Completing a college degree is no easy task. After all, there's a reason people have celebrations when their four years – or however long it takes – are over.
The obvious keys to success in college are studying hard, taking in all you can from your professors and attending class regularly – that means no late-night parties.
But students must also practice determination and perseverance if they wish to achieve success in life and school. What does this entail? Well, it's pretty simple.
Determination means always keeping your eye on the end goal: graduation. It means thinking about holding that diploma in your hand each time you're tempted to skip class or go to a keg party instead of study for an exam.
Perseverance means not letting one bad grade get you down, and making it a lesson for next time. You're bound to encounter some challenges, but allowing setbacks to derail you in your journey is no way to reach success.
It's important to have a good time in college, but even more so, you need to take in all you can from this valuable experience that is, after all, a privilege.