Moving away from home to pursue your post-secondary education seems exciting, but a bit scary at the same time. But let me assure you that it is completely normal to be a little apprehensive, as you do not know what is expected of you. There are ways to help you survive and thrive in student life on campus. Here are some helpful tips:
Staying organized: Keeping your notes organized can help when studying for a quiz or even a test. Developing a routine can help you prepare for the day. This also shows a good work ethic, which can prove useful in the workplace
Do your homework first: Doing work at the last minute can result in poor quality work on your assignments and projects. Instead, start on it on the day it was assigned.
Keep your room clean: Your parents are not there with you to tell you to clean your room whenever it gets messy. You are now responsible for looking after yourself. For instance, whenever you are finished using one item, be sure to place it back where it belongs. Taking these simple steps saves you from taking considerable time cleaning your room.
Be responsible: Being of legal age (18+, or 19 in certain provinces) brings responsibilities and privileges. Learn to take responsibility for paying any outstanding debts and for managing your money for food and other basic necessities.
Look forward to what’s ahead for you in life.