Studying in college seems like a real nightmare for many first-year students. Even upon adjusting to new conditions, surrounding, and requirements, they begin to understand that since they choose the college for knowledge, they need to try hard in order to succeed in all subjects, or at least in their majors. Having a lot of different tasks and little knowledge about proper time management or sorting out the priorities, students often feel desperate about the grades they get at the end of the term. In order to avoid failures, especially in their majors, apart from studying hard, the student needs to follow some recommendations to distinguish between important and less important, memorize the information better, manage their time in a proper way, and consider other aspects that will help them succeed.
The pieces of advice in most spheres are rather similar. Almost all tips given to the starting businessman can be applied by the college student, who wants to be successful in either business, computer science, engineering, biophysics, or any other subject. Chris Seabury, for example, provides advice for growing a successful business, but many of his recommendations are also relevant for college studies. Thus, the author of the article recommends getting organized, keeping detailed records, being creative, staying focused, preparing to make sacrifices, and being consistent (Seabury). Obviously, the personal organization is a very important aspect. By doing things that require to be done at the most appropriate time, one will succeed not only in the business sphere but also in any other field. Seabury suggests creating "a to-do list" and accomplishing planned things first. In such a way, one saves the time spent wandering around and thinking about what task must be chosen. On the other hand, this extra time can be spent on something important. This list will also allow one to make sure that nothing is forgotten (Seabury). Additionally, keeping detailed records is important for college students as well as businessmen. A student needs to note as much information provided by the professor, who teaches the major subject, as possible. In such a way, the student will know what details to pay attention to, what specific requirements for the particular task are, what recommendations need to be followed, etc. Moreover, if someone, who wishes to achieve success in his/her studies, keeps all information structuralized, he or she will memorize it in faster.
Talking about business, Seabury also recommends being creative. Creativity is important for the studies as well. Professors value the students' awareness, but they get bored of their indifferent approaches. Various works are required in order to stimulate the students' imagination and creative thinking. Professors know the textbook, so they would like to read or hear something new. Moreover, upon one's graduation and subsequent employment, most employers will require a creative approach to the projects.
Additionally, staying focused is essential for quality studying. If there is no concentration, the subject will not be memorized in a proper way. Of course, this claim is not appropriate for small talks or sharing news. Although, even in the case of sharing information on the daily basis, a person remembers more information if he or she is not distracted. If the subject is complicated, like mathematics or engineering, and missing one thing means inability to understand the rest of the information, concentration is crucial.
There are situations that require making sacrifices, as well as concentrating or being organized (Seabury). A standard student's dilemma is choosing between staying at home or in the library to study or going out somewhere else. No one denies that a student needs rest and entertainment, but sometimes rest should be neglected and time should be devoted to the studies. Another Seabury's suggestion is being consistent. If there is a plan of action, and one accomplishes tasks in order without mixing them into one, there are far better chances to succeed than to fail. Consistency can refer to the organization, as these both approaches have much in common.
Discussing the tips for successful entrepreneurs, there are more tips in addition to organization, focus and planning, suggested by Seabury. Stephenson recommends doing what one likes, taking the task seriously, designing a workplace for success, taking time off, etc. Clearly, the greatest success is achieved with the help passion and enjoyment. If a student visualizes hating the subject, he/she will not be able to master it properly, since negative thoughts dominate over positive ones, and there is no room for knowledge. All the tasks should be taken seriously since serious attitude saves time and energy and results in better outcomes. Designing a workplace can be regarded as something additional or unessential. However, the workplace should be arranged in a way that keeps the student-organized, motivated, focused, and ensures the highest productivity (Stephenson). Therefore, the place for studying needs to be chosen with care, since it will help to focus on positive results in the major. The final recommendation is taking some time off. If a student studies for many hours without rest, he or she cannot memorize the information as effectively as a person that takes regular breaks. For this reason, the rest is also important.
To conclude, there are many recommendations for succeeding in one's major. The most important of them are being organized, planning, staying focused, being creative and consistent, taking some time off, having a serious attitude to the task, arranging the working place in a proper way, etc. Following these suggestions carefully, a student will be successful in his or her major.