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How to Eliminate Stress as a College Student

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College can be very stressful for students. Whether it is the workload, getting used to the freedom, or holding yourself accountable. Some students do school full time or have a job along with school, it can be very hard to adjust to the balance of learning in class and out of class.

Since most of the learning in college happens outside of the classroom, students must set aside a certain amount of hours each day and/or week to work on each class and teach themselves the material. In this blog post we will discuss ways in which students can help eliminate the unnecessary stress that can take place in a college experience.

1. Use the workflow feature in the CircleIn app

 One way to help you stay on track with your assignments, and your syllabus is to utilize the workflow feature in CircleIn. The workflow feature includes four sections: Overdue, Upcoming, In Progress, and Done.

You can prioritize your work by adding your assignments where they belong based on those titles. You can keep track of work completed that week, see work you might have missed, and also keep track of work that you have already completed. 


2. Avoid procrastinating

Stay on top of your assignments, and don’t wait until the last minute to complete them. The more you procrastinate, the more stressed out you will be. 

3. Manage study hours

Based on your credit hours, you can determine how much time you should spend on each class. It's recommended that for every 1 credit hour, you should spend 2-3 hours OUTSIDE of class studying. 

For example, if BIO100 is 4 credits, you should spend 8-12 hours per week studying for it.


4. Take a break

Don’t overload your brain. The research varies, but most studies suggest that college students should take a break every 30-90 minutes. Get up, get moving, do some neck rolls, but at least step away from your work for 10-15 minutes.


5. Don't forget to eat!

It can be very distracting to study while having a growling stomach. Make sure you are eating a balanced diet, and never study or take a test on an empty stomach.