Drink. Seriously, drink a lot
Yeah, we all know that in college, most people drink coffee all day, and beer all night. That’s fun and all, but come on guys, there is a plethora of nutrients your body misses like that. Plus, caffeine and alcohol are both poison. Drink some juice, drink some milk, but most importantly, drink lots of water. Trust me, your body will thank you later.
Again, if you’re surviving on pizza and Chinese take-out all through college, you’re doing yourself more harm than good. There are plenty of things that can be made using nothing more than a hot-plate, toaster oven, and microwave. And, as we all know, few things impress a date more than cooking dinner, and it’s a lot cheaper than going out to eat!
Studying sucks. I won’t lie about it. But, it’s necessary. Don’t ever wait until the last minute and cram though. Research has shown that students that cram tend to recall less than 50% of the material. Instead, break it up over the course of the week before the exam. Also, reading books and magazines related to your field will help you down the road. You can never know too much.
Sleep as much as possible
Now, I know that this sounds like nothing more than common sense, but partying all night at the frat house or going out with your sorority sisters the night before an exam can really hurt you. Remember when you were little and your parents wanted you to take a nap and you didn’t want to? Well, now you can make mom and dad proud by napping whenever possible. Twenty minute nap midday can dramatically improve your performance for the rest of the day.