What this one is about, as you could probably tell by the title, is what you need to know when you are at or leaving for college. The first thing I’m going to be talking about is what you would need for your dorm (for girls and then boys). Following that, I am going to talk about how to make friends easily. Lastly, the third and final thing I am going to talk about is how to develop good study habits.
For girls and guys, when you are packing things for you dorm for school in your bedroom at home, you definitely don’t want to take your entire wardrobe or even half of it because most of the time in a dorm room, you are sharing with one or more people so you don’t have a lot of place to put all your clothes. So, the lighter you pack with regards to clothes, the better. A second thing is that, you shouldn't be so quick to judge your roommate(s) (even when you are a girl) just because you don’t know them. If you label your roommate(s) as annoying, mean or something else, you will believe it for the rest of the year, and you wouldn’t be able to get to know them because you will just think they are annoying and mean. The final thing is that you will want to do when it comes to your dorm is make sure that when you are decorating not to go too overboard (stay simple).
The next thing I’m going to take about is how to make new friends at a college easily (if you are a freshman or a transfer student from a different college). First things first, when you are making new friends and you want them to like you, just be yourself (that goes for both boys and girls). Being your true self will allow other people to see what you are actually like instead of who you are pretending to be, and that is one of the easiest ways for someone to determine if they like you or not. Another way to make friends at college is by using the dorm that you live in to your advantage. There are tons of people in the dorms. Those tons of people will provide many for you to mingle with, get to know and befriend. A third way to make new friends easily is by finding one or more extracurriculars that you find interesting or like and doing them because if you join those extracurriculars, you can easily get to know many new people. A fourth and final way to make friends is by just being nice to everyone. Just by being nice to everyone, you will eventually start up a conversation with someone and get to know them and hopefully, you guys can become friends.
Now, the final thing I’m going to be talking about is how to make good study habits. I can tell you from my personal experience that if you don’t have a good study habit or method at the beginning of the year, you won't have good study habits throughout the rest of the year. A few study habits that every student, even if you aren’t in college and just in high school, should know are avoiding an attempt to cram all your studying into one session (meaning spend it out and begin to prepare like two weeks before the test(s). Also plan out when you’re going to study, study at that exact time, and never procrastinate your planned study session.
There are so many other helpful college tips out there. I have only mentioned a few, but I hope once you are done reading this, you will feel that it has helped you. I also hope that you will have a great time at college and make countless lasting memories.