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What are you top 5 tips for balancing social life with classes & homework?

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

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1) Don't hang out with the party all the time crowd. Many of these guys will bomb out and drag you down with them. 2) Don't get involved with drugs. They take on a life of their own and can ruin your life. 3) Keep to a strict schedule. Reserve time for play versus time for work. 4) Study with your fellow students. This is a good way to remain social and get work done at the same time. Be careful not to copy work, however. You will get caught. 5) Don't procrastinate. If you have to get it done sooner or later, it's better to get it done sooner.

Answered by: Criterion Y. | over 4 years ago
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1. Stay on top of things 2. Always make sure you understand work as you do it and do not wait until the last minute to ask questions. 3. Treat your school work like a day job - do nothing but school from 8 to 4 and have fun at night. 4. It's okay to break sometimes - just know the right time to do it (not the week before a test) 5. Remember that school is your primary concern and that social life is ALWAYS secondary to your education - ALWAYS!

Answered by: Rx Josh I. | over 4 years ago
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Number one is always get your homework done for that night before doing anything else. No one can afford to fall behind in college. Number two is to make studying a social event. Have a study party with fellow class mates so you can get your work done and gossip or whatever it is you want to do. Now that all your work is done, Go have some fun. Join an intramural sport with your friends and just have some good fun. Number four, don't skip classes EVER. Classes make homework easier which makes exams easier and so on and so forth. Number five, just be flexible. If a exam is going to be harder than you think, cancel a social event and get to studying. If classes are going good and you have extra time, go out and have fun with your friends. College may only happen once and you need to enjoy it. These years will fly by faster than you think they will. ENJOY!!!

Answered by: Paulie J313 G. | over 4 years ago
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Balancing social life with class work load can be challenging. My top five tips for keeping things balanced are: 1. Stay organized. Know when your assignments are due and roughly how long they will take to complete. 2. Do coursework in the library, not the dorm room. You will not be distracted by roommates or any stimulus inside your dorm room if you remove yourself from those things and work in an area specifically designated for completing coursework. 3. Get involved with social activities. College campuses have many opportunities for interacting with classmates. There is an incredible amount of clubs and organizations for you to join, even if it's just to meet a few new people around campus. 4. Get a daily planner. This will help avoid confusion as to when certain activities are and when you have assignments due. 5. Prioritize. Don't go out drinking all weekend if you have a paper due Monday morning. It may sound like common sense, but it's easy to get too involved with the social aspect of college and forget about the actual school work.

Answered by: Chemistry X. | over 4 years ago
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1) Never cut class in order to attend a party, or sleep in after a party. Partying should be secondary to classes. 2) Talk to your roommate about designating specific time frames for homework and studying. If you can both get in a routine together, you will hold one another accountable. 3) Give yourself a bed time. You are away from home and your mom and dad can no longer designate a bedtime for you. So be a grown up and create one for yourself to allow yourself enough sleep to be productive in classes. 4) Form a study group with your friends. You can study together for a few hours, and then go out and do fun activies together. This way, you all get your work done before the partying begins. 5) In times when you'd rather slack off to spend time with friends, think about where you want to be 5 years from now. 5 years from now, would it be more important to have graduated and have a great job, or have gone to a party with friends?

Answered by: Mighty Spidey L. | over 4 years ago
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1.You can mix social and homework by doing work with friends 2.Make a schedule for yourself 3.Follow your schedule 4.Go to your classes, this will make your homework easier to do 5.Realize there is no perfect balancing and be prepared to make a few sacrifices

Answered by: Cheek F. | over 4 years ago
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My top five tips for balancing social life with academic life are: 1. Schedule: keeping a schedule book with organized due dates and times will allow you to know when and for how long you're available. 2. Get stuff done early; never procrastinate. This way if something fun comes up, you will have the opportunity to be involved. 3. Put your academic before your fun. Know that without a good academic standing, you will not even be a part of the college anymore and can forget about fun! 4. Make sure to get enough sleep. Never stay up too late at a party and be too tired to go to class or complete homework. 5. Make doing assignments a social event when possible. Ask friends to do homework together and plan for pizza and a good time.

Answered by: Jpeltz Q. | over 4 years ago
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number one, your class work should come first. Two, don't get too involved in social groups and clubs, they can include a lot of programs which take up a lot of your time. Three, Do not procratinate you class work, waiting for the deadline of a project is the absolute worse things. Four, I personally dont like big breaks between classes, i'd rather get it all over with and get home to finish up and work needed to be done for my classes. Five, Get things out of the way as soon as you can, you will definately benefit from this.

Answered by: Jon H. | over 4 years ago
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As a recent college graduate, I can vouch for the fact that balancing academics and social life is one of the most difficult challenges that you will face as a student. There are several steps you can take to address this challenge, however. 1. First, make lists of your academic obligations and keep them up to date. Cross off tasks as you complete them. Add new tasks to the list as they come up. 2. Do not be afraid to say no. If all of your friends are visiting the new pizza place in town, but you have 3 papers due in 2 days, stay home. They will not think any less of you for being responsible. They may even be jealous. 3. Work in groups when possible. I am not saying to cheat on homework, as that is always a bad idea, but form study groups. This way, you can study and socialize all at once. 4. Set goals for yourself. This may take some practice, and at first it may be hard to determine what those goals should be, but eventually it will become habit. I used to make myself spend at least 2 hours on school work before I allowed myself to get dinner with friends. 5. Do not allow the stress of schoolwork to ruin your downtime. This is a mistake that I often made. I would take a break from actually writing a paper, but all that I thought about during the break was the paper. This is a very stressful approach. Schedule time to relax and try very hard to actually relax when you are not working! Then, when it is time to do work, your mind will be fresh.

Answered by: Collegegrad10 I. | over 4 years ago
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Great question! A lot of students worry that this is a problem in their lives, especially during the high school years when they are still growing socially but still need to get good grades. 1. Try forming study groups with friends, so you can do homework but have fun at the same time. 2. Take 10 minute study/homework breaks every hour to call friends or chat with them on Facebook, etc. 3. Join afternoon activities like sports teams or clubs. Even better, join academic-related clubs. 4. Take every Saturday or Sunday off, pick one, to do no homework at all and just spend time having fun with friends. Make sure you work extra hard on the other weekend day, and during the week, in order to do this. 5. Over the summer, do any summer reading assignments or academic classes you choose to take with a group of friends. I hope this helps you! :)

Answered by: Jen830 F. | over 4 years ago
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1) Do homework during breaks between classes, why wait until nighttime? 2) Don't do homework in your room where you have a video game system or movies to distract you. 3) If you have a big test on Friday, don't cram on Thursday, study for an hour or so every night, and you still have time to hang with friends. 4) Put down the cell phone during homework time. 5) Homework ALWAYS comes first.

Answered by: Steve Guy D. | over 4 years ago
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There are many tips which can help a student balance social life with academics. My first tip is to make certain time allotments for socializing and academics. My second tip is to make school your priority. After all, you are paying to get an education. My third tip is to find a private place to study during your study times so you can stay focused on studying. My fourth tip is to create study groups so you can study and socialize at the same time. My fifth tip is to enjoy your college experience for what it is: academics and socializing!

Answered by: Iamerica N. | over 4 years ago
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1. Homework comes first social life afterwards. 2. You don't need to separate them, if you have the right friends homework and social life can be combined. 3. Never say no to a social engagement that can enhance yourself. 4. Sleep/Party/Homework Pick two, this is the most important thing I have learned in school. 5. Do homework in class, if you are bored.

Answered by: Zolty F. | over 4 years ago
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Developing a study schedule, effectively using your time, and planning ahead will all help your social life. If you get your studies done early and effectively, you will have time to hang out with friends. Learning to prioritize time is one of the most effective lessons learned in college.

Answered by: Mentor4you S. | over 4 years ago
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1. Study Groups - You get the both worlds at once 2. Don't procrastinate - Do it now so you have time to party later 3. Do not play drinking games - Seriously. This not only effects you at the moment but the day after as well. 4. If you don't want to hang out with your friends, then change friends. 5. Don't date your high school sweet heart - It really is time consuming and heart breaking.

Answered by: L Platter F. | over 4 years ago
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The top 5 tips for balancing social life with classes and homework would have to be as follows. 1. Time management; be sure that you're balancing your work with your play. 2. Remember to go to all of your classes; this truly is a surefire way to get a decent grade just for showing up. 3. Don't do drugs! They'll only make you dumber. 4. Don't have sex the night before a test; you'll be too tired and probably fail. 5. Always remember that having a lot of friends isn't the best thing to put at the top of your resume.

Answered by: Stevetheintern N. | over 4 years ago
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Establish a good study schedule early. By doing assignments and readings when you first receive them will give you more time later. Invest in a planner. Make everyday activities like cooking and going to the store social. Invite someone to do those with you.

Answered by: Mentor4you S. | over 4 years ago
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The most important thing is to always make sure that school comes first. During key times such as when classes are just starting and then during finals, don't make too mny social plans. Balance your social life by making plans around meal times. Plan study times ahead so you know when you are free. A good way to mix you social adn school like is to make study dates or attend study groups.

Answered by: Molae06 Q. | over 4 years ago
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1. Schedule time to do your homework. Whether you do it between classes, during the day, or at night. 2. Think about when you typically want to socialize. If its at night, then find time during the day to do your homework. 3. Do not leave your homework until the last minute. 4. Keep a schedule or assignment book. Include all tests, homework, social events. 5. See if any friends want to study or do homework with you. Doing homework with friends makes it feel like you aren't missing out on socializing.

Answered by: Allgrowdup O. | over 4 years ago
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My top five tips for balancing the two in college are these. Number one, you'll need to schedule yourself. It sounds time consuming and regulated, but scheduling out an entire day guarantees you time to do both the things you know you need to do and the things you want to do. Number two, don't party the night before early classes. College is a place that's full of parties and things to do, and going out at midnight before an 8:30 class may sound tempting, and the first few times it might even be fun, but it takes a toll on you, and eventually, both your classwork and social life suffer. Number three, make friends with the people who you're in class with. Sure, college is huge, sometimes as large are 30,000 people, and you want to make all sorts of friends, which is great, but making friends with the people in your classes has a certain benefit. You can study or do work while hanging out with people you enjoy. Study groups are a great way to combine classwork with social life. Number four, prioritize, and by that I mean, make sure you know what's really the most important. While hanging with friends may seem more tempting, it may not be what's more important, and being newly on your own in college, prioritizing is something incoming freshmen haven't had to do much of. Always ask yourself, "What's more important?" Number five, take classes you enjoy. It doesn't sound like it's directly related, but it is. Taking classes you enjoy allows you to be in a better mood about school in general, which will make the entire balance much easier. When you balance two things that are just as appealing, it makes for a much easier balance job. I know it seems intimidating, but the balancing act isn't as difficult as it seems.

Answered by: Oh My Gawd Its Mc Caw Q. | over 4 years ago
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Education always comes first, because if you miss your classes you are missing some important learning, which can have a effect in your education. Of-course social life is important too, but you can spend time for them only when there is a high importance, lets say you have to attend family function or wedding of friends then you can miss your classes but also ensure that you spend additional time to learn what you have missed. Always give importance to the classes and homework once they are done then you can go around with your social life.

Answered by: Amith K.C K. | over 4 years ago
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Establish a good study schedule early. By doing assignments and readings when you first receive them will give you more time later. Invest in a planner. Make everyday activities like cooking and going to the store social. Invite someone to do those with you.

Answered by: Mentor4you S. | over 4 years ago
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The most important thing is to always make sure that school comes first. During key times such as when classes are just starting and then during finals, don't make too mny social plans. Balance your social life by making plans around meal times. Plan study times ahead so you know when you are free. A good way to mix you social adn school like is to make study dates or attend study groups.

Answered by: Molae06 Q. | over 4 years ago
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1. Schedule time to do your homework. Whether you do it between classes, during the day, or at night. 2. Think about when you typically want to socialize. If its at night, then find time during the day to do your homework. 3. Do not leave your homework until the last minute. 4. Keep a schedule or assignment book. Include all tests, homework, social events. 5. See if any friends want to study or do homework with you. Doing homework with friends makes it feel like you aren't missing out on socializing.

Answered by: Allgrowdup O. | over 4 years ago
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My top five tips for balancing the two in college are these. Number one, you'll need to schedule yourself. It sounds time consuming and regulated, but scheduling out an entire day guarantees you time to do both the things you know you need to do and the things you want to do. Number two, don't party the night before early classes. College is a place that's full of parties and things to do, and going out at midnight before an 8:30 class may sound tempting, and the first few times it might even be fun, but it takes a toll on you, and eventually, both your classwork and social life suffer. Number three, make friends with the people who you're in class with. Sure, college is huge, sometimes as large are 30,000 people, and you want to make all sorts of friends, which is great, but making friends with the people in your classes has a certain benefit. You can study or do work while hanging out with people you enjoy. Study groups are a great way to combine classwork with social life. Number four, prioritize, and by that I mean, make sure you know what's really the most important. While hanging with friends may seem more tempting, it may not be what's more important, and being newly on your own in college, prioritizing is something incoming freshmen haven't had to do much of. Always ask yourself, "What's more important?" Number five, take classes you enjoy. It doesn't sound like it's directly related, but it is. Taking classes you enjoy allows you to be in a better mood about school in general, which will make the entire balance much easier. When you balance two things that are just as appealing, it makes for a much easier balance job. I know it seems intimidating, but the balancing act isn't as difficult as it seems.

Answered by: Oh My Gawd Its Mc Caw Q. | over 4 years ago
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Education always comes first, because if you miss your classes you are missing some important learning, which can have a effect in your education. Of-course social life is important too, but you can spend time for them only when there is a high importance, lets say you have to attend family function or wedding of friends then you can miss your classes but also ensure that you spend additional time to learn what you have missed. Always give importance to the classes and homework once they are done then you can go around with your social life.

Answered by: Amith K.C K. | over 4 years ago
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-Go to class. It's important to get your priorities straight and recognize when its okay to skip, and when it's not. -Do your homework. College really isn't like high school and slacking off shows in your grades. Figure out when you're at your best for

Answered by: Sscenner N. | over 4 years ago
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During our classes or homework we need to set up a daily schedule and spare some time for our social life,for our family members and friends. If we have well planned schedule for playing games on weekends , exercise and study hours, we can balance both social life and academics together.

Answered by: Goujdas Z. | over 4 years ago
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1. 8-8-8: 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of work, 8 hours of leisure (this include exercise, eating, socializing, etc.) 2. Exercise - while neither social or related to class, staying in good shape will help with keeping you healthy, and will provide more energy for both your social and academic life. 3. Limit Facebook 4. Limit drinking. Try to limit drinking to only the weekend. If drinking during the week, limit the amount you consume to only one drink. 5. Do not procrastinate.

Answered by: College Senior T. | over 4 years ago
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There are many things you can do to balance your social life and home work. Tip number one is go to class, this will ensure that you receive all the information you need. Tip number two study, studying gives you time to hang with friends. Tip number three, do all of your hw and reading assignments, these will help you with your exams. Tip number four don't go out until you have your work done. Tip number five, have fun!

Answered by: Lanig91 B. | over 4 years ago
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