Communication is key !

A lot of people are always stating the fact that they know communication is key but they don’t put their words into action. In college there are constantly situations where you’re going to have no choice but to open your trap!  For example, I was recently hit with a debate assignment with a group of randoms. I immediately think “what the heck, I’ll just let them do all the talking”  then my teacher basically was already three steps ahead and says “everybody in the group has to talk by the way”.

So of course I was bummed and thought how to get out of it but once again my teacher decides to now be six steps ahead of me and states ” Oh. For those of you who are gonna come down with a cold on the day of your debate, if you don’t support the team you won’t be apart of the team which means you will have a 0 for the assignment”. Yeah, I know it sucks huh? Overall I mean it’s no point of being in school to fail so of course I took the smarter route and joined the randoms!

So, basically what I’m trying to get you to understand is that whether you are a social butterfly or as dead as a doorknob you’ll have to eventually adjust to others depending on which one you may be. For you social butterflies, try and get the other person to be more open, reel that person in and help them to be engaged… we all know how it feels on that first day of attending a new school, well that’s what it feels like to an antisocial person who have to step outside their comfort zone. For those of you who are antisocial, just try to find something you have in common with others, or just simply ask questions to get a feel of who or what you may be working with.

Check out: How to effectively communicate

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Study Habits

 Studying for classes will play a major roll in surviving in college. I came to the realization that you just can’t go into any college course and B.S. your way through it. What makes me say this? It would definitely be because I tried it , thinking I’ll be able to get a passing grade … well I was WRONG!!! So my advice to you if you’re not a good test taker is to definitely study. Studying is not just about trying to pass your test , think of it as you making yourself standout by knowing what someone else may not,  you have to admit, its a good feeling to know you’re ahead of the game. You may have to take extra time out of your day to do so but its all worth it at the end. To help you get started, visit resources around your school:

  • study groups
  • tutoring
  • writing lab
  • math lab
  • office hours

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Ok , yes, I know I have stated the obvious so far but I have another way that you can make the studying work way better. The first thing that usually comes to  mind is where do we even start? I have a solution to this, tackling the type of learner that you are. Most people don’t realize that when they’re learning its always that one thing they may not notice but they always tend to do it. For example, I learn material better by seeing it put in maps, graphs, cornell style notes,  pictures or  highlighted and color coordinated text. This is what you call a visual Learner. Does this sound like you too? If not don’t worry there are other learning styles that may fit your learning type.

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