Top 10 Survival Strategies
You have managed to make it this far. Here are some helpful tips to survive your first
- Find a study group – not just friends to study with. Your friends are nice, but maybe
consider people enrolled in the course
- Visit with your academic advisor – not just in March and October. Advising: It’s more
than just scheduling :)
- Your professors are humans too – get to know them. I’ve heard most of them don’t have
- Keep a planner – don’t let assignments slip away!
- The due date is not the starting date. Contrary to popular rumor: chugging sixteen
red bulls in a row does not extend the deadline. *shrug* who knew?
- Use your textbook. Textbooks: more than just weight in your backpack. Yeah, it has
- Buy a LOUD alarm clock, or train a wild cougar to wake you on a planned schedule.
The alarm clock seems less painful, but it’s your call.
- Get Involved – there is life outside your dorm room.
- Enroll in IS 1100 and meet other students just like you. Some might even be different.
- GO TO CLASS! – Try to stay awake. If not, maybe you’ll learn by osmosis — but I wouldn’t bank on it.