Adapting from high school to college courses can be overwhelming. How do you come prepared for the first day, a little less frazzled about how you can succeed? There are plenty of recommendations on what you can practice before starting your college courses. Read on to see a few suggestions I have on how you can incorporate new habits during high school and be prepped way in-advance!
Something small that you can begin incorporating into your daily habits is calendar up-keep! You can start by including major assignments and projects that you are assigned, whether that is in a hardcopy version or a digital calendar. Personalize your schedule and make a note of important events or deadlines. This habit will be extremely beneficial once you are in college with various assignments from a multitude of courses. Start this habit early-on while in high school to develop useful organizational skills.
Are you taking smart notes during your lectures? College professors fly through power-points on a weekly basis, filling our minds with a lot of information. It is valuable to refine our note-taking skills as such. Try color-coding your jottings for easier studying once midterms and finals season approaches! As you take more effective notes, the material taught by your teachers are better understood as well. I personally love to take my notes on my laptop since professors can run through the lectures fairly quickly in classes but never forget that hand-written notes have a higher retention in your memory than digital notes.