Students are often said that they are going to have the most fun in their college years. It is true, especially for the pandemic students who had attended most of their remaining school life through the school management system. They expect to have a very good time in college because at least that would allow them to experience a couple more years of their student life. Only those students would manage to have a fruitful experience who continue to maintain a balanced life, studying and having fun in equal amounts.
Attending classes a day in and day out gets very monotonous because one college class carries far more information than one high school class. College students need to remain very focused from day one to score well, checking the LMS Portal and staying up to date with regular class activities. In this hectic lifestyle, they need to have fun too. Because having fun comes with a cost, college students try to have fun in the ways they study. Here are some fun activities that involve entertainment and education;
This might sound childish and impractical but jigsaw puzzle-solving students develop a lot of skills. Firstly, it helps the college student to have patience and remain focused on one thing at a time. Multiple things will happen simultaneously when students go to college, and they have to learn to maintain their composure and accuracy every time they participate in these activities. Secondly, jigsaw puzzles are a great way to keep a student connected with their inner self. In their college years, they would learn to truly become a self-dependent adult. Emotional stability can be drawn in these situations by maintaining a connection with the inner self.
Not just jigsaw puzzles, students can switch to playing anything that they connected with as a child. Whether it is a yoyo, or video game, playing it once in a while to having a quick break from the busy schedule helps them to recharge.
Structured debates among college students are sometimes very spontaneous. Because students come from very vast backgrounds to a university or college, they might have varied opinions on almost everything. If they can hold sensible debates with critical analysis, while having respect towards each other and not attacking each other personally, it shows positive development.
Having debates is very important because it is used as a measure of qualification in multiple recruitment activities. The debate also develops skills of logical reasoning, decision making, information networking, and so on.
A research review might not sound like a fun activity because it counts as a term paper for numerous students. However, students studying social sciences review research papers, articles, and data structures for fun. Students from other backgrounds can also try it out for having a change of environment and as a means of trying to do someone else’s term paper. It is an educational fun activity.
Concept mapping is a quality that most students already possess. Children who like to take notes and organize them carefully after every class are the ones who find concept mapping very fun. It is a method of connecting the dots in your mind. Take a topic or a keyword from the present class, and connect it with everything that the professor says. It is very useful because the students remember information better and instead of mugging up they can trace details back through concept mapping.
Have you ever recorded the live reaction of a person to something? With the popular emergence of social media trends, recording live reactions have become very common. College students living on campus can record the live reactions of their roommates, or classmates to their dorm room, desk, syllabus, or any other cultural difference. It helps students to accept each other by having fun together.
Taking lecture notes is important but also hectic for college students because professors speak very fast, and to take efficient notes they have to remain entirely focused. They can practice taking notes at home while one of their friends explains a topic through the process of sketch noting. Sketch noting is a fun method of taking notes by drawing pictures, graphs, and visual representations of data.