Advice for College Girls
Calling all college girls! Need advice for your new year at school? Meet Lacy from The Chosen Blog. She's here to give is all sorts of practical, helpful advice so that we can make the grade this year, and do our very best for God's glory! Check out her fab advice about spending time in the library & don't forget to stop by her blog as well.
You made it! College Bound is now a term you have thrown out the window and its Graduation bound. It’s not the easiest road to hoe or on the other hand the toughest weed to pull either. However, it never hurts to get a little advice on something you’ve never done before. So, here’s a little snippet of advice from someone who’s walked in your shoes.
10 Reasons to be in the Library
- It’s obviously a
quiet study spot!
- Everything you do is
tracked. Normally, that sounds awful, but if you are working on a
huge project or paper, and it clears, alts, and deletes itself (and
it happens, I am a victim to this awful occurrence). There is
documentation that you aren’t just telling your teacher your dog
ate your homework and teachers are most always forgiving and can go
back and see from your log in on the computer, things you searched,
and programs you had open that you were working hard to finish their
- There are always
opportunities to help in the Library and if you aren’t doing it
just because it’s a place to serve, you also get volunteer hours,
which look really good on a resume when you graduate.
- There’s usually a
Coffee Bar in the Library. I was actually one of the first
volunteers at our Community College’s Library Coffee Bar. We even
had a name contest and voted on what to call it. I still think my
name was the best but I got second place.
- There are more
resources in the Library than “Google,” “Bing,” or
“Wikipedia.” It’s important and useful to familiarize yourself
with all the recourses that your school’s Library offers, AND USE
- There are people
everywhere! Talk about an open door for building a relationship or
sharing with others! This is a great place. Find someone that is in
a class with you and become study buddies!
- There are almost
always study areas or rooms offered for free, usually with
reservation, but not always to spend time in. So, Free coffee bar,
free study room, people that have the same class as you? Sounds like
a recipe for fun, fellowship, and learning! The best part of the
study rooms is that there isn’t a rule that says you can’t talk
or you have to whisper. Those rooms are made for you to discuss and
- Teachers often post
things in the Library or on online platforms. There is almost always
free Wi-Fi in the Library with your student ID.
- There is always a
person around to help with “technical difficulties.” In high
school I took for granted that I always had a teacher to ask when my
computer had a mind of it’s own or I simply didn’t know how to
do something. But in college when you do all your homework at home,
it can be daunting when you can’t figure it out. Do yourself a
favor, do your homework in the Library and take advantage of the
people that get paid to help you. They’re probably board anyway.
- Spending time in the
Library usually means that your homework is getting done more often
than not. This leads to a much more relaxing evening when you get
home. This also means that when you leave the campus to go home or
to your dorm, you can rest much easier and enjoy the new freedom you
have to hangout with friends, or the occasional dorm prank, etc.
college, use it to grow close and build relationships with new
friends, and rely on the Lord in a new way than you’ve had to
before. Make the most of these next few years and give the glory to
God! Thank Him for allowing you to go to school, meet new people, and
live in the freedom that He gives you! Be blessed today and be a
blessing to someone, and you can do that by spending time in the
Library (or anywhere else you go).
About The Author:
Lacy Meeker has been the author of
Chosen the Blog since 2011. She is currently finishing up her
Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Leadership and has
recently been awarded her Journalism Diploma. In the last year she
has pursued writing for Christ and for encouraging other believers.
Her two most popular series are Daily Word and Thankful Thursdays.
She doesn’t deserve or desire the credit for anything she writes,
only for God to be glorified and lives to be touched and moved by the
power that we are given in Jesus Christ.