The authors of the book The Secrets of College Success, Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman, tell The New York Times freshmen should make sure the courses they choose are the right level for them. And they recommend using the drop/add process if the student feels he could get a better professor.
College juniors Daisy Kim and Nancy Miles say the best advice they have is that freshmen should complete their homework promptly.
"Oh my gosh, please, don't procrastinate," warns Kim.
"You'll hear it, like, all the time but literally, it's so serious," says Miles.