7 Things All A+ Students Do


There is no surprise that when it comes to college or high school that most classes you can’t just slide by without putting in at least some work. Now think back to your classes, remember that one person that always seems to get an A on everything? Haven’t you ever wanted to be that person? Yeah trust me we all do and no worries because you can be that person! Here are seven things all A+ students do, and soon you will be too.

  1. Study Breaks, it’s important to rejuvenate your brain by taking a break every 45-60 minutes. During this break it’s important to not be on your phone and social media, but instead take a short walk, grab a healthy snack, catch up with your friends, etc.
  2. NO CRAMMING, it just doesn’t work. You may be able to slide by and get a good grade on that one test, but trust me you will be screwed come final exam time. Your better off reviewing material over an extended period of time to better engrain it in your brain.
  3. Look over your notes, doing this 2-3 times per week outside of class and then reviewing directly after class is a proven way to really memorize the information and understand the topics better.
  4. When working on tests/homework/quizzes if you don’t know a question do a few others first and then come back to them. There may be clues in other questions that can lead you to the correct one.
  5. Talk to your professor, if you’re showing interest in the class and asking for help chances are your professor will be more willing to help you with assignments, questions, and topics you weren’t so good with. And at the end of the semester if you’re teetering between two grades they’ll be more willing to bump you up if they see all of the hard work you’ve put into the class.
  6. GO TO CLASS, you can’t learn the material if you don’t go to class, it’s that simple. Just by going to class you’ll already have a better chance of doing well in the class.
  7. Take notes and use them, this may seem obvious, but just taking notes during class and then never looking at them again will not help you out at all. Review your notes directly after class or as soon as possible, add in examples, problems, or questions you may have. Review 2-3 times a week and before and after class to really get ahead on the material.

I know what you’re thinking, those don’t seem so bad right? Exactly, it’s easy to say you’ll do all of these things, but it’s sticking to them and being committed to your studies that will eventually help you become that A+ student you’ve always been jealous of. So let’s get down to business and earn those A’s.

Lauren | Simple Southern Belle

Preparing for the First Day of College


Well you made it, you’ve survived high school and you’re ready to move onto bigger and better things, that’s right COLLEGE. Welcome to college life where you’ll be stressed 98% of the time, but it’ll also be the best 4 years of your life. With the first day of college quickly approaching it’s important to start preparing yourself now so that you start off your college experience on the right foot, here are a few tips to help you!

  1. Finances. Make sure everything is paid for and being processed, you don’t want to get all excited and then some bizarre financial accident occur and you don’t get to attend college!
  2. Check your school’s online website where teachers post assignments and news. Chances are some have already uploaded syllabi, assignments, readings, and supplies necessary for the class.
  3. Once you’ve done that go get everything you need for the class. You don’t want to show up the first day and be the only one without the book.
  4. Start your assignments early! Go ahead and get a head start on reading or assignments if possible. If you aren’t assigned anything yet take a glance through your books to get a feel for the content.
  5. Visit your school and find each of your buildings your classes are in and other buildings like the student union or dining halls.
  6. Purchase a new planner for the school year and write down every assignment, homework, quiz, exam, test, and any other date your teacher has already assigned. (You can typically find these in the syllabus) Heck, even add in sporting events too!
  7. Create a schedule for yourself to make sure you are scheduling time for classes, working out, eating, studying, and free time! It’s important to find balance.
  8. Look up any organizations you may be interested in joining and find out when the first meeting is, their website, fees, requirements, etc.
  9. Purchase any last minute items you need for your dorm room or school supplies you think you may need.

Hopefully these 10 tips will help you feel prepared and ready for your first day of college. It can be an exciting 4 years if you let it be! Put yourself out there, get to know people, work your butt off in your classes, and have a little fun, and I promise you’ll be on your way to being a college pro in no time.

Lauren | Simple Southern Belle