University Survival -Tips for Surviving University Life
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Freshman year of college can be an enormous change. For a lot of new college students, it is their first time away from home as well is their first time living with a complete stranger. Not to mention that the academic rigors of college and/or university are at least 10 times greater than those experienced by the average college student.
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A whole New World Than where you Come from...Welcome to College
Most college students these days bail out of college as early as the second semester or in their second years. We all know how important a degree is and to be able to achieve that, one has to go to college and actually finishing it. For those who are having a really hard time in their college life, there are simple ways on how you can survive it.
Are you living with your total opposite? It's amazing how different two people sharing the same (tiny) room can be. Even the littlest things can drive you crazy after awhile! You eat Big Macs and chicken wings while your roommate swears by tofu and beans; you like Coldplay and your roommate cranks up Tim McGraw. You're East Coast; your roommate is West Coast. Whatever your differences (and there are bound to be a few), you need to figure out what you're willing to live with and what's fair to ask your roommate to change.
Not everyone wants to spend their three or more years at university studying a vocational, scientific or technical subject. Studying the Arts subjects such as art, religion or classics can still open many employment doors.
Art is not usually a subject that you will choose to study unless you hold a dedication and passion for the subject. Having a creative flair is something that some are fortunate to have, which can lead to very successful careers. Having such a passion and love for the subject will make studying it that much easier, rather than it being a chore to study and complete coursework on time it will be something that you want to do.
Once you decide that you need to go through an EMBA program, you have to prepare yourself for the experience. The biggest mistake many executive students make is to assume that the program won't be that difficult, since the hours tend to be part time. What they fail to realize is that juggling any MBA program with a full time career and possibly a family life and personal life can be stressful and exhausting. The following tips are designed to get you off on the right foot so you know how to survive the next year or two of study.
Are you a freshman college student with a learning disability? If so, you probably find yourself in need of a new, reliable support system. The general rule is that students with learning disabilities in college need approximately twice the support they received in high school.
In her 1991 study, Dr. Joan M. McGuire, Associate Director of the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability at the University of Connecticut, reports that many college-bound students with learning disabilities fail to understand the demands that they are about to encounter in the postsecondary setting. Thus, they end up overwhelmed by the quantity of material and speed of instruction. Likewise, many college students with LD lack the skills and strategies that are important for managing and monitoring learning in various milieus. In order to survive and succeed in college, students must have a well-devised plan which includes an arsenal of skills and strategies, ready to use at a moment's notice.
So you just got into college, congratulations! Now you're looking to succeed and become something, adjusting to college life as best you can.
You did well in high school, got good grades, but now you're wondering, "Will I be able to handle college?"
Did you know that more students drop out of college within the first six weeks of school then the rest of the year combined? Think about it. You're in a new environment, you're away from home for the first time. You have new roommates and a very intimidating work load.
College is really nothing like high school. Expectations are extremely high, the work load is phenomenal and you have much less time to get everything done. In fact, you need very specific survival skills or you're at serious risk of dropping out. Most high school students can get into college, but their chances of sticking it out, well, they are pretty slim in most cases because high school students don't tend to have proper study skills drilled into them.
Even if you're in college and reading this article, though, it's not too late for you, start developing appropriate study skills. If you're in high school, the sooner you adopt these skills, the sooner you'll be prepared for college.
Distance Learning is a priority for most who have already set their lives out in one way or another in that their responsibilities have been laid out, and in quite a few cases, would not allow for regular College schedules. This is taken into consideration when looking for a place to study, and this shouldn't mean below par education. It should mean convenience for those interested in education and furthering their portfolios.
Most of us feel excited the first week or two of college life, a new experience and freedom unlike any we have ever known; it's a rite of passage. However, with that rite of passage comes self-doubt, a little apprehension... big changes! Just remember, given time you will settle into your new routine as a college freshman and those feelings of doubt and apprehension will soon subside! For now, just focus on making good decisions that create a routine for success in college.
Adapting to college life during the first year of college can be a taxing and difficult experience for some students. For many people, the first year of college is the first time that they have lived outside of their family's home, or are finding themselves without the community safety net that they have enjoyed during their primary and secondary education. While freedom and independence can give students what they need to excel, it also comes with many perils that they will be individually responsible for.
College students face unique challenges and difficulties on the university campus. Overcoming adversity often becomes the best university for college students as they learn to be self-sufficient adults capable of tackling problems and standing on their own two feet. When college students leave home, a wide array obstacles and challenges suddenly meet them. Entering adulthood is no easy task whether you are a college student or not, but here are some proven success secrets to overcome adversity and achieve self-mastery wherewith you can give birth to your destiny.
When I left the comforts of home to begin my college education, I was suddenly overwhelmed by the many things I had to do just to survive daily, not to mention tackle my coursework and hit the books to be successful in my college classes.
As a single parent and a full time college student, I had to find creative and effective ways to manage my time. At the top of my time management priorities was figuring out how to trim down the time it took to perform everyday tasks. When I took an Early American Lit class, it became very apparent to me that I simply had to learn how to read faster, or else drop the course. That's when I began researching speed reading. Through my research, I was able to improve upon my reading time by over 250 percent! Want to know how? Here are some speed reading tips for college students:
I'll admit it-commitment has not always been my strong suit. A number of things can go wrong in any relationship, and if you've been hurt in the past, you'll probably not so eager for that pain to happen again.
Some wounds just can't be healed with a pint of ice cream and burning your ex's photographs. If you're dealing with this kind of commitment phobia, chances are that you simply need some time to get over your past relationships, and any new guy or girl vying for your heart will give you the space you need.
However, there's another kind of commitment phobia that is common among young adults-one I like to call "the college experience." Whether you go to college straight from high school or return after being out in the real world for a few years, attending college can wreak havoc on a relationship, and many couples break up because of it. Don't let the college experience keep you and your honey from committing to one another!
Depression among college students, with a focus on Freshmen.
Who is at risk, and what can be done?
Graduation time rolls around, and you already know where you will end up next year for college. Your two best friends will be joining you there, where you will all live in the same apartment complex. You have already put your first payment, and deposit in preparation. Now you wait.
When the time comes around, you pack up and move thousands of miles just to go to college. You haven't heard from either of your friends yet, and you can feel the anticipation welling in your gut. You are so excited, you haven't heard from them all summer. Then you find out they never came. Both decided on going to a different college without you, or telling you. You keep telling yourself you will cope, and make new friends, but you still feel lonely and rejected.
Each one of us grew up with an aim, a dream in our heads, which determined our higher education, our choice of college.
Coming to college is like a dream come true for many. That sense of freedom, responsibility, the endless possibilities for future, friends, bunking. If you ask me, college life makes a boy a man.
But life doesn't stop there. In the blink of an eye, college life gets over (I'm in my last year and I have no idea how the last two years went by) and you're facing the real world; and you know, you have to have a job.
Some of us might be in a corporate job, some in the healthcare industry, some maybe entrepreneurs- whichever we choose, we are now of the working class. And as days go by, you feel nostalgic about those good old college days, wishing to go back.
Hey, young professional, I'm talking to you!
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. ~John Wooden
College was fun. Now it's time to get to work, right? It's time to take what you know about technology, communication, globalization, music, social networking, the environment, politics, and art and THRIVE at work. In spite of all you know, it's what you don't know that might be undermining you in the workplace.
Etiquette, yeesh! That's not fun!
The first year of graduate school is often overwhelming, regardless of which psychology program one chooses. Students who have been accepted into a psychology graduate program will soon discover a major change in the way they will continue in their educational career. With no more than a five percent national acceptance rate, the competition is fierce when applying to grad school. Ask anyone who has completed their graduate studies if the sacrifices were worth it and the answer will likely be, "Yes, with a passion for psychology... and a lot of social sacrifices". Rarely, if ever, will someone say they regretted their choice.
The first goal of a psychology grad student is to determine which core classes the psychology program requires. Required credits vary from one program to another; however, most will require at a minimum: history of psychology, research methods, statistics, cognitive psychology, social psychology, biopsychology and abnormal psychology. These core classes provide a good foundation from which to build on graduate level courses.
College success is not as difficult for most young students as learning how to take on adult responsibilities. Letting go of adolescence and becoming an adult is more challenging according to Carl Pickardt, Psychologist and adolescent specialist. If you take responsibility for showing up to class regularly, turning papers and work in on time, and sacrificing some of the time spent with friends in favor of more study time, you have won half the battle for achieving college success. Being responsible for meeting the demands of college (ability to respond and step up to the plate) is one of the keys to college achievement.
Dealing with bullies in college life has been a very complex issue since a very long time. It is mostly observed in the colleges where students follow bullying as a source of entertainment. But, in doing this they don't even realize that they are harming the morale of other students. Self confidence of the students goes to the lowest level and stress overpowers them. But still, no one knows the perfect way to deal with these bullies. The college authority plays an eminent role in controlling this issue. The administrative authority should implement some strict rules, in order to place a stop at this serious and complex issue. It is a fact that college authority has the first move to stop the issue of bullying but the students should also have the guts to face the bullies. Some of the measures which college authority should take in order to stop bullying in the colleges are described below:
While it may be true that not everyone learns in the most effective way by doing the same things, there are certain fundamentals that you can follow in order to virtually guarantee yourself academic success during your time at University. No matter what degree you take or what College you're enrolled in, University classes are all structured in similar ways. Lectures, text book readings, assignments, projects, quizzes, midterm and final exams. Knowing the format of the class beforehand allows students to create a strategy that when implemented and stuck to, results in good grades and less stress. Here are our top 10 study habits you should try to implement into your strategy for academic success at University!
Late night cramming, finishing assignments in the student lounge on the day they are due, praying for a good essay topic to come your way. Does any of this sound familiar? Yes, these are some of the characteristics of a university education with which many of us are familiar. How many times have you heard a joke on TV about flirting, drinking, and partying simply being "what you do in college." Part of the university experience is about having fun, growing as a person, and yes some partying! However, let's not forget about the actual "reason" for university in the first place. If you've forgot I'll remind you! It's about getting a great education, getting high grades, and preparing yourself for the future of your dreams. That's fairly true isn't it? The reason you came to university was to get an education?
Many students dream to get A+ grades each year but few of them succeed in doing this, because it is normal that most students are average that get average grades and if you don't want to be an average student you should not do what average students do by:
Time management may at first seem like a difficult thing, that becomes easier once you know secrets and shortcuts to help you make the best use of time. Soon, by following these ideas for how to be good at time management in college, you should become better at it and then it will not seem difficult.
As both a student and a person, you already know that there is a time for everything. Managing your time well means deciding how important each of the things you need to do is, and designating a specific time for each of them to be done, so you can help yourself use the allotted time for each specific activity efficiently.
Hack (noun)- A usually creative solution to a problem or limitation.
In his book "Awakening The Buddha" by Lama Surya Das is told the story of Milarepa, a famous Tibetan yogi who lived in the 11th century, and one of his prize students, Gampopa, a physician and monk. After many years of studying with Milarepa, it was time for Gampopa to part from his teacher and he asked for one final teaching, one instruction he could carry away with him. At first, Milarepa seemed reluctant, saying that what was required after all these years was more effort, not more instructions.
As educators, we know one of the best traits that can aid in success is confidence. Self-doubt can kill dreams and a lack of belief in oneself can deter anyone from achieving a goal and becoming successful. However, confidence is often something that we have or need at any given time. We need confidence, even for the smaller day to day routine things that we do. On the other hand, sometimes, we need courage to get through a situation. Courage is pushing through when things are tough or create fear. For example, it might take confidence to ace the final exam, but it takes courage to stick out a degree program when it puts finances in jeopardy, reduces work-life balance, and all your support systems are against you going for this goal.
Stress affects all students, from graduate level to those in the kindergarten. The term stress refers to the response you have when facing circumstances that force you to act, change or adjust in some way to keep things balanced. It is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. In the right dose, stress can be healthy or even enjoyable. However, stress can be very damaging for students when it becomes excessive. It can harm students' health, happiness, performance, relationships and personal development. This article will deal with management of negative stress.
Now that you've spent all that money on textbooks, tuition and all the other expenses you didn't even think about, make sure you get value for your investment of time, too. Here are some things to keep in mind to help you make the most of the hours you spend cracking the books. Remember to use a book finder for those cheap college textbooks.
Apps That All University Students Should have in their Smartphones
University students are a busy bunch of people - they need to hand in an assignment the next day, they need to be punctual for their summer job, they want to keep up with the latest news on campus, and they want to find some entertainment when the lecturer becomes too boring.
Are you someone who love taking exams? As an actuarial student, that is what you will be doing in the first few years. You have to try to take and pass the first five preliminary tests to become an actuary. And these five tests require a lot of self-discipline and determination.
I believe that determination and persistence are the key factors in helping someone to become a successful actuary in the future. I never understood the importance of these until I experienced it myself. I started taking my first actuarial exam, Exam FM/2 in 2010. Back then I believed that doing as many exam problems as possible would help me pass this exam. I spent a huge amount of time studying for this exam. I completed the whole ASM and Actex manual for this exam and I felt like I could pass it when I walked into the exam center.
You're off to college this fall-and you're excited. It's a new world and if you're living on campus you'll probably be on your own for the first time. You've decorated your room, bought all the (really expensive) textbooks and a new flash drive or two. You're ready to go.
But it won't take long for work to build up and assignments to accumulate. The college grind will begin. There are exams and papers to write. There are group projects to organize and lots of reading to do.
Starting university is like starting a new life. When students leave home for university, they embark on a new journey, one that of self-reliance and self-discovery, which largely shapes up their outlook on life in the longer run.
Most students are not prepared for the challenges of university and end up being overwhelmed, which results in them taking extra time to adjust to their new life. That is fine, as long as you eventually get comfortable with university life, but a far better course of action would be to prepare yourself, mentally and emotionally, for any problem you may face at college and university level.