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Five resolutions to succeed in college

Many college students spent their winter break with friends and family, and are returning to campus more committed and energized. But far too many others are not. Unsuccessful students may be contemplating taking a break from school or dropping out altogether.

Academic ability, while important, is only part of the picture when it comes to being successful in college. Jasmine Stirling, chief marketing officer at InsideTrack, which offers technology-enabled student coaching services, suggests five resolutions to help any college student be more successful.

4. Sleep, work out, and eat regular meals

This may seem like an obvious one, but many students find that when they start prioritizing their health, tasks that seemed overwhelming become manageable. The college lifestyle encourages a lack of discipline around sleep, exercise, and eating habits. Over time, students are likely to be happier and better able to tackle their work if they pay attention to their health.

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