Thursday, September 18, 2014

How To Party & Make Good Grades!

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You are an incoming freshman and the first thing you want to do is get in on the fun right? However, let us not forget that college is the blank canvas of our future. You can make it whatever you want. 

How that image is going to appear when you graduate all depends on you. 

The first thing you want to get for yourself even though it may seem old school, is get yourself a day planner. Yup, I said it... A real actual daily planner that you can write in! Don't worry about it being fancy, all you simply need is some way of tracking your schedule and the assignments associated with the classes you're taking. If writing this all down sounds mundane, try downloading a daily planner app for your smartphone or tablet. Tip: A few great note taking and managing apps are Planner Plus, iStudiez Pro, and To-Do List.

Once you are settled in to your classes, you should already have an agenda of what your school work load is going to be like. If you're going to be working part-time or full-time while taking classes make sure you give yourself time in between so you are not drained.

To give you an example, here's a simple breakdown:

To make this as realistic as possible... Let's say you have a job and work three days a week part-time.  We all want to have Saturday’s off, but in this example we are going to work on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11AM – 3PM.  You have three classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 8AM –10AM, 11AM – 1PM and 2PM – 4PM with hour breaks in between classes and Thursday you have one class from 6PM – 8 PM each class is three units. Which means your semester is packed full. 

So, my question to you is... How in the world are you going to have time to study, work AND most importantly play? After all, that's a huge part of college, right? ;0)

Despite how overwhelmed you may feel with it all. The solution is actually pretty simple...

You can study in between classes and you can squeeze lunch in between each hour break for 45 minutes leaving you 15 minutes to get to your next class. This also includes time before work and after work. Always allow at least a total of two to three hours of study time Monday – Friday. 

Be sure to save the weekends for some down time...  If you have nothing going on then take advantage to catch up on your studies.  Tip: Sleep is key. Avoid staying up late on class nights or cramming all night to study prior to exam. Lack of sleep will make it harder to retain information.


Ultimately, keep it simple and you will be alright! College is going to open a lot of doors for your future. Also, if you've ever considered going Greek, be sure to do your research. If the association aligns with your interests sign up!  Not only will the Greek program open up many opportunities it will help you succeed not only through college, but your future.  Plus, going Greek means awesome parties! 


Good luck and have fun!

Karey


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5 Tricks To Surviving Dorm Life


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 Now that the initial shock of moving out of your folks home and into a 12x12 or if you're lucky 14x14 box shaped room has worn off, we figured you'd need a few (or more) tips to survive living in the dorm halls.


In an effort to ease the pain, below are 10 tricks to surviving dorm life.

#1: Hide 'n' Seek
Unless you're one of the lucky few who gets a dorm room all to your self, one of the first things you realize about living in a dorm is that lack of privacy you have. Meaning, you don't have any. Shy or not, you quickly get over your concerns and live for the moments where you get bit of alone time. It's a case of hide-n'seek with your dorm mates. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Tip: Learn your dorm mates schedule so if you need down time and the room to yourself, you can take advantage of those moments when they're away.

#2: Volume Control...
Noise is the number one complaint to adjusting to life within the dorms. With over 200+ people on each level, the volume can quickly escalate. Tip:  Invest is a few good pairs of ear buds and headphones. The ear buds will help with sleep and cancel out any noise your roommates may make and the headphones will cancel out the remaining 199 people on your floor when you need to zone out and study.

#3: Border Control...
Surrounding yourself by other people 24/7 is bound to create tension sooner or later. No one gets along all the time, especially if your confined in close quarters. The key to keeping the peace is staying diplomatic and maintaining an open line of communication. Tip: Some articles suggest weekly meetings and others suggest creating a rule book. At the end of the day, you know what works best for you. So go with your gut... Either way, 'when in doubt talk it out'. If something is on your mind that your unsure about or that is bugging you let your roomy know - rationally. No sense in burning bridges over spilled milk.

#4: RA & Peers...
Regardless if you're shy or not, social calls with your RA or other dorm peers are a good way to help stay motivated and survive the semester away from home. Especially if it's your first. Don't lock yourself up away from friends and sunshine. Tip: Get active and know who you share your hall with. If you're a tad on the anti-social side, schedule some time with your RA so you can't bow out of it.

#5: Always Apply The Golden Rule...
Remember that 5th grade rule your teacher taught and referred to under any circumstance? No... well I do, and I am happy to give you a refresher... The saying goes something like this, "do one to others as you would have them unto you." Rumors and gossip spread like wild fire within the hallways of the dormitories. The best way to avoid drama is not partake in it. Tip: Don't like drama? Then don't start it, spread it, or partake in it.
“do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” - See more at: http://www.thecollegesurvivalhandbook.com/2011/09/9-tips-to-survive-dorm-life.html#sthash.p5V1jvld.dpuf
“do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” - See more at: http://www.thecollegesurvivalhandbook.com/2011/09/9-tips-to-survive-dorm-life.html#sthash.p5V1jvld.dpuf

Now that you have a better grasp on how to navigate the dorms, get back to your classes.

Best of luck in the semester ahead,

Miki

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Get Settled Into Your Dorm Easily With This Gem!


Dorm Room Movers is proud to announce their latest partnership with Pijon, a monthly curated care package delivered directly to students on campus. No need to leave all of the shopping up to mom and dad. Have Pijon send you trendy gear and healthy snacks to munch on instead!  

You'll receive a goodie package each and every month without breaking the bank. Starting at $23 a month, Pijon has different options based on your needs and budget making it ideal to everyone. 


The best part is you can feel good about all of the awesomeness you receive because Pijon gives back. 
Over 25,000 packages of childhood essentials and comfort items are donated every year to kids in need with Pijon's Project Night Night. In fact, it's Pijon's mission to ensure kids feel happy, healthy and loved. Which is why they're so great at what they do! 

To get started and save 15% off any PijonBox subscription when you signup with this discount code -> drm-special-price and have a great semester!

Enjoy the goodies!

Miki

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