How are the first couple weeks of the fall semester going? Whether you’re living in University of Montana apartments or the dorms, it’s always a bit of struggle to get situated during the first month of class. There’s a lot to worry about during these first couple weeks, most notably, the habits that you’re developing.
Succeeding in college is all about developing healthy, smart habits. It’s one thing to wake up early for a few days and give yourself time to study before class, but it’s a lot more effective to figure out how to turn that activity into a real habit.
Lucky for you, the staff at The Sawyer is here to help. In the blog post below, we’ll be talking about some of the most effective habits that college students can develop during the first month of the semester. If you’re ready to reach new heights this year, check out the post below! Oh, and when you’re done reading through it, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and anyone else who might be interested in learning more about The Sawyer — the student apartments Missoula can’t wait to move into.
We’ll let you in on a little secret; staying up late to study won’t help your grades. It might help you turn in one or two assignments on time, but the lack of sleep with be detrimental overall. You’re not performing your best when you’re not sleeping. It’s really that simple. Instead of staying up past midnight to study night after night, force yourself to put down the books and go to bed. You’ll study more efficiently after a good night’s sleep anyway.
Don’t forget about your support system
There are dozens of different ways to get help during your college years, and a lot of them are hidden right in plain sight. College campuses aren’t just filled with professors and students; there are also counselors, financial advisors, medical professionals and hundreds of other people who are there to help. If you don’t want to get help from one of the college support systems, remember that your friends and family are there for you as well. College can get tough, and it’s important to remember that it’s okay to lean on others.
Much like studying on no sleep will have a detrimental effect on your grades, so too will studying without breaks. A five hour study session without breaks is brutal, and your brain will be fried afterwards. A good rule of thumb is that for every 20 minutes you study, take a 5-minute break to look away from the books or the screen. This will give your brain a chance to recharge, and you can return to your studies refreshed.
Those are all the healthy college habits we’ve got to share with you this week, residents! As always, we greatly appreciate those of you that have been coming back every couple weeks to read the latest blogs from The Sawyer. Our hope is that everyone who reads this blog walks away with some insights about college living or life in Missoula.
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