Preparing for college life isn’t about what most people think it is.
And that leads to most students getting to college and flopping around like a fish out of water, hoping they can maybe flop themselves into somewhere they can actually start swimming.
Students that aren’t prepared for college can end up blowing more than just their grades. They can end up blowing friendships. They can end up blowing their reputation for the next 4 years of their life. They can even end up blowing tens of thousands of dollars on a completely wasted semester (plus interest.)
Are you a little concerned about college?
Well… you should be.
This will include some big changes.
Truthfully, these changes can help prepared students knock it out of the park.
It’s really not all that hard to prepare for college. The problems spring up when a student thinks they’re going to be facing certain problems but then they get blindsided by a different set.
I’m going to be going over the most important things you need to worry about so you can go into college feeling more confident than you felt senior year in high school.
Here Is The Reason Most Students That Blew It In College Blew It…
What are the biggest challenges you’re worried about going into college?
If you’re like most students then that list probably looks something like this:
- Making friends
- Having fun
But there is a huge concern that 95% of students never even think about that can end up screwing up all those other important things on that list.
It’s the kind of thing that’s easy to overlook sitting at home and daydreaming about college.
The thing you can’t forget it:
You’ve got to actually manage your day to day life differently.
If you’re living in the dorms – you’re going to have to do laundry. You need to eat something. You need to manage your own diet (and weight.) You need to get yourself to bed at a reasonable time. You need to wake yourself up in the morning. You need to make sure you’re paying for everything. And you still have to take care of yourself (and shower dammit! It’s gross not to. Especially for your roommate. They want to be nice and keep their mouths shut but seriously… they have the right to breathe unencumbered.)
If you fail to eat properly then you won’t focus as well. You’ll do worse in class. You’ll sleep worse. You’ll have less energy. You’ll probably be grouchy and lose friends. It goes on and on.
If you don’t do your laundry then you’ll probably be embarrassed going into class (and lose focus.) You might even want to skip some classes. You’ll have fewer people wanting to spend time with your gross self. You’ll be more stressed because everyone will treat you like a leper.
This stuff is basic but it’s foundational.
Without the foundation, the whole thing you’re trying to build in college can come crashing down around you.
Sure… you’re going to blame the teachers if your grades drop because of these foundational issues because you’re not going to know any better.
If you can’t manage your life then you can’t manage your way through school.
(And for commuting students – people will start expecting more out of you. You may need to worry about your car more. Maybe you’ll be expected to do more for your parents. It adds up into problems that you’re going to need to be ready to resolve.)
Preparing for college life mostly has to do with preparing for the basics…
If You Can Do Everything Else Then Class Will Be Easy
How do you know if you’re prepared for college?
If you can live on your own responsibly outside of college then you are probably prepared to go to college.
That is one of the big advantages I’ve seen in student’s that don’t go straight to college out of high school. When a student has worked a regular job and paid their own bills, they understand how complicated just getting through the average day can be. Then they get into college and it’s a breeze for them.
College isn’t as hard as a full-time job.
You can largely do your class work on your own schedule (excluding actual class times which you pick.)
You’re your own boss.
You can usually pay for most of your expenses using loans.
The hardest part is just being comfortable with managing your day to day life.
So if you want to be prepared for college…
Just take responsibility over your own life.
You know all those things other people do for you now?
Start doing them yourself.
If you can take care of those, then you’re on track to be a successful college student.
But Isn’t College Going To Be Harder Than High School?!?
In most cases, it’s not.
Sure… if you’re going from a crappy high school to a top notch college then you’re going to have some catching up to do. But if you’re going from average high school to an average college – the academic aspects aren’t going to be notably harder.
But if you’re still worried about the academic part…
Or you’re looking to take your grades to the next level…
That’s what we focus on here at Smart Student Secrets.
My name is Aaron and I’ve written 4 books (with a best-seller in the mix) all about academic domination for average students. I’ve written hundreds of articles on the skills I used to take my bottom of the class grades to the top of my class. And ultimately, how I scored near the top of my college class while working full time and doing a double courseload. And I’m nothing special.
You can do it too. In fact, given the resources you have access to, you may be able to take it even farther than I have. (I’ve heard some extraordinary stories.)
The reality is:
Getting good grades is easy.
A powerful study routine can help you remember more information in dramatically less time.
And that can make test-taking feel like second nature (even if you think you’re a bad test-taker right now.)
Preparing for college has it’s difficult parts but getting ready academically is not your biggest problem. Smart Student Secrets can help you make academics the easiest part.
Every Journey Starts With A Single Step
If there is one thing I’ve learned in life…
It’s that decisions are about risk.
I’m going to tell you some stuff that sounds pretty crazy.
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- Why You Screwed Up In The Past Because Of The Things They Forced You To Do – And What To Do Instead
- How To Get A Top Score (Even If You’re Failing Assignments Now)
- 5 Biggest Reasons Students Get Bummed And Give Up
- How to prepare for a test so well that test day is easier than studying
- Learn to predict what’s on the test with (almost) perfect accuracy
- How to use the most science-backed study strategy to study in a fraction of the time
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