Categories: Campus Life

10 Things That Will Help You Prepare For College

Prepare for college before it’s too late! So you’re packing up and getting ready for the first semester of college. You must always be prepared for any important and life-changing experience and this is no different! Here are 1o things you need to know in order to prepare for college. With these in mind, your transition to campus life will be swift and easy with fewer bumps and scratches along the way. Be prepared to adventure with the right guide.

1. Find out what teachers are the best by reading reviews

You will find you simply are really great with some teachers and with others you are not so in the zone with. Some teach in a different way than what you are acclimated to, others teach straight to you. Courses like logic can be taught pulling teeth or bringing you the best of knowledge at your fingertips. By reading old student reviews, you will find awesome benefits in fellow campus mates that came before you. You will see the level of stars and the reviews, “She teaches the test,” “He doesn’t give makeups,” “This class is easy!” These are tall tale signs to get you acclimated with ease. The readings of reviews could make or break your semester.

2. Know where the local gym is

A must when you prepare for college is to know you are going to be in your bed, study desk and library for most of your college life, find out where the complementary campus gym is! You will need to work out and get your body in tip-top shape even with all the school work piling on. By finding the local campus gym you will meet other fellow campus mates, make friends, energize your body and experience less stress.

3. Locate any friends who are attending the same school you are

College can be a new big and scary place but it does not have to be. Find friends who are going to the same school you are or who graduated ahead of you. Meet up with them and adventure together. With this, you can share stories and share new experiences.

4. Be prepared to be social

Break the ice and meet people. You never know what people can be connected to, you may be invited to a Volleyball game or give a lecture or an important party which will raise your status from newbie to groove. You are going to be isolated most of the time because of your workload, so make sure to be social and create new relationships, this is partially what college is for.

5. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone

Have new experiences, try out campus events, attend workshops and work fairs. Try community activities. All of these will connect you with new people and give you a better sense of what you can do over the next four years. Enjoy being out of your element for a while.

6. Get a vast knowledge and read to get your mind going in that direction

Read everything, you never know how general knowledge can be of use in a class. You may find that reading time magazine or even a blog post like this will stimulate your mind in creative ways which will bring about awesome styles of thinking. Your mind will start to move quickly and you will find a surplus of creative flow.

7. Be Prepared to use your alarm clock

This one is important! To prepare for college, you should always try to be on time! If you set an alarm clock, you can make it to those appointed and un-appointed appointments. Getting acquainted with your alarm app will launch you to awesome places where you can adventure and have fun while feeling united with the sense that you arrived onetime and deserve whatever is coming next.

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8. Take the first few weeks slow when settling in

That is right. No partying the first few weeks, get your footing. You do not need to go from 0 to 100 in 2.5, take your pace slow and steady, you have plenty of time for going quick. Enjoy the setup. Explore then gradually go all out!

9. Be wary of campus alerts, help you navigate campus better

It is essential when you prepare for college, that you know if there is a rapist on the loose. If a gun down just happened on campus you should know about it. If President of the United States is on campus… well maybe it is not good to know about this one. My point gets across to you. You will get updates on your campus email but also subscribe to campus notifications on phone for the best results. Be updated on what is happening around you. Opportunity always presents itself.

10. Be prepared to work hard, it will pay off

If there is a time to nerd out, to get ahead, do it in college! Hold off on being full throttle. You have four years of this tradition so work hard and great results will ensure.

You’re now navigated in the right direction to prepare for college. This map will direct you to areas that will provide support for your four years of success and fulfillment. Enjoy these days, they are important to your future growth and serve as an important landmark to your success. These 10 tips are a gathering of ideas to put you ahead of the game. All of these will enhance your mental and physical skills to activate in the best way possible in preparation for college. Learning is part of the game but also is knowing the shortcuts. With these in mind, you are sure to foster great growth and amazing experiences are certain to be remembered. These times are about knowledge.

Read reviews, be social, read avidly, workout, take it slow, be on time, be alert, and work hard. Your rewards will show as you begin to grow in awesome directions and and enjoy your college years.

Alexander Velásquez

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