You are already a Sophomore and yet, you still have the feeling that nothing much has changed. Well, you are totally wrong. This year you have known all you needed to know, and you have adjusted yourself with your new environment. What else to do?
Improve your academics
This may be a good start to do improvements in your academics, you have learned the basics and by now, you should have known which one is your interest and which one is not. Attend classes on your schedule. Forget about getting up late, you have much greater cause to do. Good grades might have come naturally to you during high school, but now you will have to earn them in college, and that means setting goals for yourself and then making sure you work as hard as you can to achieve them.
Rearrange your life
Start with making connections with students in your classes, you might want to have some back-ups if in some cases, you miss a class. You will need your network of friends, who take same classes with you. Start in the first week, find at least one new friend in each class you take. Then one thing you must not forget is never procrastinate. It might have been usual during your high school to wait until the last minute to complete an assignment and still get a good grade, but that kind of stuff will not work for you in college. Give yourself deadlines, and stick to them.
Find your new healthy habit
Staying at dorm of course is different than in your own home. You don’t have your parents to prepare your meal, thus leading you to an unbalanced, unhealthy diet. Don’t forget nutritious food, rest well, and regularly take vitamins to stay healthy. Cope with your homesickness, you could just give your family a video call, that might ease your feeling a bit.
Some says that the second year, a.k.a. the sophomore year is the toughest year. Be prepared to face a lot of assignments and activities. Just know that you are not the only one who feels that way. Even though it’s hard, don’t pull some fancy tricks like cutting corners. Remember that college is the place to dig up further knowledge, not playing with scores. You may get good grades while cutting corners, but it won’t save you from society someday, but knowledge will.