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Do These Things to Avoid Common Student Mistakes


Don’t want your student life to turn into a dumpster fire? Then, follow the tips below.

1. Don’t Publicly Gossip About Your Faculty

Lecturers can sometimes be annoying and unfair. Each of us has at least once encountered an incompetent professor or an unfair examiner during our studies. I can understand if something like this annoys you and you would like to let all your frustration out. But be careful! Even if you feel the need to really gossip, you should be careful and never speak badly of your lecturers in public. Do not gossip in the canteen, in the lecture hall, or on social media. The likelihood is high that it will otherwise reflect negatively on you. If you want to make a rating, please be transparent and fair.

2. Don’t Neglect Your Circle of Friends

You know it: Your studies are often exhausting and you have far too little time besides all your obligations from the university and your student job. When household chores or family are added, friends and hobbies often fall by the wayside. This is exactly the wrong approach! You need your friends to have a beautiful, fulfilling life. And that’s why you should make time for them regularly. Even if you only meet her for a coffee during the semester break: meet her!

3. Don’t Put Up with Everything

Are you also one of those students who put up with everything from authoritarian people? From now on it’s over! Don’t let your classmates, roommates, or examiners push you around. You are an adult and you have a strong personality. If something doesn’t suit you or you’re being treated unfairly, you have to say so. You have to stand up for yourself and your opinion. Otherwise, nobody does.

Example: Were you treated or graded unfairly on your exam?

Step 1: Go to the exam review and look at the correction.

Step 2: Submit an appeal and challenge the exam.

In the new year, don’t let yourself be danced around all the time!

4. Never Be Unprepared Again

Resolve to always have a plan and be prepared for every opportunity in your studies. A nice quote from Lucius Seneca: “Happiness is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” From now on you can give your luck a little boost! Be fully there from the first lecture of the semester and place great value on intelligent preparation.

5. Don’t Show Off

Showing off doesn’t make you any better in college. You only reduce the number of people who like you and stand by you in case of problems  So you’re tripping yourself up by bragging about your grades or your awesome part-time job. Instead, help your fellow students with their studies and encourage them to become even more successful.

6. Stop Studying While Flying Blind

You need a common thread in your studies. Without orientation and without a concept, you just dawdle unproductively, miss out on unique opportunities and never become really successful. So create a study plan and stop flying blind! Appropriate: In this guest article on, I have put together the 4 most common mistakes when planning your studies for you.

7. Don’t Always Try to Do Everything Perfectly

Perfectionism is great. I thought for a long time, but that’s nonsense. Perfectionism kills your productivity and will destroy you in the long run. However, for me, perfectionism and dealing with this topic personally are part of my studies. Read my article: Why perfectionism is important in your studies and how you don’t break it.

8. Stop Comparing Yourself to Your Classmates

Many students compare themselves to their peers and always want to be the best. But your studies are about you and not about your fellow students. Nobody has the same qualifications, the same story, and the same personality as you. That’s why you don’t have to copy anyone or constantly compare yourself to others. It won’t get you anywhere and will only make you unhappy.

9. Stop studying below your means

Are you developing yourself further during your studies or do you like to sit back and rest on your laurels? Successful students constantly push themselves out of their comfort zone and thus regularly surpass themselves. And you should do the same. Dare to do more and just stop staying below your potential! In this article, I’ll show you a method you can use to trick yourself and force yourself to succeed.

10. Don’t let failure get you down

Setbacks are part of life. And for studying anyway. So if you make a mistake or fail an exam, don’t let it get you down. Learning from mistakes, yes. But let the negative thoughts get the upper hand and lose self-confidence. It doesn’t matter if you fall 10 times as long as you get up 10 times. Also, don’t be afraid to get help from an essay writing service, remember that you’re only human and will inevitably make mistakes.

11. Don’t always deliver the bare essentials

If you want to get off to a good start with your studies, then do more than you have to. Read more books on the subject than given. Learn more than the exam-relevant chapters in the script. Be more specific in your research. Always deliver a little bit more than what is expected of you. That makes the difference.


In this student must-do list, I showed you what not to do in 2022.

I hope that you can adopt a few tips for yourself and apply them to your studies. I wish that you will be successful and happy in 2022. Not only in your studies, but in your whole life. Because that’s what matters in the end.

Just boldly go your own way, look left and right more often and make sure that the new year will be one of the best in your life.

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