#1 Edited by xxxddd (3704 posts) - - Show Bio

Things that have you helped you out through the years.

#2 Posted by Jezer (3243 posts) - - Show Bio

Make sure you make school your priority; go to every class, regardless of whether they take attendance or not.

What exactly does succeeding in college entail, actually?

#3 Posted by Xanni15 (6791 posts) - - Show Bio

Read whatever material you'll be covering in class beforehand, write down any questions which you might have, create an outline so that you don't have to take notes the entire time and you can fill in the important points.

#4 Posted by danhimself (21281 posts) - - Show Bio

1. do your homework

2. study

3. try to stay as sober as possible

#5 Posted by mikethekiller (8578 posts) - - Show Bio

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

#6 Posted by jeanlucpicard (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Use common sense, and bingo was his name-o

#7 Posted by Zorn_a_Rust_Red_Scythe (355 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't waste your time trying to fit in with a particular clique that you associate with all the time. It'll harm you once college is over.

#8 Posted by Illuminatus (9578 posts) - - Show Bio

Study as often as you possibly can. Go over things multiple times, and use some of your free time to keep on studying. The best way to succeed is to be familiar with whatever subject(s) you're learning about. 

#9 Posted by ColonelRunAway (380 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Don't waste time reading comics.

2. Don't waste time online.

3. Don't waste time looking at porn.

4. Don't waste time drinking.

5. Basically, whatever I do, you do the opposite of that.

#10 Edited by xxxddd (3704 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jezer said:

What exactly does succeeding in college entail, actually?

Graduating, not just memorizing the material, but understanding it, becoming a more well-rounded person and valuable citizen.

@Illuminatus: So how often should I study per subject? Three hours for every one hour in school? Or just study what I don't know?

#11 Edited by Illuminatus (9578 posts) - - Show Bio
@xxxddd: You'll have to come up with a studying criteria that suits you best, as it differs from person to person and trying to take on something that you didn't come up with yourself can be challenging, especially because I doubt you and I will ever have the exact same course-load at any one time.  
 
Generally, the rule of thumb for AP high school is around 2-2 1/2 hours of studying for every one hour spent in class, give or take ten minutes because that's normally the amount of time shaved off high school class periods on most days because teachers have to take roll, read off the standards for the day, etc. For college, I suppose it depends on the subject(s) and how long the class is. For example, I study four hours some nights for my 'North American/United States History to 1877' course, despite the fact that the class is only around an hour and fifteen minutes long and we meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That class in particular requires more time devoted to studying because the professor is constantly handing out quizzes and tests, while concurrently I'm also working on a research project in regards to the transition period between the Articles of Confederation and the US Federal Constitution we all know and love today.  
 
However, on the other end of the spectrum, I barely spend more than an hour or so on my Math homework/studying because I do not need to study excessively for the class, while others often do.  
 
 
Also, here's a tip in regards to downtime: spend it wisely, but do not be afraid to just lounge around and binge-watch a season of The X Files on Netflix or something. Spending a few hours at the gym and taking your mind off of everything can also help and actually lead to better performance in school. Your downtime is essential because that it the time in which you relax and take your mind off of your everyday worries. 
#12 Edited by xxxddd (3704 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus: So dedication, exercise, and time management, thanks.

Side note: With all the studying you do, do you manage to get enough sleep?(and by that I mean at least eight hours every night)

#13 Posted by Illuminatus (9578 posts) - - Show Bio
@xxxddd said:

@Illuminatus: So dedication, exercise, and time management, thanks.

Side note: With all the studying you do, do you manage to get enough sleep?(and by that I mean at least eight hours every night)

No, I do not. I try to ensure that I will get at least six hours (seven, time permitted) every night, so as to ensure I'm capable of functioning the next day. The key is to make up for that lost sleep over the weekends/holidays, and to start investing in some sort of naturally caffeinated beverage, such as coffee or oolong tea.
#14 Posted by xxxddd (3704 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus said:

No, I do not. I try to ensure that I will get at least six hours (seven, time permitted) every night, so as to ensure I'm capable of functioning the next day. The key is to make up for that lost sleep over the weekends/holidays, and to start investing in some sort of naturally caffeinated beverage, such as coffee or oolong tea.

Yeah, that's what I was afraid of.

Thanks for the help!

#15 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1157 posts) - - Show Bio

Schedule your school time and drinking/gaming time, if you make it up as you go you will find too many excuses to screw off

Sleep is more important than food or beer

#16 Edited by ssejllenrad (13028 posts) - - Show Bio

DON'T RISK CHEATING.... I've seen a lot of lives ruined by single mistakes such as cheating on exams or plagiarizing term papers.

Failing a course may not be good on your resume but it is still more forgiveable than being branded a cheat.

#17 Posted by Pyrogram (42856 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller said:

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

#18 Posted by StMichalofWilson (4812 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller said:

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

Of course....

#19 Posted by Dreadmaster (16257 posts) - - Show Bio

Take good notes and choose classes at times you'll know you'll be active and have enough rest.

#20 Posted by _Zombie_ (10551 posts) - - Show Bio

Do your homework

Do your homework

  • Do your homework
  1. Do your homework
  2. DO YOUR HOMEWORK

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

#21 Posted by xxxddd (3704 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus: Tips on eliminating procrastination?

#22 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (19300 posts) - - Show Bio

Take subjects you enjoy I mean there must be a reason why you picked them in the first place,right?

(This may help with procrastinating as well,since we procrastinate on things we don't like doing)

#23 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3817 posts) - - Show Bio

Get enough sleep and don't let the loose schedule get you behind on work.

#24 Posted by MonsterStomp (24520 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't have a girlfriend, unless your smart enough to not let her distract you.

#25 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Bull, Google, and Wikipedia are your best friends. Wear flip flops in the shower. If you need to make a paper longer and can't think of enough things to BS about, enlarge all the periods.