10 Habits to Help You Succeed in College – FREE PDF Included

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Getting a college degree is no easy feat. Fortunately, you and your fellow students have access to a plethora of tips and tricks to make the most out of your class time and study time. One such source is provided by Opportunity International, which lists out habits to help you succeed in higher education.

Here’s a taste of Opportunity.org’s 10 Habits of Successful Students, which includes my favorite three habits they’ve listed:

  1. Sleep. You don’t want to overdo this one and miss class, of course! However, you can’t pull all-nighters to finish projects and study for tests all the time. (Trust me. I’ve tried and learned the hard way.) Get your rest so you can think more clearly, retain information more easily, and be a more pleasant person to be around.
  2. Ask questions. You should use this tip inside and outside of the classroom. If you’re confused by what your instructor is saying, do your best to speak up during class! If you’re extra shy and don’t want to talk in front of all your peers, don’t miss the opportunity to ask your instructor during their office hours or right after their lecture. Make sure you ask friends for help with studying too.
  3. Maintain a study space. Sometimes, your dorm room or home isn’t the best place to get your work done. Take the time to locate a spot that’s quiet, easy to get to, and conducive to studying.

Need help with that last tip? We’ve got you covered. Check out our Reading Environment Assessment here. It asks you to evaluate three different potential study spots by answering a few true-or-false questions. It will help you identify your best environment to get your work done. Plus, it’s free and quick to complete!

Check out more habits of successful students here. Let us know what your best habits are in the comments below!


“10 Habits of Success Students.” Opportunity International. Opportunity.org, n.d. Web. 19 July 2016.

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Tackle Your Tuesday: Be A Cheerleader 

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An Encouragement Cheerleader that is… I had a pretty good day. I hope you did as well. I had the most interesting time tonight. I was in the presence of lets just say a whole lot of teenagers. It was very intriguing to see how this generation operates and holds conversations. Trust me there is never a dull moment, but as I was listening it became apparent that knowledge was there, but no true wisdom. They weren’t doing what they were supposed to at the time, and it came to my attention that they really need someone to help lead them. Not just an older person, but one of their peers. So it had me thinking why don’t we encourage each other as much as we should. Are we afraid to step out of the box and lead? Are we nervous of the response we will receive? 

Studies show that those who live a more positive life, including encouraging others, are usually healthier. Part of positivity is not only lifting ourselves up, but others as well. It is important to surround yourself with positive people, and for you to be one in return. The more you compliment people, strangely the better you feel about yourself. Give it a try. Spread some love. Be someone else’s cheerleader. Step out the box, and lead by example. You never know who may be watching. It maybe a teenager… wink…wink. Be well you guys, and try to enjoy the last of your Tuesday in peace. 

Live. Love. Well & Fit. 

-Dominique