College: Secrets to Success

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Tyler Dartmouth
English 1213
March 29, 2011
College: Secrets to Success
College is supposed to be a fun time in a person’s life. It is also a very important time, what a person learns during that time can help them succeed in the world. Many students struggle because they cannot separate their study time from their party time. Some students fail to make the transition from high school to college. This is the time of many people’s lives, but they forget how serious it is also. There are many secrets to getting a good college experience, which is having fun and making good grades. The top three things a student can do to get the best experience is to study in a group, learn to manage their time, and get involved in an extracurricular activity.

Studying in a group is a great way to prepare for a test while having fun. Varying study habits can help keep the mind active. It can be helpful to get different perspectives on a material not seen or noticed alone. Being in a group can also help break the repetitive feel a person gets studying by oneself. People can also compare notes and fill in any gaps they might have missed. If a student has trouble with procrastination the best thing they can do is to join a study group. Students should try to join study groups with peers of equal knowledge in the class. If a student wants to be in a study group they have to meet at a certain time to participate, getting rid of procrastination.

Procrastination is the biggest problem facing a college student. Allocating one’s time is a very important step to getting rid of this problem. If a person utilizes their time they can spend more time having fun. In Kate Zericke’s article about “The Harvard Guide to Happiness” she talks about students who said they could not study the same way they did in high school and succeed. College students cannot spend thirty minutes studying at a time like they did in high school and hope succeed. Students need to plan out hours in the day for...
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