When I started college last year, it surprised me how differently I approached school than my peers. For example, when my classmates and I had a large paper due, with 30 percent of our grade on the line. I finished the paper with plenty of time to spare. Many of my peers pulled all-nighters.
I was confused. These were all brilliant students—who I often felt intimidated by—scraping past the deadline. I realized then that there is a gap. That there are intelligent and hardworking students worldwide, who find themselves struggling to keep up. Not for lack of intelligence or drive, but because they lack effective systems—systems that high-school generally fails to teach.
I have been lucky. I have learned from people who do this stuff really well. And though I certainly haven’t figured it all out and my system isn’t perfect, I’m experimenting and discovering new ways to do things. I want to share what I have found to work at college so far as well as my ongoing experiments. College can be hard. I hope I can make it a little bit easier.