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10 Ways to Get the Most out of College ...

By Mariah

Are you a lady working toward your degree and looking for ways to get the most out of college? We like to think we have it all figured out, but college can be hard, and we could all use some extra tricks and tips. From studying to talking to the cuties in class, here are 10 ways to get the most out of college.

1 Take (and Love) Your Notes

human hair color, girl, blond, student, conversation, Getting the most out of college means it's time to break out your cute pens and highlighters, and get to work. Take notes that you like to look at, because sadly, to study well you’ll be looking at them a lot!

2 Stay Organized

event, Being disorganized is a sure way to fail and means you'll dread class. Stock up on cute folders and notebooks that you’ll want to keep track of.

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3 Find a Study Buddy

professional, student, teacher, conversation, Be it your roommate, the girl that sits next to you in biology, or the hottie from across the hall, find someone who will go over those notes with you. Having someone to study with makes it a whole lot more bearable.

4 Dress How You Want to

hair, blond, human hair color, beauty, lady, Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about going to class in your pyjamas, or on the flip side, about going to class in heels. Wear what you want and what you feel good in. You’ll be more productive if you aren’t overthinking your outfit.

5 Talk to That Cutie

event, interaction, entertainment, girl, fun, Don’t be nervous about talking to anyone. You’re all in the same place trying to earn your degree! Plus, there are plenty of places to meet people around campus. A friendly, “Hi, what’s your major?” goes a long way, and is a good conversation starter.

6 Use the Rec Center

leisure, water park, swimming pool, fun, amusement park, Besides being a good place to hang out and meet people, the dining halls on campus can sure kill a diet. The rec center is a great place to fix the potential for college weight gain. Also, remember exercise is good for the mind and for stress relief!

7 Avoid Skipping!

musical instrument, recreation, Skipping class will only ensure that you'll fall behind quickly. Even if it’s a dreaded 8am across campus, drag yourself out of bed and go. Besides missing notes, and other information, some professors grade on attendance!

8 Find a Club

recreation, tree, grass, Clubs are a great way to get involved and make new friends. Most campuses offer hundreds of different organizations to choose from. Involvement also looks good on your resume!

9 Know Your Professor

phenomenon, song, gentleman, speech, suit, Saying hello when you get to class, sitting toward the front, and asking questions when you need help, are all easy ways to establish a camaraderie with your professor. This can help you a lot when it comes to finals week and you’re a few points away from an A!

10 It’s Okay to Cry

human, College can be stressful and hard. Sometimes the best thing to do is just to let it all out, and have a good cry. No one will judge you for it. Heck, most of your classmates have probably done it too.

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