Published On: Thu, Apr 19th, 2018

How to be Successful In College

The transition from high school to college can often be a rough one, but here are some tips that will increase your chances of being successful!

How to be Successful In College

Be sure to choose the right school

This is the first and most important step for high school students, and it is necessary. Make sure you like the school you’re going to go to. Visit it several times. Ask questions. Get a feel of what life is like there, because if you are not happy with your school it will be much harder to be successful there!

Remember what you’re paying for

College costs a lot of money, so keep that in mind when you’re there. When you skip class you waste money. When you don’t get enough sleep before an exam and do poorly, you waste money. When you look at it from that angle, class seems more worthwhile. Plus it’ll help you achieve good grades.

Get your priorities straight

Although that party sounds like a really good time, you have an exam at 8 am. This kind of situation causes all kinds of college students to fail. Remember that school comes first. There will be plenty of other opportunities for having fun.

Get organized

Nothing is worse than trying to juggle your schedule of classes and exams while trying to study and remember what is when! My suggestion is that you get a planner for the year and write down everything from your syllabus. That way instead of carrying 4 or 5 different pieces of paper to figure out what you’re doing for the week, it’s all neatly written in one place.

About the Author

- Paul Linus is an eminent online journalist who has been writing news, features and editorials on different websites from across the world for about a decade. He can be contacted at

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