Written By: Rawan Alshable, Sophomore at University of Toledo, FLI Program participant

(This content has been edited for clarity and grammar)

Completing college is a huge task that is not always simple. In truth, it is rarely simple. Especially if you are paying for college yourself, which means you are responsible for all of your college and living expenditures, or if you are working part-time or full-time while studying. College is challenging even for full-time students, who must contend with the dorm lifestyle and the temptations that come with it.

So, whether you’re a college student or a future college student who’s having trouble getting through the day, here’s a quick survival guide. It contains the most critical habits and abilities for effectively completing a college degree.

1- Study Tips

Preferably, before you begin your college studies, you should study the art of studying. Many secondary school students get by with very little formal schooling. When students start college and the amount of study material increases, they realize they have no idea how to study. Learn a variety of study methods and select a couple that works best for you. Also, get all of the extra assistance you can. Even the best student needs to prep before an exam now and then. Master a rapid learning strategy that works for your learning type. Also, don’t be afraid to seek assistance with jobs and disciplines in which you aren’t extremely skilled. For a cheap fee Google, an essay writing service and hire a professional to help you write, edit, or arrange your essays correctly.

2- College Map

Of course, we don’t say this exactly, but a physical campus map may be useful, particularly in the first few weeks or months on campus. By acquainting themselves with all of the services and support that the college has to offer, we mean that the most successful college students are those who are familiar with all of the services and support that the institution has to offer. This holds true for both traditional brick-and-mortar and online education.

Start making sure you’re familiar with the library and research center; you’ll be spending a lot of time there, and learning how to navigate through these resources fast can save you a lot of time. Make friends with your school’s student resources workers and career planning pros.

3- Be Organized

Last but not least, nothing is more important to a successful college appearance than being able to manage your time well. Don’t overlook the value of a decent notepad or planner, and don’t overestimate your capacity to remember and stay organized on your own. Not only are you more likely to remember things if you write them down, but written pledges also instill a greater feeling of accountability. You’ll come across study materials, papers, and essays that you’d prefer never to see again. That’s all right. However, there will be a significant amount of your own work that you should keep for future reference. Any outstanding work you submit can be saved in your portfolio and used later in resume writing or even in your actual employment. It’s also a good idea to save notes and other study materials since you never know when you’ll need them later in your academic career.

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