Many people believe being a college student is easy, but it is not. I was one of those people, before I started college. After starting college, I realized that it was nothing like I thought it was going to be. I had to learn how to manage my time wisely, pay attention in class, be on time to every class, do things that are hardest first, and ask for help when needed. How can I be successful, if I do not do these things? Managing my time was the hardest for me to do. I have to keep a house clean, take care of two dogs, write letters to my husband, and find time to study.Order now
I decided that it was best to clean my house in the morning, and do my studying in the afternoon. I would take the dogs out in between cleaning and studying. Before getting ready for bed, I would write my letters to my husband. Having a schedule is better then trying to cram everything in at one time. Paying attention and taking notes will help me get better grades. If I do not do these things in class, I will not be able to pass. It is very important to know what to do so that I do it right the first time. For instance, I have an assignment due by Thursday.
How will I know what to do on it if I was not paying attention? Many people are tardy. I have learned since I have started college that if I was to be tardy three time it counts as an absent. I have only been tardy once, and I try to be on time. After being absent so many days that affects my GPA, and I could even fail the class. I gained knowledge of the work that I have trouble with. For example, in math class we are assigned the odd problems. I would do a few of the problems that I was good at, and then do the problems that I struggled with. This is because I already know how to do the easy ones.
If I had trouble with the harder ones, I could ask the teacher to explain it to me. I had to realize that I needed help, and not be afraid to ask for it. I was always afraid to ask questions in class because I did not want people to think that I was dumb, or make-fun of me. I have realized that the only dumb question is the question that is not asked. However, I have learned after being in college for almost a month that I am not the only one who needs to ask questions, or get a tutor. Getting a tutor does not mean that I am dumb it just means that I need help. Managing my time is also important.
If I do not manage my time, I will not be able to accomplish all that needs to be done. Paying attention in every class is important too, because if not I will not obtain the grades needed to pass. I also try to be on time to class, because if I am not how would that look when applying for a job? Every time I am assigned a hard project, I try to work on it a little at a time and not all in one sitting. I am well-informed, since starting college that it is okay to ask for help when I need it. I need to keep all these things in mind because they will help me throughout my college career.