Once you get to university, talking to an advisor might not be at the top of your list. Maybe you’ve spent some time getting to know your major and the coursework it entails, and you know exactly what you’re going to do. That’s great! However, a major resource that can often be overlooked at university is the resource that comes with connecting with an advisor who understands your goals and guides you to achieve them.
As someone who just finished their freshman year of university and has seen what kind of a nightmare scheduling can be, I thought that I would highlight the importance of NOT overdoing your first term as a college freshman. Your advisors will emphasize this, but with the effects of the ongoing pandemic and all, it’s possible that someone hasn’t yet, and scheduling your classes is something you might be doing around this time.
It isn’t with the quantity of time put into studying, as anyone who has crammed the night before a test they subsequently failed will tell you. Some students have a lot to balance on their plate between school, work and other endeavors. Clearly, it’s important to develop good and efficient study skills early-on in your college career. So, if the secret to academic success isn’t to study more, then what is the key to doing well?