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The Secret to… Surviving College

April 20, 2018

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First and foremost, no one cares what you did in high school. They don’t care if you got a 4.0 or were the stud athlete; so, I suggest that you quickly file that away in your mind. Once your mind has been wrapped around that idea, you will be off to the races.

Next, the secret to surviving college includes getting involved. Don’t be a couch potato who sits in their room by themselves every single day and night of the week. Those people are boring and typically don’t make good friends or memories. Instead, join a club or several, play intramurals, and overall, get involved on campus. Intramurals are a fun way to get active and make friends. However, don’t fall into the trap of getting too involved because that is possible, and it happens to many people.

College is a stressful time and though I suggest everyone to get involved, if you get too involved it is very likely to stretch yourself too thin and slip in other aspects of life. College is harder than high school, and it does require studying. It is important to keep your priorities straight and not slip up on the tasks higher on the priority list. It is unlikely that you can take a test and do well with less than a half an hour of studying. That is just an unrealistic expectation. So, in order to survive college, study!

I won’t even bother suggesting to not procrastinate because I think every college student on the planet is guilty of procrastinating. But, when you do procrastinate, I hope you have a microwave, mac and cheese, frozen pizza, and ice cream at your disposal because as most may know, those are college essentials. It is important to remember that the secret to surviving college isn’t encapsulated by just three pieces of advice. There are plenty of tips every college student, including you, will discover as they progress further into their careers.

Stephanie Williams
Contributing Writer

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