By Michelle Kofman
Everybody struggles in college and needs advice on how to be more successful. Whether it is how to manage your time or how to ask for help, this blog post is here to help you get through the struggles of higher education. Here are the top 4 tips on succeeding in college.
“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar
1. Attend Class
2. Time Management
Being a student is a full-time job. A normal work day is 8 am – 4 pm and being a student is no different. Getting as much work in during the day is key. Michelle Laughlin, Student Disability Services Coordinator at Drake University, recommends studying for 20-25 minutes and then taking a 5-minute break, and repeating that pattern. During the 25 minutes of studying, turn off every distraction and focus solely on your reading and other tasks. Switching topics to maintain focus during the study time may be necessary. After about 3 rounds of this study pattern, give yourself a maximum of a 20-minute break, where you can give into a distraction. However, after the break, make sure to go back to studying using this pattern.
3. Ask for Help
4. Choosing a Major
Remember, being a college student is a full-time commitment that should not be taken lightly. If you’re struggling, contact your professors. No matter what kind of relationship you have with them, they want you to succeed. Go to class and study. Read this blog when you need a bit more information and share it with someone who needs it!