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College Life Hacks Every RVC Student Should Know

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Hack #1: Get Connected
College Life Hacks
Every RVC Student
Should Know

Chuck Konkol
Associate Professor
Rock Valley College

College Life Hack #1
Get Connected!
College Life Hacks (or life hacking) refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in college life.
Hack #1: Get Connected
Schedule
Schedule time to study for your courses. If you don't schedule study time, you won't succeed in your courses.
Tips
Hack #1: Get Connected
Downtime
Working out, Chores, Entertainment
Tip
College cost money and if your like most students your funds are limited. Put yourself on a budget and stick to it.
Tip: Mint App
Hack #1: Get Connected
Social
Don't try college life alone! Browse the many college clubs on campus and find out how to get involved.
Tip
Budget
For every hour of class devote 2 hours of study for reading, projects, and homework.

App: Any.Do - Break a huge task down into smaller parts to get it done even quicker.
Don't try college life alone! Browse the many college clubs on campus and find out how to get involved. See http://rvcstudentlife.orgsync.com
App: IFTTT - create triggers for multiple automations
App: Habitbull - build positive habits like fitness, meditation or reading
College Life Hack #2
Show Up!
Hack #2: Show Up!
80% of success
is showing up
- Woody Allen
Tips
Hack #2: Show Up!
College life is full of things
you WILL love to do!

College life also has things
you WILL tolerate
Hack #2: Show Up!
College Life Hack #3
Be Present!
Hack #3: Be Present
In today's world
the mobile device is
like a third limb.
Hack #3: Be Present
In order to be present
you must put away
ALL distractions.
Tip
Hack #3: Be Present
College Life Hack #4
Be You!
Hack #4: Be You!
Hack #4: Be You!
What do YOU believe?
Tip
Hang out with other students and talk about the issues of the day.
Read, read, and read more. When you read you imagine and think more creatively
Hack #4: Be You
College is a time to find out what you believe and to stand on your own two feet. One of the best ways to become your own person is to think for yourself, have YOUR own beliefs, and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
OR
Hack #4: Be You!
Which do YOU prefer?
Hack #4: Be You!
Tough class? Show up!
Work late? Show up!
Scared of that exam? Show up!
Worried about that internship interview? Show up!
App: Rock Clock
Take screenshot of class schedule and save as lock screen image.

CHALLENGE
Disconnect ONE night a
WEEK!
College Life Hack #1 - Get Connected
College Life Hack #2 - Show Up
College Life Hack #3 - Be Present
College Life Hack #4 - Be You
College Life Hack #5 - Make Memories
Tip
Be Purposeful
Be Spontaneous!
App:
ADOBE SPARK: Post
,
Page & Video
Hack #5: Make Memories
Make a memory right now! Do one or both!
Take a snap of yourself an those around you
Swipe to add below GeoFilter of Today's Event
Send to username
Hack #5: Make Memories
@professorgeek
Option 1: Twitter
Option 2: SnapChat
Take a photo of yourself an those around you
Add hashtag
#RVCNewStudentSpring17
Send to username
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Welcome to
Rock Valley College
Diligence Breeds Success! - Prof Konkol
ckonkol.com c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu
Thank You!
- Corrie Ten Boom
College Life Hack #1 - Get Connected
Budget:
Mint App: https://www.mint.com/
Schedule:
Any.Do: https://www.any.do/
Social
OrgSync: http://rvcstudentlife.orgsync.com
Downtime:
Habitbull: http://www.habitbull.com/
IFTTT: http://ifttt.com

College Life Hack #2 - Show Up
Rock App: http://projectrockofficial.com/

College Life Hack #3 - Be Present
Take screenshot of class schedule and
save to phone lock screen
iPhone: http://www.imore.com/screenshot-iphone
Android: http://screenshot.net/screenshot-lock-screen.html

College Life Hack #4 - Be You
http://socrative.com

College Life Hack #5 - Make Memories
https://spark.adobe.com

See http://ckonkol.com
College Life Hacks Every RVC Student Should Know
IFTTT.COM
ADOBE SPARK: Post
@professorgeek
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