6 Things College Students Should Be Doing, But Aren't
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6 Things College Students Should Be Doing, But Aren't

"We are what we repeatedly do." — Aristotle

6 Things College Students Should Be Doing, But Aren't

We all come back to school with great expectations. We tell ourselves we will go to every class! We will follow a schedule! We will get out there and do campus activities! Slowly yet surely we fail to do all the things we wish we did last year that would of made our school year so much better. Instead of insisting that we'll do all these things next year, it is time to get active! Time to make the choices that will better our college careers! The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing expecting a different result, so instead of going through this vicious cycle make a change!

1. Going to all those clubs you signed up for

We all remember the first month of school, so many tables full of fun and different clubs! Disney Club? Yes! Nerf Gun Club? Of course! Astronomy clubs? Why not? It is now two months later though, and your email is flooding with reminders of weekly meetings and outing events. You read them with no intentions of going, and think to yourself, "Oh well, maybe next year, too late now."

2. Doing the readings

"The syllabus says they're required, but no one will ever know if I read them so why bother?" You think this to yourself, but you know deep down inside most of the readings are on every exam, and if you don't read you are basically promising that you will be taking the class again next semester.

3. Going to the gym

You paid $80 to use the gym, get in shape, get that tight butt you've always wanted and to lose that last 10 pounds of baby fat. Instead you come back from class and tell yourself "tomorrow" because you have so much homework and you are just too exhausted from learning all day.

4. Going to that 8 a.m.

Look, technically it's your fault you have that 8 a.m. because you procrastinated signing up for classes and got stuck with the worst schedule possible. Pony up, go to bed earlier, get some breakfast and don't waste your precious money on a class you'll fail if you don't go to!

5. Studying for that exam

I understand, the exam is two weeks away, "That's plenty of time to study!" you say to yourself, but suddenly the exam is in two days, and you haven't even looked at the study guide. The earlier you study, the better you'll do. Cramming never works.

6. Using your planner

You found it. The perfect baby blue-striped planner with a page marker and matching pen. This is too cute not to use! You'll definitely use this all year. You totally wont leave it in a drawer in your room and periodically use it when you're looking for a pencil. Who ever said planning ahead actually works — right?

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