Life in College is fun, it is filled with various rules that includes the Dos and Dont’s for students. These rules has to be followed adequately to do well in college and to graduate well.
Here are the 20 Dos and Dont’s for students that you need to abide by:
Dos and Don’ts for Students:
1.Do wake up early:
Waking up early helps you to prepare for the day. If you wake up early, you will have enough time to plan your day and do the expected things before the day properly kicks off.
What’s the best time to wake up?
For me, the best time to wake up is by 4am. Why 4am? You have about 3 hours before the day finally kicks off.
2. Do go for classes early:
Getting to class early gives you the opportunity to sit on the best seat and hear the lecturer well.
While I was in college, I always try my best to be in class 20 minutes before the class begins so that I can have enough time to go through what was thought in the previous class.
That’s the benefit of going for classes early.
3. Do Study well:
Good grades comes from studying smartly and doing the required things.
Do study well so that you will have a good score to apply for scholarships, loans and grants in school.
4. Do behave well in class:
Your behavior matters a lot in class.
Don’t let yourself be influenced by the noisy behavior of your course mates in class.
Answer questions when necessary, don’t allow the fact that you are a college student to get into your head and make you do unnecessary things in class that you might regret later.
5. Do dress well:
Because you are now in college, you can dress anyhow you want right?
It doesn’t work that way. The way you are addressed is dependent on the way you dress so do well to dress well, cover your body well and look smart.
6. Do smile:
A smile is one of the best medium of communication.
If you really want to get the attention of people around you, wear a smiling face and talk wonderfully well.
A smile gives a good impression to others about you. Among the Dos and Dont’s for students, I had problem with smiling but i have corrected it. You need to see me smile.
7. Do ask questions:
This is one mistake I made in college.
Just because I was a college student, I felt that I knew it all, I hardly asked questions which made me to do things my own way(hard way).
Ask questions if you don’t understand anything well, a single question could save you from a thousand and one mistakes.
8. Do turn off your phone in class:
There are lecturers that abhor ringtones in class, so Its best if you turn off your phone while in class to avoid getting into problem or if there is something important,
you can put it on “silent/vibration” so that you won’t make noise while it rings.
9. Do apply for Scholarships and Grants:
Like i mention above, you need to study well so that you can get good grades and get higher chances of getting a scholarship when you apply.
A scholarship is there to provide financial assistance to you all through your life in college.
An important Dos and Dont’s for students.
10. Do respect your lecturers and friends:
Respect is a reciprocal.
Do respect you lecturers and your friends. Just because you are in college doesn’t mean that you can address your lecturer anyhow. Take note of this.
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Dos and Don’ts for Students:
1.Don’t Smoke in College:
This is one mistake made by college students just to show off and feel among.
A high percentage of smokers came as a result of peer pressure in college. Smoking won’t lead you anywhere instead it will lead you into trouble and problems.
2. Don’t get involved in school violence:
Do not involve yourself into any violent activity in college because it can lead to jail or cause a huge problem for you in the long run.
3. Don’t use abusive words:
Abusive words are offensive.
Just because your lecturer said something you don’t like doesn’t mean you should shout back or use abusive words against him.
Have self control, control your temper and don’t let your anger make your regret your words.
4. Don’t bring in gadgets into the exam hall:
Its boldly written outside the exam hall…“PHONES ARE HIGHLY PROHIBITED IN THE EXAM HALL”,
so try your best to leave your cell phone at home while you are going for exam.
Don’t keep it in your pocket and tell the invigilator that its switched off, keep it outside the hall for safety purposes.
Among all the Dos and Dont’s for students, most students highly neglect this.
5. Don’t spend abruptly:
Work on your spending habit.
Its not every single advert that pops up on your phone that you will respond to. Spend money wisely and invest when necessary. How? Yes, you can invest as a student.
Check out this: Mind blowing investment opportunities for students.
6. Don’t expect college to be so easy:
Life in college isn’t as easy as it seems.
So, do well to work hard and balance your educational life with school. Don’t always be too hard on yourself, there are times that things will naturally not go your way, feel free to go the extra mile and keep making progress.
7. Don’t take a loan you cannot pay:
Whenever you want to take a loan, make sure that the interest is low enough for you to pay up at due time.
8. Don’t be afraid to ask questions:
A single question can save you from a thousand mistakes.
Try your best to ask questions if you don’t understand anything. Listen, you are brave, nobody will intimidate you if you ask a helpful question so,
do ask a question if you don’t understand anything as a student.
Among all the Dos and Dont’s for college students, this one really affected me.
9. Don’t wear anything you are not sure of:
The way you dress is the same way you will be addressed. Don’t wear anything you are not sure of, to avoid unnecessary harassment and threats.
10. Don’t damage school property:
Damage of school property is against the rules and regulations of the school so, try your best to avoid any form of violent activities that will make you get rusticated or suspended from school.
Conclusion on Dos and Dont’s for students:
The Dos and Dont’s for College students are here to guide you so you don’t make mistakes that you will regret later in life.
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