How to Survive in College Tips and Advice (Part 1)

by Akash Sharma about a month ago in college

This is part 1 of the two-part series of “How to Survive in College Tips and Advice.”

How to Survive in College Tips and Advice (Part 1)

In this story, I am going to share with you some tips and advice if you are a college student or if you are going to college for the first time.

1. Join Facebook group

When I was in college I always joined a Facebook group related to the class.

If there wasn't any Facebook group that already existed then I create a Facebook group myself and sent a link to that Facebook group to all my friends in that class.

This allows me to collaborate with others, share notes, and stay in touch.

So I highly recommend you to do the same.

2. Have a planner.

Having a planner during college days is very important.

A planner allows you to plan your day, weeks, and even months.

You may think that you can keep all the things in your mind but this is not true.

Basically, our brain is made to generate ideas and not to store them.

So keep a planer. It could be as simple as a notebook. Write down everything from your eating to hanging out with friends etc in it.

Maintaining a planner is also a good habit in general.

It keeps you organized and you will feel relief when you write down all the things in your planner and your life will be stress-free.

3. Get a computer locker.

Imagine that you are in the college in your library and everything like your books, notes, laptop is open and it's all over on the desk and you have to go to the washroom.

Now you can't wrap up everything and then go to the washroom.

So it is a good idea to have a computer locker so that you can lock your laptop and then you can go to the washroom without any worries.

And when you come back your computer will be there.

Basically, people steal stuff in college all the time and you just can't trust everybody.

4. Get a bike

I highly recommend you to get a bike because most likely your college campus will be very large.

My college campus was very large and it used to take me a lot of time to go from one class to another.

So I thought investing in a bike is a great idea so I got a bike and this way I reached the class early and I had a very nice exercise throughout the day.

Along with the bike I also recommend you to get a lock for the bike.

This way your bike will be protected all the time.

5. Drink plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water is a very good habit in general.

The thing is most of our body and brain is made up of water.

So a slight drop of water in our body can cause serious problems.

That's why I highly recommend you to drink plenty of water throughout the day between your classes.

But just drinking water is not sufficient, you must drink pure water purified by the water filter of good company.

If you don't have hard water at your home then buy a water purifier with RO water purification technology.

6. Download a good food app.

Let's face it, we don't have money when we are in college.

So we should grab every chance to save money.

So what I did to save the money, I downloaded a local food app that gives notifications of discounts on various types of food, whether that is Sushi or Indian food.

This way, I save a very tiny amount of money; but in the long term, I saved a lot of money.

7. Stay in touch with your advisor.

Staying in touch with your advisor. Maintaining a healthy relationship with them is very critical when you are in college.

It can save you a lot of money, a lot of time, and you can get your degree on time.

From the first semester of your college until the end of your degree, you should stay in contact with your advisor throughout.

Advisors will tell you which is the right class for you and they can even get you into the classes that won't be able to get into on your own.

So maintain a good relationship with your advisor, visit them often.

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Akash Sharma

Akash Sharma is a blogger from India. He like to write on various topics like parenting, family, health, child care etc.

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