Getting through college is easy - if you do it right with these survival college life hacks for girls heading off to school.
The people who seem to struggle the most making it through are the ones that spend all their money in the first few weeks, or leave their essays until the last minute.
Here are a few life hacks you can use in college to get you through without breaking a sweat.
Table of contents:
- eat a big breakfast and one other meal
- share and borrow
- find the best essay service
- make friends with your professors
- wash your hands because communal living means germs
- sell other people’s stuff for a commission
- get rid of your car
- take part in as many free activities as you can
- wear flip-flops in the college shower
- do not schedule morning lectures unless you are genuinely a morning person
- stay in your parent’s house
1 EAT a BIG BREAKFAST and ONE OTHER MEAL
It is very easy to miss breakfast, but if you eat a big breakfast, you will find you do not think about food until late in the evening, at which point you can have another meal. It saves money if you only eat two meals and avoid snacking during the day. In addition, most students gain weight when they leave home and start college (think the dreaded freshman 15), but you can be the exception by watching yourself.
2 SHARE and BORROW
Do not buy if you can borrow, and share as much of what you have as you can so that others will be more likely to lend things to you. Share car journeys, especially if they are to a local store. A bunch of people can fit in one car and each chip in for fuel.
3 FIND the BEST ESSAY SERVICE
A good essay writing service can help save you from failing your coursework and term papers. If there is something you are a little stuck on, or if you just don’t fancy doing the work, you can use an essay writing service. They custom write your essay and you put your name on it-no plagiarism involved. Just make sure you do not tell anyone that you did it. Of course, to make it more ethical, you can rewrite the essay the company sends you in your own words, that way you learn the topic as you rewrite.
4 MAKE FRIENDS with YOUR PROFESSORS
The college brown nose is usually a hated figure, but you do not have to lick boots in order to feel the benefits. Befriend your professors and show that you are trying very hard and your professor may lean a little more in your favor when it is time to grade your essays.
5 WASH YOUR HANDS BECAUSE COMMUNAL LIVING MEANS GERMS
Sickness of any sort will cost you time and money, and those are two things you cannot spare in college. Communal living areas are ripe with disease, so wash your hands before and after leaving communal kitchens, toilets and bathrooms.
6 SELL OTHER PEOPLE’S STUFF for a COMMISSION
Do not sell your own stuff because within a few months you will have nothing. Instead, you should sell the stuff of your desperate peers. Sell their stuff on Facebook or eBay and ask for a commission on final sales. It is an easy way to make money without doing very much.
7 GET RID of YOUR CAR
Cars are too costly for students to maintain and there is little you need a car for in college anyway. Parking is usually a nightmare, you always end up as the designated driver, and others will hound you for rides without considering your time.
8 TAKE PART in as MANY FREE ACTIVITIES as YOU CAN
There are often plenty of free activities on your college campus and around the local area. You may be tempted to go to cafes, pizza parlors, and anywhere that sells alcohol, but you can have just as much fun doing the free things available to you.
9 WEAR FLIP-FLOPS in the COLLEGE SHOWER
Communal showers are loaded with disease and athletes-foot fungus. Wear flip-flops or some form of footwear if you don't want to leave the shower with more than wet hair.
10 Do NOT SCHEDULE MORNING LECTURES UNLESS YOU ARE GENUINELY a MORNING PERSON
Morning lectures are the most commonly missed lectures. If you have a choice of the times of your lectures, and if you are not a morning person, you should not schedule morning lectures.
11 STAY in YOUR PARENT’S HOUSE
This is the biggest life hack of all when it comes to saving money and time. Your parents will often do your washing and cooking, they often pay for your food, and your rent will be little if nothing at all. You lose a few freedoms, but you save a lot of money.
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