What Are College Students Attending College

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Year after year, many young people around the world enter college with a particular degree in mind they would like to pursue. Attending college is one of the first major life transitions of many young adults. Many students who start college never complete his or her studies. By its very nature college work can be very challenging and it can be hard to keep up with academic demand but, by choosing a program that builds on your strengths, managing your time wisely and setting academic goals a successful college completion is destined.
Harris (2014) noted, “You will be more successful in college (and in your future occupation) when you focus on what you love to do and what you do best” (p.87). Year after year many students enter college with
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In the same sense the issue at hand is really time management. Time management requires doing the right thing at the right time. In the text The (Office) Hours Pinder argued “I mean, he spent all that time on an assignment he had been given over a month ago, and assignment due several classes before” (p.52). Pinder’s reference to a student demonstrated poor time management. Some students wait until the night before a project is due to start it, making careless mistakes; in particular students tend to misuse time cramming before a test, trying to cover weeks’ worth of material in a few hours. Another poor sign of time management is lack of proper rest, which can result in loss of concentration during lectures. Exhaustion is the cause of some students falling asleep while studying. As Harris (2014) observed “a significant amount of students who are unsuccessful in college have spent too much time ‘having fun’ and too little time in their actual studies” (p.108). Many students think that they can get by without studying, choosing to party instead. When out partying students, can easily lose track of time, even worse, not wake up until late until late the next morning, and perhaps miss class. The after effect of drinking and hangovers can take a heavy toll on students. It makes it impossible to focus with a headache and sensitivity to light and sound. Achieving a balance between your social life and…show more content…
Once you commit to your personal values the next step is to set goals based on your values and plan how to reach them. Santrock and Halonen (2006) noted that “students who do not set goals and plan usually don’t excel in college” (p.14). Setting challenging goals enables many to commit to improving themselves by driving them to excel. A goal is nothing without the determination to achieve it. For successful college completion it might be helpful to set a goal of your completion date. By setting goals you take control of your life and time. Stating clearly what is to be achieved provides direction to students and makes it easier to see improvement. In order to stay motivated you must constantly reset goals even after achieving them. Creating new challenges and setting attaining goals help to keep students interested in what they are doing and

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