Judging by all the insight resumes that the Admissions staff has read over the past ten months, the class of 2013 will be very involved on campus!Â That said, we decided to offer up some tips to help students balance their school priorities and social life this upcoming year.Â After all, we canâ€™t expect you to study all day long, right?
Straight from the Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) office, here are just a sample of the helpful hints to being involved on campus and staying afloat in your academics.
- Make a master course syllabus.Â Combine all course syllabi into a mega-list.
- Keep a To-Do-List and daily planner.Â Rather than just listing when an assignment is due, actually schedule time prior to work on the assignment.Â Do the same for
- Get off the phoneâ€¦including text messaging.Â Turn it on â€œsilentâ€? when you are trying to studyâ€¦this will decrease the amount of interruptions.
- Go to class.Â Life goes better if you show up.
- Sleep 6-8 hours a night.Â All-nighters are not healthy and your memory actually suffers when you do not get enough sleep.
- Learn to say â€œnoâ€?.Â It is healthy to set limits.Â If you canâ€™t succeed as a student, you wonâ€™t be able to be a student leader anymore.
- Donâ€™t forget to have fun! The more balance you have in your life, the more successful you will be in all areas (student, leader, friend, partner,
family member, all-around healthy-happy person).
*For the full list of tips from SLI, click here.
Weâ€™re looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2013 to campus this fall and canâ€™t wait to see the impact they make on our community!