Meeting the demands of college is easier said than done. More like, ‘surviving college‘ is probably the common term that most college students or graduates will use for it. You may have the freedom to choose your subjects and change their time slots if you want but when it comes to deadlines, each subject does not really mean to be on different separated dates. Sometimes, the deadlines can be on the same day!
Tips for Surviving College
In this article, you will learn a few tips in college survival presented to you by a college art student.
Know your priorities
You college subjects are divided into major subjects and minor ones. Major subjects are usually ones directly related to your course and has a higher amount of units while minor subjects are ones which you are mandatory to be learnt in college. It doesn’t mean that you should prioritize the major subject right away. It would be unfair to your minor subject professors if you pass a half-assed work, right? You should first think of the level of difficulty in doing your work and the amount of time it will take you to do it. If you have a painting, research paper or experiment due on the same date as an essay or a simple ‘what is’ assignment, it is much better to start on the former earlier so as to avoid a rushed work, gain more sleep and of course cramming. A lot of people say they get the inspiration when the deadline is near, but it can have a disadvantage if you keep on having work piled up. That will result in days of no sleep.
Have a time table!
Having some sort of organizer or a time table in your desk or on your frequently used notebook is probably the best way to sort out your schedule. During prelims and finals are the times of the year that it will get hectic. All of your subjects are bound to have deadline on the same week, the same day even! so as soon as you professor gives the instructions, sort out the dates you will be working on them. Try not doing the whole work on the same day if it is a heavy task. Try cutting it down like, research on monday, draft on tuesday, edits on a wednesday and finalize it on thursday.
Most of the time, your classmates in college will be your classmates for your whole stay in that course. It is much better to keep a close connection with everyone in your class, you wouldn’t want to be an outcast in your class now won’t you? It is also good having friends who can relate to your course and your classmates are the best candidates. Whenever you need help in your work and even doing some group work, it would be convenient for you as well.
There are tons of ways How to survive college and these re just some of them that you should keep in mind. Good luck and have fun in your college days!