The Healthy Link
Surviving your first year of college
The first year of college is a completely new experience in many peoples' lives. Learning how to study, get good grades, getting to know your university, moving into a dorm, and making new friends are all aspects of college life that a new student will have to learn how to handle simultaneously. In order to achieve all of these successfully, you, as a new college student, will need to take various steps toward adjusting your old lifestyle to adapt to your freshman year of college.
- Network....Get to know your professors and fellow students.
- Study...You need to study 2 hours for every hour in class and study the hardest subjects first.
- Prioritize....Balance out your social and academic life to receive the full college experience.
- Get involved....Join clubs or sports teams and meet people with like interests.
- Be good to yourself....Eat well, get enough rest and remember to exercise.
- Stay calm......Try not to stress. It takes time to adjust and once you are in the swing of things, it will be a great experience.
- Make a schedule and stick to it.....Manage your time wisely.
Remember to keep your priorities in order, be outgoing and open-minded, and be ready to try new things because your first year of college is just a new world full of completely new opportunities!
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