Here are some helpful study tools for doing well in college:
- Have a calendar you fill out daily of what you need to get done for the day. Make a “to do” list for each class AND your personal life.
- Create your own due dates for all assignments so that you can space out your time and don’t procrastinate.
- Find out what type of learner you are: visual, kinesthetic or auditory and learn about different study tactics based off of your learning style.
- Make study plans for yourself with different breaks to get up and eat/drink and move your body around.
- Study smart and not just for each final exam. Make a Final study plan a month and a half before Finals and calculate what grade you need to get on your final to get the grade you want in the class. Of course, this isn’t always possible because some Professors don’t post their grades in time, but for the most part this should work out.
In order to figure out what you want to major in it always helps to know what profession(s) you are interested in. Some times professions are not how they are advertised, which is a big part of the learning process of college. So do some research in professions and follow these two basic steps to help find your path:
A) Create a list of what you are really interested in and contact 5 different people in that field. Learn what their experience was or has been like and B) Build strong contacts with all of your professors, because they will become your resources for graduate school or jobs in the professional world.