College is hard. There’s no doubt about it but you CAN survive. Many have.
During your stay in college, here are some tips that you can use in order not to make it any harder:
You are on the tip of their pen, so be good. But in case this rule doesn’t apply to you, perhaps you should see your Department Chairman or Dean if you really have a problem with your prof.
The last person you can fool is yourself. Do not cheat (at least not always). Put in mind that you’re in college to learn and not just copy or memorize the lessons for the exam. There is a big difference between simple recalling and learning.
People keep pushing you to go ‘hard’ on yourself. But just don’t! Or else you’ll burn out and lose all the fire within you. That’ll be a lot more trouble. Refresh once in a while.
(TIP: Go somewhere silent. Breathe deep. Cogitate.)
Believe it or not, it exists. We were taught to help others without expecting return but reality is harsh. Make deposits and maybe, just maybe, they could return the favor back to you when you need it.
Don’t think too much if you’re asking a very intellectual question. Simply ask if there is something you do not understand.
Think about this: he who asks remains a fool in five minutes. He who doesn’t remains a fool forever.
Repetition is the key to learning. It is said that if you seriously repeat something five times, that knowledge has a greater chance of staying in your long-term memory. Very helpful indeed. It’s just like hitting a replay button on your head, but make sure you understand what you memorize.
When there are things you are not sure you can do, ask for someone else’s assistance. Learn to humble yourself and accept that your capabilities are somehow limited. BUT you must also acknowledge that you are capable of growing and becoming a better version of you every day.
Do your best and leave the rest to God.