How to Excel in College and Still Have a Social Life


There are two types of college students in this world, the party person, and the bookworm. The former eschews deadlines and responsibility to have fun and make friends. The latter squirrels themselves away and spends 99% of the term reading and writing in the upper echelons the library. Well, that is what the movies tell us anyway. In reality, of course, there is a bit more of a grey area, with most of us trying to do a little of both. So if you’d like to know how to graduate college and still do a little partying on the side, read on for some sage advice.

Brush up on your time management skills

To excel at college, you really need to have pretty advanced time management skills. Especially, if you want to be able to attend the odd party now and again.

To get yours up to scratch it’s important that you learn to plan your time properly with adequate space for life tasks, and rest, as well as study and assignment writing.

Getting a weekly planner can help you do this, or you can use apps like My Study Life or Easy Study on your phone to keep you organized. Then even if you do get off track a little, you can quickly and easily see what you should be doing when. Something that allows you to easily get back on schedule.

Work smarter not harder

You have to work hard to excel at college, right? Well, yes and no. Of course, there is a lot of work to do and sitting around chatting with your buddies isn’t going to help. However, while it should be academically challenging college doesn’t have to be trial by assignment. In fact, if you learn the art of studying and working smarter rather than harder you will be left with some time to enjoy yourself as well as study.

In particular, knowing when and how you learn best can be helpful as then you can use this to maximize your progress. It can also help to use companies like Homework Help college paper writing service when you are pushed for time and have several assignments all due the same day. As this can free you from some of the stress and give you time for a more balanced college experience.

Learn to say no

Lastly, a key skill you will need to have for excelling at college is learning to say no to things. This can be extra academic responsibilities, as well as social events.

After all, you only have a limited amount of minutes in your day and burning the candle at both ends is going to leave you in no state to excel, or to enjoy your social life.

So practice prioritizing what is more important to you and saying no to the things that you feel you should do but aren’t essential. Then you will free more time up to devote to the more important things whether they be study or fun. It’s your choice!

I hope you enjoyed the post!  How do you manage to juggle classes and your social life? Let me know! <3

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

October 19, 2017
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  • Reply Ashley

    I loved reading this post and wish there was something like this around when I was in college. Time management was one of the biggest things I learned in college and it has helped me so much in life from balancing a social life to tasks at work!

    Turquoise and Chaos

    October 23, 2017 at 6:07 pm
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