Back To School Tips For University Students

Here are some survival tips to get you through the school year.

In September, all students have to kiss their summer holidays goodbye and get back into school mode. You’ll need to readjust to waking up early, lectures that last hours, impromptu tests, studying all nigh, fighting temptation to go out partying and of course trying to keep your grades as high as you can.

Here are some survival tips to get you through the school year.

  1. Go for a doctors check up: Right before you go resume on campus, get a full medical check up to make sure you’re in perfect health before the session begins.
  2. Get all possible stationary that you need for the new school session. Don’t wait until classes start to get pens, pencil, notepads and more.
  3. School and course work can be rather overwhelming so it’s important to sleep whenever you can, and keep a healthy diet, try and incorporate more fruits into your diet.
  4. Set up a study plan. Don’t only study when a test is round the corner or when exams are close by. Make it a habit to go over your lecture notes daily, refresh your memory on what the topic taught was about
  5. While in class, don’t just take notes of the lectures, try as much as possible to make voice recordings of the class as well.
  6. It’s always wise to get higher grades at the beginning of the semester just in case you falter mid-way.
  7. If your pens are constantly getting missing because someone borrows it and never gives it back, here is a trick. Buy a red pen and then swap the end and the cover of your regular blue or black pen with the red one because no one will take a red pen.
  8. For those who tend to oversleep past 6AM when the alarm clock on their phones go off. Here’s a solution that works, put your phone in an empty glass and put it by your bed. The glass makes the alarm tone much louder, increasing the chances that you wake up just in time.
  9. As you write your assignment essays always remember to reference your work as you go along so you don’t skip one by accident.
  10. Drink a lot of water. Life of a student can be exhausting and includes a lot of soda and caffeine drinking, so it’s important to stay hydrated.
  11. While enrolled in school, it is always a good idea to get as much work experience on your CV as you can.
  12. Save money!!! If you’re not working and studying, chances are that you have a limited source of income. There are several frivolous things that we spend money on, Try as much as possible not to spend more than your means. You really don’t want to have to worry about not having enough money while battling a difficult course.
  13. Have a medicine drawer in your bedroom. Store useful items such as painkillers, antiseptic, cough syrup, lozenges, plasters. They always come in handy and it saves you having to make impromptu trips to a pharmacy.
  14. Always air your shoes! This might not seem as important but it is. Smelly feet are not an option!


3 Responses to “Back To School Tips For University Students”

  1. October 06, 2016 at 1:18 am, nnaemeka Simon said:

    Very nice. I find it helpful especially the alarm trick. Thanks @ gtb


  2. February 07, 2017 at 4:06 pm, Eliel said:



  3. June 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm, Anonymous said:

    like to study but no money how may i do it


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