As a rising junior in college, I can give you some tips.
1) Don’t try and focus on the “partying” crowd. I must say I am biased and I don’t party and what not (I also am on a dry campus and a Christian-founded one). But just in general the party peoples don’t tend to do as well in school and it is a major distraction. I am not saying don’t have some fun and a good time, but just make sure you are putting your education before a night of drinking or partying.
2) If you can handle a part-time job, I would definitely recommend it. It helps keeps you focused and a good work ethic. I’ve had a job since high school, and although it may seem like a lot of work, it’s not too terrible. It also teaches you how to manage your time and focus.
3) Do NOT procrastinate. I fall into this pit often, but try to avoid it. It leads to unwanted stress and late nights. You just need to learn time management and you should be fine.
4) If you can find a steady relationship, do it. I am biased here, also, because my girlfriend and I have been together since our senior year of high school. It just provides a sense of stability and comfort. You don’t have to worry about finding a pretty girl or playing the field. But if that’s not your style, then just disregard this! It’s all about personal preference.
5) If you have an idea of what you want to do in school, begin working towards that immediately. For example, I found out early on I wanted to be a doctor or some other profession in that field, so I knew to immediately follow a degree in biology. I am now well on my way towards my degree and I am shadowing a local doctor. If you know what you want to do, start making connections and getting in that field. If you do not know what you want to do, take some general classes your first year and figure out what you like the most and what you can see yourself doing. I’d take some English, science (bio or chemistry, perhaps), and maybe even a fine arts. There are a lot of different paths you can take.
6) Don’t fret about the little things. If you get a bad grade, just use it as an inspiration to keep on going. I made a 53 on my first test in one class and still rebounded to get an “A” in the course. Just strive to do your best! You may even surprise yourself (I got all A+’s, including upper level biology and a chemistry course. I was pretty surprised!). Just do your best and the degree will come in no time.
This isn’t really a tip, but just something I’ve noticed. Time flies when you are in college. High school may have seemed like it went by quickly, but that pales in comparison to college. The semesters will literally be over before you know it. So just stay on top of things. Also, you will learn that it is so much better to have classes for a semester or two at a time and then be done with them. So, unlike high school, you won’t be stuck in a class you hate for a whole year most of the time.
I am sure you can find the time to do a Linear Newbie Routine. I am just starting it myself and I think it will be manageable with a college schedule.
Good luck to you and I wish you the best in college and your PE routine! I am sure we will reach our goals in no time :) .
(Sorry I can’t provide any PE tips. I am a newbie myself!)