Grades are important, but lots of other things are, too. So, to answer the bold question that’s the title of this article, YES. Extracurriculars are important. Let me tell you some reasons why.
Sometimes exams can make you feel like you got hit by a truck, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some pointers that will hopefully help you stress less and study better.
I came into college thinking it was going to be no sweat. I mean high school definitely had its difficulties—math tests were often a struggle and some projects were more involved than others—but there were definitely times where I could briefly skim material for a test and do just fine. So that being said, I knew college would be tougher, but I wasn’t prepared for just how much tougher or how big of an adjustment it would be. Here are some heads ups that will hopefully help you mentally prepare and kick into gear for college!
There’s nothing we all love more than dragging ourselves out of bed at 6 in the morning to hit the gym before getting started with the day, right? No, probably not. It can be very easy to get so swept up in our studies that we forget to take good care of ourselves and be good stewards of the bodies God’s given us -- happens to me all the time, so this is something for me to continue working on also. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping that infamous, sneaky freshman fifteen from creeping up on you when you get here!
It’s day one of your 1,000 days at Cedarville University. Hyped-up students wearing matching yellow or blue T-shirts and waving pool noodles line the sidewalks cheering for you as you and your parents drive down University Boulevard and pull up to your residence hall. You couldn’t be more pumped.
Ah March, the month of the mid-semester motivation slump. It’s a real thing, and it hits hard.
Everybody has their own little daily routine, and each one looks a little bit different. So, I’m going to give you a little glimpse into my life here at Cedarville by walking you through my typical Monday from morning to evening!
Ah, life hacks. What would we do without them?
College can be tough … really, really tough. There’s no sugarcoating it.
You’re in the final stretch of your drive, and for the most part all you’ve seen in every direction is fields of corn and rows of soybeans, maybe a farmhouse every now and again. But, don’t worry! You’re not stranded out here — far from it — and you don’t need a car to find a good time. Dayton and Columbus are great, but even in our little town of Cedarville, there’s plenty of things to keep you busy!