Tuesday, June 6, 2017

3 Tips for Freshman Success

College may seem like a difficult time but it doesn’t have to be. Here are three tips to stay on top of your game.


1. Follow the Class Syllabus

The syllabus is given to you on the first day of class. This valuable document is your guide to the semester, giving you information about the course, important dates to remember, and ways to keep in touch with your instructor. Follow the syllabus closely and use it to stay ahead of assignments.


2. Make a Schedule

Balancing school, work, and life can be hard. A good schedule helps you use your time wisely and keeps you from being overwhelmed. Avoid staying up all-night if you can help it, and remember to set aside time for studying. I try to spend 2-3 hours each evening after school doing homework and studying, which works for me. Just find what works for you and stick with it.


3. Remember Your Campus Resources

We all need a little help sometimes, and there are plenty of useful resources on (and off) campus that can do just that. The Learning Commons has tutoring for math and math-based science classes. The Language Center on the Gallatin campus has people who can help you with papers and assignments. The Vol State library and its website are great for research papers, see the librarians for help. And tutor.com covers a variety of tutoring and it’s free to all Vol State students. You access it via the class eLearn page.

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