10 New Year’s Resolutions Every Successful Student Makes

A new year brings new opportunities. Use any of these resolutions to really take advantage of 2014. If you’re looking to take your smarts and learning to another level, check out all the amazing degrees and courses at Strayer University.

1. Develop and execute an extracurricular activity.

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The whole point of college is to train yourself to be independently successful. Start practicing now!

2. Clean your home regularly.

A tidy home is a productive home.

3. Get at least eight hours of sleep every night.

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Studies have shown that good sleep equates to better information retention. Sleep away, Merrill.

4. Eat healthier.

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Food is fuel for your body. Give your brain a fighting chance during exams and cut the ramen noodle diet.

5. Make use of the gym at your school.

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Not only is it good for your body, it’s also good for your mind. Just ask The New York Times.

6. Set aside an hour each day for studying and stick to it!

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You’ll thank yourself when you get to put “Dean’s List” on the ol’ resume.

7. Show up to all your classes.

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This seems obvious, but not showing up to classes (even a few) will really hurt your performance.

8. Set a financial budget and don’t go over it.

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There’s nothing better than graduating with an education and some extra cash.

9. Meet with your teachers outside of class.

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Spend some time to go over your takeaways from the course. College professors love to help students and are more likely to emphasize the important lessons in a 1-on-1 meeting.

10. Help other students with their work.

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Grab a few classmates that you don’t mind spending time with and team up. Not only is it a great way to fill the gaps on notes you missed, it’s also a fun way to articulate what you’ve learned in a more concise way.

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