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I?m a college student who wants to know if there is any way to truly balance academic life with social life.

Topic: Student Life | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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Anyone can make time for a social life while attending college. You have to know your limits as to how much fun you will be able to have though. Make yourself a schedule and stick to it. Don't procrastinate when it comes to coursework. Do all of your homework before you go out, not after. If you have everything done, you won't have to worry about it later. If your friends are truly your friends, they will understand.

Answered by: Jen B. | over 4 years ago
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Anyone can make time for a social life while attending college. You have to know your limits as to how much fun you will be able to have though. Make yourself a schedule and stick to it. Don't procrastinate when it comes to coursework. Do all of your homework before you go out, not after. If you have everything done, you won't have to worry about it later. If your friends are truly your friends, they will understand.

Answered by: Jen B. | over 4 years ago
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It is all about time management. If there is something that you want to do later on in the day then focus on academics earlier on. Also, join a study group and have a positive group of friends around you. This way you will always get your school work done and still have a good time. Don't be afraid to party some, but just don't party too much.

Answered by: Average Joe V. | over 4 years ago
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This isn't hard at all. It only requires you to have some type of discipline. If you're a tradiational student, chances are that your classes are all over by about 4PM each day. To balance social and academic life, you should separate the two. Make school your day job and have a social life when you're not focused on school. My suggestion is this: 8AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, you should be either studying or in class. Anytime after 4PM can be used for social events. This way you keep your weekends and evenings available for fun, while maintaining your studies. I know that this does work because I used it throughout my freshman year of college and had a great social life and maintained a 4.0 GPA.

Answered by: Rx Josh I. | over 4 years ago
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There is always a way, you just have to find that happy medium. For me, I usually designate one night to hanging out with friends and the other night to studying. So I might stay in and study friday night and go out with friends saturday night. I tried not to go out too much at all during the week day. I might have dinner with friends once or twice but nothing that would cause me to stay out late. Social life is very important but so is academic. Just avoid getting into the habit where you consistently keep pushing off a night of studying.

Answered by: Gagel A. | over 4 years ago
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Yes, there is a way to truly balance these two aspects. A lot of it has to do with self-control. Having the ability to buckle down when you need to and work on your academics is a must. This should come first and you should put your social life on the back burner. However, once you aren't busy with academic work, feel free to enter into the social aspect of college. You just need to find a healthy balance that fits you.

Answered by: General Ed N. | over 4 years ago
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It definitely is possible to have a balanced life. It takes practice though - I'm definitely still working on learning to balance my social life with academics and I'm entering my senior year of college. The key thing is to practice good time management. If you use your study time productively, you should have no trouble with going out on the weekends. There are some excellent time management books out there that offer tips if that is something you struggle with.

Answered by: Mem4dr A. | over 4 years ago
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Sure, there's a balance. But, this balance can be easily thrown off. Number one to remember in this is that school comes first. This isn't something that you should compromise on. However, if you have devoted ample time to studying and working on any necessary projects, your free time is your own. If you can manage your time well, you will find that you have sufficient time to have a social life. Perhaps you may not be able to go out every night, maybe you will have to work hard during the week and treat yourself to fun on the weekend. You will find what works best for you.

Answered by: Upallnight I. | over 4 years ago
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It depends on what that balance means to you. If that balance means going to parties every night and not attending class, then no. But, it is very easy to maintain a good academic life, as well as a fun social life. You just need to know where your limits are. For me, I go out two nights a week, and spend the rest studying. You may be able to study less. You just need to find what works for you, and stick with that. Make sure you do not get carried away by the allure of partying.

Answered by: Crystalb2543 Z. | over 4 years ago
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It might seem hard, but it is indeed very possible to balance social life with academic life. You just need to know when you should buckle down and study for your classes. While socializing is great fun, you must remember that the real reason you are in college is to obtain your degree.

Answered by: Spacious R. | over 4 years ago
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On the real..This question totally belongs to you yourself.But,I will try to help because I faced the same problem in school.Party,study,party,study??? You always need to keep in mind that college, my friend, Is first and foremost an educational opportunity.If you went to college to get a career,and have a future for yourself later down the line,Find friends who like to study,and not party.Cause partying is one of the surest ways to start slacking on your studies,and once you start to slack,it becomes habit forming.You've seen the movies,heard the stories.They are all very real.The failing partying student departing with nothing more then a heavy heart and a hangover..That to my friend is very real.Having a healthy social life..great,trying to fit in to the crowd of partying and getting an education too,Doubtful.Find some good friends,study your but off,get your degree.Don't spend all that money on college,to just throw it all away.I hope this has helped !

Answered by: Summerdae X. | over 4 years ago
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There is always a way to balance your academic and social life. I would suggest trying to get into the same classes with your friends. Study and focus on academics during the week with your friends that you enjoy hanging out with. During the weekends, hang out with your friends and have a good time. It all depends on how well you manage your time.

Answered by: Headley77 O. | over 4 years ago
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This heavily depends a number of factors that you can control. If you take on an incredibly large workload in or outside of school and don't make time for friends, you will be out of a social life. If you have no choice other than to take on a heavy workload, socialize between classes and in classes in the minutes before the professor walks in the room. Utilize group work and study sessions to socialize a little bit, but not so much that you don't get anything done.

Answered by: Junior Sweet P. | over 4 years ago
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For certain difficult majors or quarters/semesters where you have a tough courseload, there may not be. For a more typical student, it's doable, though. The best way to make sure you don't have academic concerns on your mind when you go and socialize is to structure your time. Set aside 2-3 hours during each day (at the same times each day if at all possible) to do homework, then don't worry about it otherwise. Adjust as necessary.

Answered by: Null Terminator N. | over 4 years ago
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Yes you can. In fact, it is important to make sure you balance your work and your play very carefully in order to minimize your stress intake. A couple hours of studying followed by a couple hours of play will help keep you relaxed. Also try not to ever run long study sessions if it can be avoided. Several shorter sessions throughout the day are easier on the mind and you will tend to absorb more from them. This also will in turn let you got out and be with others.

Answered by: College Student123 T. | over 4 years ago
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It is absolutely possible to balance academic and social lives. If you are diligent with your studies, making sure you get the work done as effectively as possible, there should be plenty of time to hang out with friends and participate in all that college has to offer. But at the same time, don't overwork yourself; take breaks because you've usually only got four years at school and you don't want to regret not spending time with the people you meet!

Answered by: Paris587 U. | over 4 years ago
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Balance is often hard to achieve in many aspects of life. You don't want to spend too much time studying because you will burn out, and you don't want to never hang out with friends because you will feel very lonely. Try to allot certain times of the day to studying and other times to socializing.

Answered by: Iamerica N. | over 4 years ago
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There is. Monday- Thursday really focus on your work. If you get all your work done during that time frame you will have a social life on the weekends. Everyone is different, you just need to experiment and see what works for you.

Answered by: Ssj G. | over 4 years ago
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0f course there is! You just can't let one constantly overrule the other. Make sure you set aside specific times for both. Set aside timeframes for studying and stick to them. If a social event arises and it conflicts with your study time, don't do it. You have to be disciplined!

Answered by: Boylen33 D. | over 4 years ago
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This is definitely possible. it's just a matter of making your priorities. Of course, you need to put your schoolwork ahead, and work for the grades. But you can also adjust your schedule to give you some amount of free time. Its vital to be able to blow off some steam with friends. Also, joining a fraternity or sorority can be an excellent way to enhance your social life. You can use your brothers or sisters as study partners as well as people with whom you can have an excellent time.

Answered by: Froydis B. | over 4 years ago
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Sure! Just make sure school comes first. Don't let your friends distract you from school work, no matter what. See your social reward as somewhat of a reward. You work hard in school, so you deserve some fun times!

Answered by: Syam V. | over 4 years ago
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The best way to balance an academic and social life is through study groups - it kills two birds with one stone. You're getting some great studying hours in, while being sociable as well. If you must go out, do so sparingly - avoid nights before big tests/papers are due, and limit yourself to Friday or Saturday nights where the morning after is not the morning of class.

Answered by: Julia Jolie Y. | over 4 years ago
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You just need to know your limits. While socializing is very fun, you are also there for a reason, which is to get a degree. The only way to do this is to sometimes put socializing aside and focus on your studies.

Answered by: Trader Q. | over 4 years ago
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Balancing academic life and social life isn't hard, you just have to have great self control. Learn what is the best way to study for you and then any extra time, you can spend with friends. Academics should always come first.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | over 4 years ago
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It is not easy, but it is very possible. Although a college workload is difficult, time management is a great lesson learned with great blessings. College will provide a great academic life, but some of its greatest benefits are found in the social life too.

Answered by: Mentor4you S. | over 4 years ago
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You should be able to set up a study schedule and follow accordingly so that your studies will not get disturbed.Thereafter you would be able to spare your free time for your social life and with your family members.

Answered by: Goujdas Z. | over 4 years ago
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It might be hard but you'll have to try. You won't be able to on a daily basis but think of it overall. Spend enough time studying so your grades are what you want them to be but then spend time with friends and enjoying life too. Try scheduling something fun every week.

Answered by: Anonymous J. | over 4 years ago
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The best way to balance an academic and social life is through study groups - it kills two birds with one stone. You're getting some great studying hours in, while being sociable as well. If you must go out, do so sparingly - avoid nights before big tests/papers are due, and limit yourself to Friday or Saturday nights where the morning after is not the morning of class.

Answered by: Julia Jolie Y. | over 4 years ago
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You just need to know your limits. While socializing is very fun, you are also there for a reason, which is to get a degree. The only way to do this is to sometimes put socializing aside and focus on your studies.

Answered by: Trader Q. | over 4 years ago
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Balancing academic life and social life isn't hard, you just have to have great self control. Learn what is the best way to study for you and then any extra time, you can spend with friends. Academics should always come first.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | over 4 years ago
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It is not easy, but it is very possible. Although a college workload is difficult, time management is a great lesson learned with great blessings. College will provide a great academic life, but some of its greatest benefits are found in the social life too.

Answered by: Mentor4you S. | over 4 years ago
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You should be able to set up a study schedule and follow accordingly so that your studies will not get disturbed.Thereafter you would be able to spare your free time for your social life and with your family members.

Answered by: Goujdas Z. | over 4 years ago
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It might be hard but you'll have to try. You won't be able to on a daily basis but think of it overall. Spend enough time studying so your grades are what you want them to be but then spend time with friends and enjoying life too. Try scheduling something fun every week.

Answered by: Anonymous J. | over 4 years ago
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Yes. it is very important that you learn to do this. Your academic life is very important but it is also important to have a social life.

Answered by: Dwood955 Yahoo.Com E. | over 4 years ago
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Yes! Go to class and party on the weekends only. These are the two main rules. Don't skip class because "you don't feel like going". It gets you behind for you to sit around and do nothing. And partying during the week encourages skipping class and not doing homework. Study with friends and classmates! It's a great way to be social and keep up with school.

Answered by: Columbi Q. | over 4 years ago
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It all comes down to self discipline and self control. You've got to know what you want out of your college experience, and why you are there in the first place. Choose a couple nights out of the week in which to have a social life. If you need those nights to study, then for that particular week, substitute other nights in which to rest.

Answered by: Jena Mae M. | over 4 years ago
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