Friday, September 23, 2011

10 Things to Avoid in College

Hey guys!

Hopefully you're all having a great Friday! A couple days ago, I was sitting in my dorm room thinking about what I could blog about next. So, I asked my friend Lelia what she thought. We decided that it would be useful to post what things a college student should avoid...



#1
 Procrastination
If you put off doing your work until late at night, the quality will definitely decrease. Stay on top of your assignments so your grades stay up- that's what you're here for!

#2 
Skipping Class
Well, how are you going to learn anything if you don't go to class?! Obviously don't go if you're sick or something along those lines, but make sure to talk to your professor and make up the work that you missed. 

#3
Going to bed at 2am (or just too late in general)
On weeknights this is a no-no. Falling asleep in class, or even just zoning out because of exhaustion is not a good way to retain information.

#4
Going home every weekend
Going home is nice once in a while, but going too often means missing out on everything here at campus...get out and have fun! It's more difficult to adjust if you're constantly heading home for the weekend.

#5
Keeping your door closed 
Some might think this just applies to the first couple weeks. Really though, even after a month here, it's still a good idea to keep your door open...people will walk in and be social :)

#6
Too much Facebook
I'll admit, I do devote a little too much time to Facebook. The problem with this is that when you're constantly online, that's taking away from study time or time that you could be spending with your friends. (homework + Facebook = fail.)

#7
Too much TV or video games
This is basically the same thing as Facebook, it's a distraction. Go get your homework done and then go outside and play frisbee...it's a lot more fun.

#8
Living your life on Skype
Skype is great for seeing your family/friends from home, but being in a video chat with someone else all the time means less time with the people who are actually here. There has to be some balance!

#9
Taking the buffet a little too seriously
We've all heard of it- the freshman 15. Beware!

#10
Not taking advantage of everything SMC has to offer
Saint Mike's has SO much to offer us as students...clubssportsMOVE, you name it! Check out the student activities page here.



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-Juliana

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