In the first few weeks of college, there are some things that will become crystal clear. You’ll learn just how important it is to manage your own time (especially making mornings your best friend) as well as how to navigate your classes and social life in the best way. Here’s what you’ll learn in your first few days and weeks of your college journey.
Waking up early is necessary
Mornings will become your friend. If you live on campus, that definitely cuts out travelling time (bonus!) which can give you more sleep, but that doesn’t mean you can party all night and sleep in. Missing classes (especially early on in college) is not great. So, just because you might be able to sleep in with some lecture attendance not being mandatory, doesn’t mean you should actually do it.
Time management is key
With so much to keep on top of in your studies, it’s essential to have great time management. Planners would be really helpful. If you’re not a planner-person, maybe now is a good time to become one! That way you can block out time to study, do your assignments, make it to classes, work out and catch up with friends.
The syllabus is your bestie
This will help you to absorb the relevant information and to already have in mind what the course is going to cover for the rest of the period. Being well-prepared at the start will also help you feel more relaxed and less overwhelmed at the start of the course, as it can be an adjustment period going from high-school classes to college courses.