For most students, college can be an incredibly exciting time. You may be away from home for the first time, experiencing independence and new found freedom. You may also be making new friends, learning new things, and discovering things about yourself that you never knew before. However, college can also be scary and demanding for many students. Managing your own schedule, studying, and being totally responsible for yourself can be overwhelming.
Knowing how to manage your own schedule is a skill that many students learn while in college. Mom and Dad are no longer there to coax you out of bed, to cook for you, or remind you to study. You may have to do your own laundry for the first time, and it is completely your responsibility now to get yourself to class on time. Thankfully, staying organized and managing your schedule is a learned skill. It can come more naturally to some than others, but there are myriad tools to help you get and stay organized. Check out our article for tips on how to use your cell phone to manage your schedule.
Another important skill that you will refine and improve upon in college is your study habits. You may have been lucky enough to sail through high school without much thinking or studying, but it is very unlikely that will be the case in college. Whether you breezed through high school, or really had to work for that A in biology, improving your study habits will help you be more successful in college. Here is an article with study tips written specifically for students with ADD/ADHD, but these tips are applicable for any student looking to improve their study skills.
Once you have mastered managing your own schedule and learning effective study methods, it's time to buckle down and choose a major. This is a big decision - one that can't be taken lightly. Check out this article for tips on choosing a major that will be a perfect fit for you.
You are in the throes of your college journey, and you may be wondering whether pursuing an online degree would be a better option for you than earning your degree through traditional classes. Circumstances may have changed, and your work schedule is making it difficult to attend traditional classes, or you may be experiencing a chronic illness and attending classes has become nearly impossible. You may be a working adult with a family, and you are hoping to advance in or change your career. Would an online degree be a good option for you? Whatever your circumstance, check out this article to see if earning an online degree might be the right choice.
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