15 Weird Hacks For Getting Through College That No One Else Will Tell You

If you go to a college, have been to a college, or have ever, in any capacity, approached a college campus, there is probably at least one thing you know about being in college: that it’s stressful AF. (That’s what all the college memes say, anyway.)

And, yea–college is hard, and it is more or less inevitable that you will have some moments during your college career in which the stress feel so great and so insurmountable that all you can do, pretty much, is lay down on the floor in the library and cry. (Do it! It’s a great stress reliever.) It doesn’t always have to be like this, though. Or, at least, there are some things that you can do to make the overall experience significantly easier and more enjoyable for yourself. (Some “life hacks,” if you will.) So, check out these weird tips and tricks for getting through college that no one else will tell you:
1. First, the basics:
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2. Make sure you tick these boxes every time you write an essay:college-essay-checklist

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3. Or use this formula to make sure that your essay is A-worthy:college-essay-plan

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4. Use these resources to add a spark to every paper you write:

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5. Print out this checklist and fill it out every time you take an exam as an extra study guide:college-exam-checklist
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6. And follow these study tips (which work well for high school exams, too):

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7. Using highlighters? That’s great! Just make sure that you’re doing it correctly:college-highlighting-tips

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8. Here are some crucial tips for taking good notes during a lecture:

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9. Obviously, you’ll need supplies. Get these:

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10. If you can, try to make a study schedule for your semester–this way, you won’t be surprised if you end up having papers or exams on the same day:college-semester-planner

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11. Use these websites for pretty much anything you’ll need during a semester at school:college-sites

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12. Want straight A’s? Follow these tips:college-straight-as

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13. Losing motivation when you study is a real issue–follow these tips to stay on track:college-study-motivation

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14. Ditto these:

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15. Finally here are some random–but no less valuable–tips. Follow ’em, and you’ll be good to go:college-tips

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Are you in college? Do you have any tips for getting through it successfully? Let us know in the comments!

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