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.
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.
Good luck and have fun!