Habits of a Successful Student

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Hey there!  I have compiled a list of helpful tips for being a successful student.

Buy a planner and fill it out!

Yes! As a college student I can’t imagine not having a planner.  A Target planner is perfect if you’re looking for a low-cost option.  Personally, I have an Erin Condren Life Planner and it has helped with my success as a student and I absolutely love it.  This planner can be pricey, but it’s worth every penny!  If you don’t mind not having a personalized planner, the hardbound Erin Condren Life Planner is also available on Amazon!

An example of my college planner!

Don’t skip class — Ever

Just don’t.  Professors and instructors might say attendance isn’t mandatory, but if you attend a smaller class they know you skipped.  It’s difficult to resist the urge to skip when there are 100+ students in the classroom, but what do you want out of your education?  What are you paying your tuition for?  Tuition is highway robbery, but why pay it to just teach yourself?  Remind yourself that the only person you are hurting by skipping class is yourself.

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Combine your syllabi

This has helped me immensely! It does take a little time, but the end result will keep you on track.

Use computer stickies

Yes, I do have many organization tips…and I use them all!  Seeing the upcoming assignments each time you open your computer keeps them in your mind. (Yes, that is the family dog below. I swear she has a cute personality!)  I use the app Simple Antnotes on my MacBook.

Read the assigned textbook readings

I spent the first two years of college neglecting to read the textbook.  I didn’t think it was necessary since I never read in high school.  However, when I started my physiology course for the second time (it happens, sometimes a class has to be taken again!) I realized the importance of reading.  Most professors take a majority of their exam questions from the text!  It is a wonderful feeling to take an exam and know you read the question verbatim from the book! Plus, do you remember how much you spent on those things??

Keeping the balance

Going to class, completing homework assignments, and studying for exams are very important.  However, family, friends, and other self-care items are just as necessary. Self-care can include eating healthy, getting a good night of sleep, fresh air, and taking much needed study breaks. Don’t forget to visit and/or call your family.  The same applies to friends.  Keep up your relationships because having a support system throughout college is vital.

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Form a study group

Finally, find a friend or two in each class and stick together.  You will make it through with the help of a strong study group!  Having a study group will help keep you accountable and encourage you to do your best.  Plus, as an added bonus, they will become some of your best lifelong friends!

Tell me what helps you study!  I would love to know (:

Stay beautiful!

Lexie

 

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