How to Get a 4.0 in College

Hey, pretty girl!

Disclaimer : These are things that have worked for me. I am giving my best advice and the strategies that I’ve implemented to help me achieve my goal GPA. Sidenote – a 4.0 is not necessary!

Also because some of y’all might not believe my GPA, here is a little proof

Going into college, I made a promise to myself: reduce my overall stress level. Senior year had me frail and broken. While I was motivated in previous years, it seemed to heighten with the added stress of only needing to maintain my GPA for one more year to graduate valedictorian. During my senior year I had lost unnecessary weight and was consumed by anxiety.

While I decided to keep my same method of studying (typing my notes into question and answer format to study off of), I decided to change the amount of time I would study. Instead of burning myself out studying for 7 hours straight, like I would in high school, I would take a break whenever I could tell I wasn’t able to 100% concentrate. I would return to working on my homework when I was able to.

5 Quick Tips for a Perfect GPA

  1. Break up your homework and study sessions w/free time!
  2. Create study guides (please please please don’t just reread your notes to study!!)
  3. Ask questions you don’t understand and answer the ones you do in class.
  4. Go talk to professors about your essay when you’re in the process of writing – they might grade it a little easier.
  5. Go into every quiz, test and exam knowing that the final result is now out of your control so you can relax!

Detailed Look at How I Study

Example Study Plan

Example Study Guide

Another important thing that I’ve learned about myself in college, skipping meals and sleep to study is NEVER okay and causes MAJOR HARM to your mental health. Please eat and sleep. Your GPA won’t matter if your health is failing.

With Love, Marin

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