Ways to Make The Most of Your College Time

  1. Go to class. You’re a college student now, and you can do whatever you want. Get tempted by sleeping? Well, it’s alright if you want to make up it later. But retaining GPA is easier than trying to improve.
  2. Know how to deal with the courses. It’s better to delay completion time than to over-schedule yourself. Unless you want to brag about how soon you finish your work, it makes no difference between a few months and a year while taking a panoramic view of the situation.
  3. Get involved. Wherever you go, another state university or a local one, you can expand your hobbies and make new friends. College is a simple way to make contact with new friends. Join fraternities or sororities. You must make contact with others. Perhaps, you seem a little snobbish in some student’s eyes. Someone may get tired of your presence wherever they go. But you can really benefit from those networks and resources.
  4. Make friends with your classmates who make a high grade. You can borrow their previous tests, notes, and lab reports. This is not cheating, but making the most of your resource and network. Many fraternities and sororities have shared those resources in the database. You can swap with your friends or bake some cookies for their help.
  5. Buy books online or from your friends. OMG, your college books can fill up a boat. It takes about $100 every term even you sell it later when you finish. It costs less to buy them from Amazon or other online bookstores. You can get a gift card and a reasonable recycle price when you finished.
  6. Keep in touch with family and old friends. Making new contact in college doesn’t mean taking your family and old friends for granted. Their support and encourage get you where you are today. Give them a call, talk to them with Skype, send them a greeting card, or do something else let them know you’re missing them.
  7. Learn from mistakes. You must learn from it when ou do something stupid. College is a place where you can learn subject knowledge, how to quote the classics, and how to live. A great part of college experience is getting to know how to come out from your failures.
  8. Be silly. Hey, it’s college! Leave some room for doing something outrageous,taking risks or being silly during this time. All of these can be beautiful memories when you recall your youth. This is also a great way to communicate with your new friends. But keep in mind that new experiences can be silly, not something that endanger your life, health, or self-image.
  9. Learn to balance and prioritize. Good time management skills are essential for exploring you college life:various social and school activities, travel, works, and tests. A part of life is to manage our time, and you’d better learn it as soon as possible at school.
  10. Learn about yourself. Figure out what kind of life you want to live. Maybe, you don’t know it now, but you should think about it when you are experiencing something new, making new friends, or exploring a new world of knowledge.