Dear Future Student,
Welcome to your first day! I learned the hard way that you cannot procrastinate forever. I made this four semester program into a five semester one; I don’t recommend it but I don’t regret it because I learned a few things about truly being successful in college.
1. Go to class. You’re paying for it. On average in Canada's post-secondary schooling, each class is worth about $25.00 of your tuition. If you skip class then it is like you are burning that money.
2. Pay attention. Since you are already there, don’t waste your time or anybody else’s and just listen.
3. Do the work. If you are paying attention then you might as well do the assignments as you will know all the necessary information.
4. As for homework, just do it. Get it out of the way early. Easier said than done, but it only takes 25 days to build a habit and if you get into a habit of doing your homework as soon as you get home, then you have higher spirits for the rest of the day and the knowledge is fresh in your brain from when you just attended class, paid attention and did the work.
I was taught those things through my many mistakes of my second semester. My work ethic, motivation and morale was drastically improved once I understood how simple the basic steps above truly are. It is all about self-discipline and understanding that you decide your fate by the effort you put in.
"I am starting to realize that being an adult is a lot more than learning how to cook.” – Humans Of New York Website