a break now and then. If you're a perfectionist, it may be tempting to study constantly, without a break. However, this isn't very healthy.

To help you be successful in college talk with graduates from the college. This can include friends and family members. They will be able to offer advice such as which courses you should take and which ones are unnecessary. By employing the help of those who have attended the college you are going to, you can feel comfortable they are steering you in the right direction.

College life is much different than life at home. Your parents aren't there to help whenever you need them and you'll be entrusted with far more responsibility than you have previously had. Make sure you stay organised and manage your time wisely or you'll find yourself drowning in your new found responsibilities.