Five Tips For College Success

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.


Back to school time is really exciting for us this year. 

All three girls are at different schools, and Maddie is going to start taking college courses soon too. I’m really excited for her, but secretly I just can’t get over the fact that she is getting older.  There are so many unique challenges and great opportunities that come from taking college courses and I want Maddie to be prepared for them all so I’m sharing five tips that helped me when I first started college.

Part of  being ready for college is to feel confident, and to feel confident you have to have the right tools.


One of of the tools you need to feel good, clean and confident as we enter new stages, like college is a Schick® Razors.  Schick® Razors are here to accompany you on the journey!

College is time of change and marks a period of new beginnings. I remember back to my college days and I too started early like Maddie is. I was really excited to be among older people and to learn things more in line with my life goals. I’m so happy she will have this opportunity too. 

My first day taking college courses was one of my best up to that point. By the time I left classes on that first day I had not only met new people, who I would later call some of my closest friends, but I was also so full of life! I really wanted to take on the world and make a difference. 

Maddie is already feeling the same way.


We’ve been prepping for this time for quite awhile already. And although we still have some time to go till the big day, we want it to be a great new beginning for her as she enters adulthood. Last night when we were at Walmart I saw the Schick® display on the end cap and we decided to pick up some necessities. Maddie chose the  Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor for Women. 

Those of us that have been shaving for a long time know how important a good disposable razor is in convenience factors and confidence. I also know that college time is a busy one and you need tried and true tools  to get the job done and keep moving along.20150827_191519

When we were shopping I shared these five tips with Maddie to help her as she starts taking college courses.

  1. Schedule your classes when you are most “on”. If you are a night person take classes later in the day. If you are a morning person take your classes earlier in the day. You will do so much better if you identify now when your best times are.
  2. Show up. Some days you are going to feel like sleeping more than going to class. Even if you are really tired, always show up. You will always get something from a class when you are there. If you are not there you are guaranteed to get nothing.
  3. Ask for help. Everyone in the class is there to learn. If you have questions or don’t understand something there is a good chance others don’t too so ask all the questions you want. If you need more help ask to speak with the teacher after or before class during their office hours.
  4. Do the work. Even if it’s not perfect, always do the work. Even if you don’t understand what you are doing, do the work. This is how you will learn and how you will show you are trying. The feedback you will get is also going to help you excel!
  5. Find study partners early. Identify those that would make great study partners early and set up a time each week (or more often) to get together and talk about the class and learn with each other. I found some of the best ways to study and really understand the content was when I was with others.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.