College life can be challenging to some students, especially for those who have pressure to achieve outstanding academic performance.
While the main reason one joins college is to acquire academic skills, the experience does not have to be a struggle.
When approached appropriately, college life can be a fun adventure.
In this article, I will share some tips which helped me enjoy my college life and emerged victorious at the end.
1. Playing an Active Role in Group Work
Unlike in high school, where classwork is mostly on an individual basis, in college, students are encouraged to work in groups to a greater extent. Many students don’t realize the value of group work. I would see some of my colleagues not bothering to turn up when their groups were meeting and instead would send their poorly-researched contributions to the group leader for compilation.
The essence of group work is to allow students to share ideas, points, and understanding of the topic at hand. There is also an element of bonding when individuals meet to discuss their assignments. You need to form a culture of actively participating in group work.
2. Contributing in Class Discussions
You’ll realize that professors do less in dictating notes than in engaging the class in discussions. You need to be attentive and answer questions where necessary during class discussions. You’ll gain a lot of points which you will remember when approaching assignments and exams.
3. Creating Many Friends
A college is an important avenue where people of different walks of life meet to quench their academic thirst. Take this opportunity to mingle with different students: classmates, roommates, and those you meet in cafeteria or professional clubs.
You may not see much value of these people while still in college, but trust me, you may miss and need them after graduating. Consider involving yourself in various clubs to meet different people. This opportunity will help you share experiences and knowledge with them.
4. Balance Academic and Social Life
You need to be a good time manager to excel excellently in college. Make use of a personal timetable to schedule your activities effectively. Assign separate weights to each task in the order of priority.
Make your life in college fun and fruitful by participating in group work, class discussions, clubs, and balancing your academic and social life.
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