Cam’s Declassified School Survival Guide

Welcome to Cam’s Declassified School survival Guide. These are all tips that I wish I knew before coming to college, they range from advice on classes, to advice on life. I hope that after you read these tips you feel enlightened how to survive college.

  • Live by the calendar

One thing that I have learned in college is to put everything in my calendar. This can either be in a paper back agenda or on an online platform. What I have done that has helped me a lot is creating a Google Calendar; I have categorized my calendar by classes and extra curriculars which has helped me a lot and kept me organized.

  • Take notes!

Taking notes helps people absorb information. It keeps people alert and avoid becoming tired or distracted. It is also a great skill to establish because when it comes to studying it is something to review the material that was taught.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

College can be difficult, and professors understand that, believe it or not they were also college students once and they know what it’s like to have to juggle school and life situations. If you are dealing with situations or need extra help on work reach out to your professor and ask for extra help. The same goes for tutoring, most colleges offer free tutoring services with peer help, take advantage of these resources if you need to.

  • Get involved.

Most college freshmen do not know anyone when starting college. In the beginning when classes first start it can feel isolating and that you’re the only one who feels this way. Know you are not alone and many of your fellow peers are feeling the exact same way. I have found that the best way to combat the feeling of being isolated is to get involved. Colleges have a variety of different clubs and organizations to choose from, by joining these clubs allows you to meet people with similar hobbies and interests to you.

  • Take time for yourself!

Burnout is real, and sadly it is becoming increasingly more common for college students to feel burnout. The best way to avoid becoming burnout is to schedule time for yourself, whether that is working out, reading a book, or simply taking a nap. Know that your mental health matters and that it’s okay to do something for yourself.

I hope you enjoyed my college survival guide and that it better prepares you for navigating your college experience.

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