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Tips for Being Successful In College

Structure
In high school your entire school day is structured. In college you most likely will not have more than four classes on a given day. Because of how scheduling occurs in college, this means that some days you may only have one or two classes. You must use your time effectively and efficiently on your busy days to maximize your success as well as on your less busy days.

Structure II
No one is going to make you go to your classes in college. However, cutting class after class greatly increases your chances of failure for a variety of reasons. If unfortunate life circumstances are causing you to miss too many classes, you should consider withdrawing from your classes and perhaps even school for a while until things change.

Time Management
How you use your time will determine your success or failure in college – period. Making sure that you study a sufficient number of hours reading, doing homework assignments including writing and rewriting term papers, and meeting other course requirements greatly increase your chances of being a successful college student...

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Tips to Create Good Study Habits

1. Study at the same time each day so that it becomes a habit.

2. Plan for weekly reviews.

3. Set aside blocks of study time (about 45 minutes each).

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Tips to Overcome Procrastination

• Without a date, you’ll procrastinate. Whenever you get an assignment, set a goal for when you’re going to start it so you can finish without a last minute panic.

• Once you’re given a due date on an assignment, count backwards from the due date to establish a start date. Take into account time you’ll be spending on other items like social events, sports, etc. Refer to your school calendar where you’ve blocked out time you’ve committed to other things.

• Keep stress to a minimum. Start early to avoid a frantic finish.

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