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Social Life vs Study Life
You’re now a freshman in college with no parental supervision, living in a cool dorm room on your own with a roommate who is also enjoying their first taste of freedom. You’ve met interesting people during the college activities on campus and have already been invited to several fraternity or sorority parties. Since you have started college, every weekend has been spent dancing the night away, making out with hot seniors, and sleeping off hangovers from the underage binge drinking you did the night before. Until you get a letter from the dean about your failing grades being that you have partied so hard, that you sometimes didn’t even have the energy to even show your face in class.
Some of us who have been young college freshmen straight out of high school definitely understand the excitement of meeting new people, finally fitting in, and no longer being under your parent’s thumb. It’s healthy to interact with new people of other diversities, have fun in your new environment and even attend several parties on campus. However, you must keep your priorities first before all else. Priorities such as homework, studying, and attending classes are very important when it comes to your college life. The last thing you want is to end up on academic probation due to being irresponsible.
Peer pressure is very much alive in college and a lot of your peers will push you to come hang out for just a “couple of hours”, after you have told them that you have to study for midterms. But it is your responsibility to stick to your guns, tell your friends and yourself that you must study and you will hang out after exams are over. After exams you can breathe easy and celebrate the A you received.
You may find yourself feeling out of place because you see that everyone is going out having fun every weekend while you’re cooped up in your dorm room studying and doing boat loads of homework. You’re not alone. So many college students would much rather spend their time studying and doing homework than partying a lot. The best thing for you to do is surround yourself with like-minded individuals instead of giving in to the peer pressure that’s around you.