One of the biggest pieces of advice out there for new college students is to attend every class. Unfortunately, just showing up won’t cut it. To do well in a course, you need to show up, sit near the front, take notes, and actively participate (yes, that means ask questions!). Stay off your phone and if you can’t stay off facebook, opt to take notes on paper instead of on a laptop, where you can’t be distracted.
Contributor: Veronica Schofield from veronicaschofield.com