“College is a time of change, growth, and discovery. Some changes you can control, others occur spontaneously. You can’t always predict what will happen, but there are ways to make the process smoother. The tips in this blog can help you adjust to college life and make your college experience more fulfilling.”
[“A Guide To College Life”, http://collegelifeguide.blogspot.com]
1. Good posture is important for your health and for the way you present yourself. Bad posture can lead to back pain, which will make your life harder and keep you from doing the things that you want to do. Standing up straight is not a sign of weakness and will help you feel better about yourself.
We have found that students with good posture are more confident and project an air of authority when they speak to other students or teachers. Taking care of your body is just as important as taking care of your mind in college. Posture is an easy thing to fix, so why not correct it now? To improve your posture, simply keep your shoulders back and chest out, keep your head held high, and stand up tall. This may feel awkward at first, but after a while it will feel natural and good!
2. Good time management skills are essential to college success. Some students find that it is difficult to balance their course load with other obligations such as work, internships, clubs, or part-time jobs. Setting priorities every day can help you stay on track with your schoolwork and manage your time effectively.*
We suggest that all students should set goals for themselves each day regarding what they need to accomplish. Do not be afraid to set reasonable
For students who are interested in the arts, we have created a short list of free online websites and programs to help you find information on art history around the world.
Our first recommendation is Flickr.com – this site is one of the most popular photo sharing sites and also has thousands of art related images that you can browse with ease. You can search by artist name, or by specific art pieces and even save your favorite images so you can reference them at any time.
If you are looking for more information on architecture throughout history, the website ArchDaily is a great place to start. We recommend starting with their article “100 Buildings You Should See Before You Die”, which includes everything from churches to mosques and castles to modern buildings – there is something for everyone!
Other great websites to check out include: Artsy.net, ArtStor, and The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art’s website.
You may also be interested in our recent post about why it is important to have an active social life while in college.”
The following are ten tips that will help you maintain a great GPA and enjoy college.
1. Start immediately. Take advantage of every opportunity you have to learn as much as possible from the start. Make sure that each day at college is better than the last.
2. Set goals for yourself. Make sure to set goals for your grades, your career, and your life in general. It makes it easier to create a plan of action for reaching those goals.
3. Keep up with the workload. While it is important to take part in extracurricular activities, do not let them interfere with schoolwork and homework. College is a time to make lasting memories, but only if you get good grades!
4. Take breaks every now and then. You need to be able to relax every once in a while so you can rejuvenate yourself for more schoolwork ahead!
5. Talk to other students in your classes and work together on projects when possible! This helps with creating good relationships with others as well as getting some help on projects/papers/exams etc…
6. Get involved in clubs/organizations on campus that interest you, or even volunteer at places around town! This can provide opportunities for leadership roles that could be beneficial later
One of the biggest mistakes that students make is not taking care of themselves. Students need to take care of their body; they need to eat healthy, exercise and get enough sleep. Students also need to take care of their mind. They need to have time for hobbies and social activities outside of class. Students who do not have a life outside of class usually find that they have no motivation when it comes time to study.
A good night’s sleep is vital for students if they are going to be able to study effectively and think clearly. Most students do not get nearly as much sleep as they should. Many college students pull all-nighters on a regular basis. This will only backfire in the end, and cause them to do worse in school overall.
This can be easily avoided by going to bed at a reasonable hour (not staying up until the sun comes up) and making sure you get enough sleep every night. By getting enough sleep, you will be less stressed out and more motivated to study and learn in other areas of your life as well. Also, with better grades in class, you will have more motivation to study harder because you see that it is working!
Students should also eat healthy meals on a regular basis. It may be tempting for students
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Art is the most important thing in my life, and when I first found out about it in high school, I was hooked.
I wasn’t too crazy about painting, but I loved sculpture. I could see that a piece of art had a lot more substance to it than just what people saw on the outside. I was also interested in the shapes being made up of different things and how they were put together to make something beautiful. I’ve always liked to draw, so in the beginning I used to collect images of different sculptures and drawings and then try to copy them.
After high school, I wanted to go into art as a profession but ended up going down a different path.
I’m now a college student. There are lots of art classes that you can take at any college or university, and many of them are designed for students with no prior experience. If you want to get into art but don’t know where to start, here are some tips for getting involved:
1) Most classes (at least at my school) have zero prerequisites; all you need is an interest in art
2) You don’t need to be taking an art class to be doing a lot of art; there are lots of places on campus where you