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5 Tips to College Freshmen

Dear high school seniors,

Congratulations! I heard that you’ve just been accepted to the college of your dreams. Need any advice? Don’t worry. I got you covered!

Here are five tips to ensure you will be successful next Fall:

Join GroupMe

Make sure that you join GroupMe as soon as possible. This app will help you out tremendously throughout the school year. If you missed a day of school, you’d be able to receive that missed information from your classmates instead of bugging the teacher about it. This way, you are kept within the loop at all times.

Keep a Planner

If you didn’t use one of these in high school, this will all soon change. In college, you will be bombarded with so many due dates and assignments that you will need a place to keep all of this information. If you don’t have a physical paper planner, you can also use a dry erase board or any notes app on your phone. 

Get To Know Your Professor

It’s important for your professor to know who you are. This means showing up for class, participating in class and asking questions during and after class. It’s easy to blend in within the crowd in a big class. Therefore it’s essential to make your presence known. Professors tend to be more lenient towards students they know.

Do Your Homework

I know that this may seem like a super obvious one, but it’s true. Do all of your homework! Even if the assignment is confusing and you have no clue what you’re doing, a low grade is always better than a zero!
 

Curate a Study Playlist

It can be easy to slip into a cycle of procrastination. Sometimes we need a slight push of motivation to continue. The best way to study is to play music in the background. Music is a great way to calm you down and retain your focus. Create a study playlist on Spotify and get to work! 

Brittany Robinson is a sophomore majoring in Mass Media Arts at Clark Atlanta University. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and has a deep love for writing in many facets. Not only is she a blogger, but she is also a singer/songwriter. She has had the opportunity to perform at many music festivals and has opened up for many musical artists. In her spare time she loves recording music and listening to her favorite 90s R&B artists. You can follow her on Instagram @Taneenofficial.
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