Seven tips for making your first year of college a success

The first semester of college is just one new thing after another. It’s challenging, exciting, and sometimes a little scary. As a professor who’s taught hundreds of firstyear students, I'd like to offer seven tips to get your first year of college off to a good start.

2. Take care of yourself

Make a list of the healthy habits you are taking with you (sleep, food, exercise). Get these in place the first weeks of school. Don't wait for others to do them, and don't abandon them because they are suddenly uncool. 

All-nighters never work. Go ahead and try, but you’ll know I’m right the day after you do it.

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