It’s that time of the year… yes I mean packing your life back up and move to start college.
This can be super exciting also nerve racking! Here is a quick little post of things to do before you go back!
- Don’t over-pack: Ask yourself if you really need it if it’s a maybe ask again, yes or no. Your stuff only expands at school make sure you’ve got it all.
- Email your professors: Make sure you email and make your name known, maybe ask some questions even about textbooks! I always email my teachers about them and sometimes you’ll get really good news like YOU DON’T EVEN NEED ONE.
- Read your syllabus: If you get yours early read it to make sure to see how your professor likes to receive emails. Most at my school don’t accept emails from an address outside of the school’s email address they give you. I had one teacher who set up the subject to be specific to the class name any other email they got was went to spam. Your syllabus is the one of the keys to succeed in class. It could also have info on extra credit, the grading system, future projects, and a class schedule.
- Get a planner: Your planner is your like water. You need it. You have to get it. You have to use it several times in the day. Always write down what you’ve got going on through the week and month. I advise getting a planner that has both monthly and weekly calendar try to write things you are scheduled to do in pencil because it could change but assignments in pens (assorted colors even better.)
- Get all-in-one wallet: One that can hold your phone, student id/debit cards, room keys. You don’t want to carry a purse everywhere with a book bag it gets tiring. An alternative is having pants that fit it all and a folding wallet to fit in the pockets. I linked a JS wallet I have one but it’s older. My first one came from my college bookstore.
- Buy a student football pass: If you’re like me and love football it’s so important to buy the pass, you don’t have to worry about running out of the tickets. A lot of my friends would either give the ticket of the day to another friend if they weren’t going or sell the ticket (hello extra $$$!) Sorry if your school doesn’t have a team, you should totally go see a play or a concert, it’s also a ton of fun!
- Have an idea of a study plan: You can never tell what you’re going to get into with studying but research your school. Are you going to study in your room, study rooms, outside, or the library! There are so many places to go on campus.
- Set reachable goals: This is really important. It keeps you on track with your life. Set a goal to get projects done by and a time to get homework done. Set goals with clubs, join one or two!! It’s important that you make goals in college with your GPA, career, and overall life. You also have to budget, get a job and save money before you come surprise expenses come a bit!
- Don’t buy the book, seriously don’t buy it: Unless the book has an access code in it. Don’t buy the book. Rent it. Go on Chegg or Amazon. Save yourself money, most of the time the bookstore won’t buy back or they’ll buy for WAY less than what you paid. Renting it so much easier all you have to do is mainly keep the box and send it back to where it came. I love renting through the school personally because I can just return it there.
- Be open minded about everything: You’re going to see a bunch of stuff you’ve never seen in your life, brace yourself. Be open to trying clubs, going out, and meeting new people. It can be rewarding. You don’t want to be inside the dorm all day! I encourage getting involved being more open in a new setting going home and staying in the dorm too much I believe could affect your overall perspective of the college you picked.
While you go back to school keep in mind all of these things. Go to class always. I’m going to try to make a difference with my life and making a better one for me. I can only hope the same and more for you. I hope you enjoyed reading this don’t forget to subscribe and follow my Instagram!
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