Some items are better left at home rather than bringing them to the dorm or the college apartment. Some tips for the college student to help keep a focus on academics.
Greatest i-Pod Ever
Listening to music is one of the fun experiences of the college years. But don’t get obsessed with the i-Pod. As much as you love the music mix you put together on the i-Pod, try not to waste too many hours with it. Use it as a treat after your work is done.
That Skank You Met this Summer
Summer romances are often best if they end in September. Starting a new college year and trying to continue the torrid “love” from the summer isn’t always a good idea. Hot romances are very distracting.
The roller coaster feelings that arise from the hormones that flood the body over romance are intense and much more intriguing than studying. However, studying is a must. Dump the summer love and get serious about classes in the fall. There’s always next spring to fall in love again.
Try to eat healthy while in college. Good nutrition is good for the brain and will help build endurance and focus. Try to avoid junk food while in college. The food in the food hall is usually bad enough nutritionally. Don’t add to that situation by loading up on junk food when you are snacking.
Try to snack on fruit and other healthy snacks like air popped popcorn, vegetables, yogurt, or hummus. A lot of people gain weight in college. Snack healthy and it will make it easier to avoid that problem.
Drugs are illegal. Though the campus may be rife with people using drugs, it is best to avoid them. They can cause some freaky medical problems. Also, an arrest for drugs can cause problems for you with the college. An arrest for drugs will also be hard to explain at future job interviews. Just say no to drugs and focus on getting an education. Parents have been known to stop paying college tuition over incidents like a drug arrest. Don’t risk the college experience over drugs.
Even if you were top of your class in high school, college is a new learning experience. So leave the ego off campus and enter college ready to learn. Be willing to accept that you may not always be top dog now. Work hard and do your best. But don’t be cocky and expect high grades without hard work.
College dorms are not the safest or most secure places. Keep your bling at home and then it won’t get stolen out of the dorm. Most dorms have people wandering in and out all day. Security is hard to maintain. So don’t bring a very expensive stereo, diamond earrings, a super expensive computer, or other items that will attract the attention of thieves. Keep you life simple and you won’t have to deal with the icky feeling that arises after being robbed.
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