College Freshmen Advice: 12 Tips for College Success From a Very Smart Professor School/Education Teens

Have a child headed to college? I wrote 23 tips for academic success for The Huffington Post. Here's a sample! 

  • Get to know your instructors.
  • Read your syllabi closely.
  • Plan ahead and stay on top of your work.
  • Always do the assigned readings.
  • Work on improving your writing (learn how to cite sources).
  • Use email etiquette.
  • Take a course outside of your program.
  • Choose your major carefully.
  • Choose your friends carefully, too.
  • Get involved in campus life.
  • If you need support, ask for it.
  • Call your parents!

Good luck!

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Comments (7)

Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
As the mom of a rising college sophomore, and two rising high school seniors, I really appreciate this great advice, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead! I will be sharing with them, thank you!
Ann Marie Patitucci
My pleasure! My oldest is only 11 but I hope I'll take my own advice as he gets older! :)
Kristan Wager
Great tips! Doing the small things consistently = success!
Meredith Schneider
Awesome tips Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! Gonna share this with my two teens , Freshman and a Junior this year and my little ones are in 2nd and 5th grade. Some of these tips they all can get into the habit of doing now.
Nicole DeAvilla
Yes - it is the little things that add up for success. Thanks for sharing these Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
JenniferWong
Hi! I'm a student, too. And my five tips to freshmen are the following. 1) Not missing the classes. 2) Doing assignments as regularly as possible using the site site proposing to choose among the online helpers. 3) Sleeping and eating enough. 4) Hanging with friends, walking in the nature. 5) Shopping at the weekend - it inspires me to keep going to the classes because there I can show my new outfit!
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