Ditch These Top 4 Bad Habits

By Tyndale Seminary Modified on February 22, 2017

Whether you graduated high school with a great experience or couldn't wait to get out the door, you should know that university is a whole new ballgame.

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Whether you graduated high school with a great experience or couldn't wait to get out the door, you should know that university is a whole new ballgame. Here are a few bad habits you may have picked up in high school that won't fly at university:

  1. 1. Seeing school as an obligation. It's easy to view your high school years as something you have to get through. But the great thing about university is you are choosing to be there! The amount of time and money you invest into your university education should motivate you to take it seriously and make the most of it.

  2. 2. Ignoring homework. Professors will expect you to keep track of your assignments without constant reminders along the way. It's important to take initiative and complete your assignments on time. If you are struggling, let your professor know in advance. At Tyndale, students can visit the Centre for Academic Excellence, where they receive tutoring, study tips and more.

  3. 3. Not making the most of your summer break. University is the time to get serious about your future. It's great to relax on the beach with friends, but make sure you also spend time building your resume by looking for an internship or a job relevant to your career goals.

  4. 4. Not leaving your comfort zone. At Tyndale students have so many options to explore who they are and what they love. Join a sports team, the choir or the social justice club, or choose from over 50 student leadership opportunities.

It may be difficult at first to leave your high school years (and habits) behind you, but remember you have so much to look forward to at university. Challenge yourself, and grow into the person you've always wanted to be.