When you’re a teenager, dating seems to be the biggest achievement in the world. To be going out with someone means you’ve entered a mature stage in life.
But dating, whether it’s the first time or not, can be incredibly nerve-wracking. Entering a relationship can be incredibly intimidating. And maintaining one takes work.
First dates can set the tone for the foundation of your relationship. The entire point of a first date is to get to know your significant other.
Whether they’re someone you know from school, someone you’ve known since you were a kid, or someone that you’ve just come to meet, first dates help you see them in a romantic light.
For teenagers, the best dates are simple ones that you can make your own.
Playing the question game, going for long walks, and watching the sunset together are simple moments that really let you focus on each other.
Dates like mini-golf, painting, and escape rooms bring so much fun. Planning dates comes naturally to some and not so much to others.
We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best date ideas for teenagers.
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First Date Ideas
Take Your Dog(s) for a Walk
A nice way to help break the ice on your first date is to have something to talk about. Bring your dogs along for a nice walk to facilitate fun conversation.
You can play fetch with the pups and watch how well they get along. This also gives you the chance to learn more about your date’s hobbies.
Go For Ice Cream
This is a classic first date for teenagers. And it’s classic for a reason! Going for ice cream is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face.
Keeping the first date casual is always the best move because it alleviates pressure.
Another classic date idea is to go for coffee. This kind of date is great for conversation and also gives you the chance to get to know each other better.
As a lover of coffee myself, this is a date idea that I always rely on. Try to avoid going to chain coffee houses. Going to the smaller, local cafés is much more romantic.
Need to get a few textbook readings out of the way but also want to make the most of your time? Invite your date out to study.
This is the perfect date for teenagers preparing for midterms or finals. That way you get to finish some homework while also having an enjoyable time with someone special.
Go on a Double Date
There’s no sugar coating it: first dates can be awkward. To help ease nerves and lighten the tension, invite another couple along for your night!
This is best when the other couple has been together for a while, so you don’t have to worry about any awkwardness on their end.
Having a friend to help ease your worries throughout the date is always a plus!
Randonauting is an activity where the app, Randonautica, sends you a random coordinate location in your area, and you travel to it hoping to find something fun.
Another way to have the same kind of adventure is to make random lefts and rights while walking or driving to hopefully land somewhere cool.
Play the Question Game
First dates are all about getting to know each other. A fun activity date for teenagers is to play the question game.
You and your date go back and forth asking each other random questions. This game allows you to move past basic questions like favorite color or food.
Instead, ask your date, “if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?” My favorite ice breaker question is, “if you could travel to any place in time, where and when would you go to?”
Watch the Sunset or Sunrise Together
This date for teenagers is a very romantic one. While watching the sunset or sunrise, I always find these hours very contemplative.
Looking at the stunning views makes you think and reflect. Sharing this special moment with your date will bring you closer together.
Have a Game Night
One of my favorite dates is to host a game night. Whether it’s playing Twister, Monopoly, or cards, a game night is a perfect way to bring a little fun to a date.
Especially if you’re on the more competitive side, facilitating a healthy game of winners and losers is entertaining. My favorite game at game night is Clue.
Go to a Movie Theater
Every teen movie will showcase a movie theater date. Popcorn, candy, and waiting for your date to throw their arm over your shoulder?
Nothing is more exciting than going on a date to a movie. The best movie to watch on a date would be a scary or action movie.
Something that will hold your attention but not serious enough to distract you from your date.
Go to a Park
Whether your local park has swing sets and a jungle gym or is just an open field to walk around in, it’s great to spend time outside.
A date outside is casual and low-pressure. You can even bring a few field games to play, like Kan Jam or ring toss. Even bringing a soccer ball will allow for a fun time.
Play a Sport
Challenge yourself and your date to a game of basketball. Host a batting practice. See who can punt a soccer ball the farthest.
An active date for teenagers is to play a sport with your date. It’s not about actually doing well; it’s about spending time together and laughing.
Go out for Dinner
Going out to dinner will always be a reliable date for teenagers. Pick a restaurant that you wouldn’t normally go to from one of your favorite cuisines.
Personally, I hate eating with my hands on a date. I feel much more comfortable ordering something bite-sized so I don’t have to overthink during the date.
Have a Trivia Night
Whether you find trivia through an app on your phone or go out to a restaurant that’s hosting a trivia night, it is always fun to do an activity together on the first date.
That way, you and your date have something to bond over. It’s crazy how much random knowledge you actually know.
Is Pluto a planet? No. When was Taylor Swift born? 1989. Easy!
Draw Caricatures of Each Other
Caricatures are the cartoon drawings you would get on vacation that exaggerated certain features and placed you in random scenes.
It would be fun to have a first date where you try to draw a caricature of each other. You can emphasize specific aspects about your date that drew you to them in the first place.
Walk Around the Mall
One of the things I do a lot as a teenager is go to the mall. I can spend hours walking through stores whether I’m shopping or not. Bring your date to the mall and you won’t run out of activities to do. Try on ridiculous outfits and eat salty pretzels for the full mall experience.
To go stargazing, all you have to do is wait for the sun to go down and find an open field! You can most likely make your way to your school field with a blanket for this date.
Try to find constellations in the sky and see how many you can name! It is an adventurous and conversational date.
This is the perfect date for the summer. So many carnivals are traveling through towns for long weekends.
You can on the Ferris Wheel or win each other stuffed animals. A carnival is a perfect date for teenagers.
Try Each Other’s Hobbies
Let’s say one of you can play the guitar and the other likes to juggle. Take turns trying out each other’s hobbies!
No one has to be good at them, but it’s a great way to get to know each other and have a casual, fun time.
It’s always attractive when your date tries to teach you something and has an excuse to get close!
Have a Car Wash
This may seem like a random first date, but a car wash is the perfect mix of a fun activity. It’s something you and your date can accomplish together.
It’s also a great opportunity to start a water fight. Working on a project together is a great idea for a date.
Cute Date Ideas for teenagers
Picnic in the Park
Have a picnic at a park! This date is super easy to do yourself. Pack a small lunch with lots of snacks and a blanket and you’re set!
You can also spice up a picnic by bringing fun games, making your own lemonade, or using a picnic set that you can order from Amazon.
Go for a Fancy Dinner
While you may go out to eat often, you probably don’t go out for a fancy dinner too much. Every now and then it is a great date for teenagers to go to a nicer restaurant with their date.
Dressing up is half the fun and makes the date feel that much better. Whether the restaurant is local or far away, the act of going out together elevates the date entirely.
As classic as a movie date is, there’s nothing better than going to a drive-in movie. Bring a bunch of blankets and pillows to turn your seat into a huge couch.
You can also get candy and popcorn from the dollar store. If your drive-in theater is playing Grease, that is a must to spice up a date!
If you don’t like close to a major city that may have big museums, there are also local galleries to visit. Some galleries are open to the public on the weekends.
Big museums are also great to walk through because there is so much to talk about. It’s also an excuse to dress up nicer and have a sophisticated day.
Walk Through your Town
Take a step back and walk around your town. There are so many things to do in your town that you may not realize.
My small town has a lake, a park, a hiking trail and a string of locally-owned shops. Supporting local businesses and spending a casual day with your date always makes for a good time.
Put Together Flower Bouquets
Visit your local florist or flower nursery and select some flowers for an arrangement. You can make one big one together or two so you each have one.
See if you can remember each other’s favorite flowers and colors to make it a surprise! Flowers always brighten your day and make for an adorable date activity.
Read Books Together
One of my favorite date ideas is to read with your date. Go to your local bookstore, pick out books you think the other would enjoy and read together!
You can also pick your favorite book for the other to read.
I always annotate the books I read, and gifting an annotated book to your significant other is a touching and sweet way to show you care!
A cute and romantic date for teenagers is to go dancing. All you need is music and a speaker, and you can dance and hold each other tight.
Sometimes you don’t even need music to go dancing. Just start singing a catchy tune and dance your heart out!
Camp Out and Make S’mores
Set up a blanket and pillow fort in either of your backyards for the perfect camp out. Roast marshmallows over a fire and make some delicious s’mores.
As a veteran sleep-a-way camper, the best strategy for making s’mores is to twist and pull your stick with your marshmallow clamped between the graham crackers and chocolate.
If you don’t have a fire pit, you can roast marshmallows over your stove!
Make a Scrapbook of Your Favorite Memories
A sweet date for teenagers that have been dating for some time would be to put together a scrapbook of your favorite memories together.
You can print pictures of some of your favorite moments and make themes for each page.
If you spent a holiday together, went on a trip together, or did any of the dates recommended here, it’s great to hold a physical copy of those moments.
This is also a great date for an anniversary!
Fun Date Ideas For Teenagers
A super popular and spectacularly fun date for teenagers is mini-golf! It is a sweet and cheesy way to have a good time on a nice night.
And you’re assured to get close and cozy with your date. It’s a date night featured in romance movies for a reason!
Though bowling may seem like a big group activity, it can be really special to go on a fun and random date night.
Adding a bit of healthy competition to any relationship is a must. Bowling is a classic date for teenagers.
Whenever I go bowling it’s a gamble if I’m good or bad, but that’s the fun of the game!
You will never run out of things to do at an arcade! My personal favorite is Deal or No Deal and it always ends in a tense gamble.
Bring your date to the claw game and win each other a sweet keepsake. I’ve gotten most of my stuffed animal collection from nights spent at the arcade.
Even if the beach is a drive away, spending a full day with each other is the ultimate goal of any date.
The car ride there and back is a perfect opportunity to jam out to your favorite songs. On the beach, you can soak up the sun and have a sand castle-building competition!
It’s always fun to go shopping. But that doesn’t mean you have to just be looking for clothes or even buy anything.
Go to a car dealership and sit in all the fancy automobiles. Go to an outdoor furniture store and play on the children’s swing sets.
Talk in an accent to the attendants and pretend you’re from a different place!
Apple Picking/Pumpkin Picking
Every season has the perfect opportunity to go to a farm and pick some fresh fruit and vegetables.
Go pumpkin picking during the Halloween season or to a strawberry field in the spring. Walking through a field of apple trees makes for a romantic scene.
Attend a Sporting Event
Whether your go-to sport is basketball, football, baseball or soccer, there is bound to be a game in your area any time of year.
You can even attend each other’s sports game if either of you plays on a team. Cheering together or for one another is a fun way to bond.
Be sure to get a pretzel and soda for the full sporting event experience!
Any activity you do together on a date will make the date fun. Fishing is a unique way to do something special on a date.
It is a totally uncommon date idea for those who love the outdoors. And for those that are just getting used to the outdoors, at least you’re with your date!
Another outdoor activity is to go hiking! It doesn’t have to be an intense workout.
When I’ve gone on hikes, the view from the top of the mountain has always been my motivation. It’s even an opportunity to bring along a little picnic!
Buy an outfit for each other
Do you and your date have completely different styles? It would be so fun to go out together and pick an entirely new outfit for them.
Dress up your casual date in the fanciest clothes you can find. And dress down your date who is always dressed to impress.
The zoo is an adorable and super fun date for teenagers. Where else can you see lions and monkeys and seals in the same place?
So many zoos have animals you may never have encountered before! It is also an educational place to learn about endangered species and how you can help.
This date involves a bit more planning than others. But going on a secret scavenger hunt for a date would be so cool and fun!
A scavenger hunt is like a treasure hunt where you follow clues that lead you to the treasure you’re trying to find.
It could be a secret location for a nice dinner or a gift from you to your date.
Setting up a scavenger hunt is simple: all you have to do is write a few clues and put them in place.
An escape room has all the fun of a scavenger hunt, but you don’t necessarily need to be the one planning out the course.
You can go to an escape room and work as a team with your date to escape! Or, there are escape room kits that you can order online.
Think like a detective and solve the mystery with your date!
Make Balloon Animals
A unique way to get creative on your date is to make balloon animals! It has always looked so complicated to try and make a dog balloon animal.
But when I did this with friends, it was actually pretty simple. You and your date can make each other one.
A classic date night idea comes directly from my favorite movie growing up. The ‘karaoke date’ between Troy and Gabriella from High School Musical has been one of my favorites.
Whether you and your date sing a duet or serenade each other, this date is sure to be a good time. No worries if you sound like a hyena when you sing.
You and your date will be having too much fun to stop and think.
I’m still waiting for the day I get to take my date to a Harry Styles concert. Concerts are a perfect date idea because music always brings people together.
Even if you and your date share a different music taste, it would be so fun to bring each other along to hear your favorite bands play.
There’s no better feeling than finally listening to your favorite song live with your favorite person next to you.
It’s become a big trend to go shopping at thrift stores. There are always so many hidden gems in thrift stores.
Whether you find a big t-shirt or funky sunglasses, thrift stores hold so many adventures.
Taking a piece of them with you and creating memories with your date is the perfect date for teenagers.
Laughs are guaranteed when you take your date to a comedy show. It’s a nice way to lay back and have a relaxed evening.
Comedy shows are great because you and your date will have so much to talk about after. Did you like that one joke?
Did you not understand another? You never really know what you’re going to get from a comedy show, which adds to the pull.
Get creative and make your own candles! It’s surprisingly easy to make. All you need is wax, colored dye, and essential oils.
I made candles with my sister over the holidays and it was a super fun and unique activity. It would be so cute for you and your date to make candles for each other.
Use scents and colors that remind you of each other and name them for one another!
Make a Charcuterie Board
Half the fun of making a charcuterie board is planning what to put on it. Sure, you can go classic and make a cheese and meat board.
Or you can go off the walls and make a candy-themed board with Twizzlers and chocolate. Either way, making the board and eating it together is an adorable date for teenagers.
Stay At Home Date Ideas
One of my favorite hobbies is painting or drawing. As fun as it is to do this by yourself, it’s even better when you can share the peaceful nature with a date.
You can attempt to paint each other, paint a landscape scene, or just paint whatever comes to mind. It’s a fun and easy activity to do at home.
Test your kitchen skills and challenge yourselves to cooking dinner. It can be a simple recipe like spaghetti and meatballs or a more complicated dish.
I’ve succeeded at making a paella but also failed at clam chowder. It’s always nice to have a backup plan in case things go awry.
Or someone gets creative and starts an impromptu food fight.
Finish a Puzzle
Puzzle’s are a fun way to spend time with your date at home. You can easily get a puzzle from your local craft store.
Or, you can order a personalized puzzle of a picture of you and your date! The possibilities are endless.
Whether it’s a puzzle that takes 1 hour or 5, it is sure to keep you and your date entertained.
There is nothing better than spending a lazy day watching your favorite movies. The one thing that matches that energy is spending it with your date.
Sharing my favorite movie series with a date is a big testament to our relationship.
I am a die-hard Marvel fan and watch those movies when I’m happy, sad, bored and everywhere in between.
My date better be able to keep up with all my theories and fun facts about each film.
Doing crafts together is a wonderful date for teenagers. My favorite craft is making string bracelets.
Any craft store will also have crafts that you can paint—like you’re own pottery set, wooden picture frames, or birdhouses.
Crafting with your date is a cute way to have an at-home date.
Make Playlists for Each Other
Sharing your music taste with your date is an important aspect of your relationship.
Make your date a playlist of your favorite songs and music you think they would enjoy, and have them do the same.
You can spend time listening to each person’s selection and learn the words to new songs. Maybe you will have the same taste and be able to bond over the same bands.
If not, exposing yourself to music you wouldn’t have known otherwise is a plus.
Build a Fort
Embrace your inner child and build a pillow fort together. You can take the cushions out of your couch and set it up like a big cave.
Use blankets to make an extra comfortable floor to your fort. You can go the extra mile and set up lights in your fort for an elevated experience.
Make some popcorn and get a movie playing inside your fort!
Play Video Games
A date for teenagers does not need to be anything extravagant.
Some of the best dates you spend with your significant other are going to be when you’re just spending quality time together.
The time you get to kick back and share the little moments, like playing your favorite video games.
My favorite video game happens to be Just Dance, but the sentiment remains.
Tie-Dye Matching Shirts
A cute afternoon date for teenagers would be to tie-dye shirts together. Tie-dye is such a fun and classic activity.
Create cool designs by scrunching your shirts in different directions. Use your favorite colors to make a pattern.
After the stains set, you’ll have a cute new shirt! And one to match with your date.
Put on a Show
It can be easy to get bored at home. But one thing that’s never boring is putting on your own show.
Whether you put on a fashion show or a comedy show, the possibilities are endless. This is an easy and fun date for teenagers.
Build a House of Cards
All you need for this date is a deck of cards, and I’m sure many of us have some laying around our house.
I’ve never tried to build a specific structure with my house of cards. The easiest way to start your house of cards is the lean two cards into each other and slowly expand this out.
To make levels, lay cards on top of the maze. Then start building on top and you’ll create a house of cards!
Binge a New Show
Another cute date at home is to binge-watch a new show with your date! It’s fun to get invested in a series with someone.
You can watch each episode together and be able to discuss what you think may happen next.
This can either be a long-lasting activity or you can finish a season in a day, since so many limited series are only 6-8 episodes.
Have a Spa Day
Another fun at-home activity is to have a spa day! You can get creative by making your own face masks or buy some sheet masks from the store.
You and your date can take turns giving each other a back massage. Cut up some slices of cucumber to get the real spa feeling.
Bake a Dessert
Cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, and more. There are so many delicious desserts you and your date can bake together!
Whether making something from scratch or using a box, you and your date will love the final product.
It’s even fun when you decorate the final product together. I always loved icing cupcakes with different designs and patterns. Smashing a few in each others’ faces is also pretty adorable.
Create a Unique Handshake
While at home, a super cute date is to plan an intricate handshake! Inspired by the handshake from the Parent Trap movie, I’ve come up with so many handshakes.
Handshakes act as special greetings between you and your date.
Whether you make the handshake include something outrageous or just a simple action, the action itself is what’s special.
Final Thoughts on Dates for Teenagers
I cherish every moment spent in a relationship. As teenagers, you have to romanticize your life. Turn the small moments into meaningful ones.
Live in the moment. Just because you don’t call a specific day when you’re hanging out, a ‘date’ doesn’t mean you can’t make the day special.
When you do set aside the time for a real date, this comprehensive list is your go-to guide.
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Most Awesome Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Looking for the best name to call your best friend? We got you. We have compiled a list of the best 250+ nicknames perfect for all personalities.
Nicknames are more than just a fun name to call your friend or loved one. They tell a mini story about that person, the connection you have with them and how much they mean to you. They, in a way, signify your bond to that person.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t give out nicknames easily. They have to be perfectly cultivated to encapsulate every beautiful, or not so beautiful, thing about the person who is given the name.
It can’t be super boring, basic, or plain (unless of course, that person is boring, but you love them for it anyway). A nickname has to be perfect; no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it, the name has to be absolutely perfect.
Now, after hearing my spiel about how important nicknames are, I am sure you are thinking about the fact that your girl best friend doesn’t have one.
I bet the panic is staring to set in now, “Why doesn’t my girl best friend have a nickname???” and “Why is my nickname for my girl best friend so bad?? How can I make it better?” Take a deep breath and worry no more.
Below are the best nicknames for your girl best friend and they aren’t super plain or basic. If you’re looking for names like those, then this isn’t the article for you because plain nicknames are pretty easy to come up with.
But hey, if that’s the perfect fit for your girl best friend by all means, use that nickname.
Continuing on, below I have taken the nickname game to the next level by organizing all the nicknames into categories.
Simply look through the category that suites your relationship and choose from 50 names, or better yet, use my examples to come up with the perfect custom nickname for your girl best friend.
No matter what name you end up choosing or creating, she will love it!
Before you begin, remember, the nickname process can be a long one and it deserves the time. The perfect nickname can be tricky to find, however, you will know when you’ve found the perfect name because it will fit effortlessly.
Also, if it is the perfect nickname, it may stick with your girl best friend for the rest of her life. So, again, make sure it’s the right name for her! Enjoy the nickname process!
- Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
- Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
- Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
- Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend
- Sweet Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Below are some cute smart nicknames to call your girl best friend who always seems to have the answers to everything.
Now, this could be in life, school, or simply random facts; this girl knows it all and more importantly, this girl deserves the perfect nickname.
Consider the options below!
- Big Brains
- Young Sheldon
- Course Hero
- Grade Saver
- The President
- The Secretary
- The Brains
- The Saver
- The Main
- The Teacher
- The Knower
- Shooting Star
- Magic Lady
Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Funny, original nicknames are hard to come by these days. It seems as though every good nickname is attributed to someone you already know; therefore, you can’t use it.
If you find this happening to you, consider the list below. This list contains some funny nicknames you may or may not have heard of before.
If you have, consider them as a steppingstone to help you find or create the perfect funny nickname.
- Ding Dong
- Light Weight
- Special __ (letter of their name, ex. Special K)
- The first letter of their name (ex. B)
- Anything based off of their last name
- Barn Dog
Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
We all have that one sassy best friend that deserves an equally sassy nickname. If you are struggling to find the perfectly balanced, or not so balanced, sassy nickname look at the list below.
This list has sassy, sassy sweet, feisty, and so many other sassy styles of nicknames for you to choose from.
Browse below and find the best sassy nickname for your girl best friend.
- The Weed
- Pea Brain
- Bean Stalk
- Fuzz Ball
- Your Highness
- Puff Bal
Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Before you choose a nickname from the list below, make sure that your girl best friend is ok with the nickname.
If she gives you the greenlight, then browse below to find the perfect dirty nickname for her. But again, make sure to confirm that she is ok with one of the names below!
- Hot Stuff
- Cold Stuff
- Her last name (ex. Brown) (Keep it as is or change it up, ex. Brownie)
- Bun Bun
- Baby Girl
- My Girl
- Sexy Pants
- Sweet Cheeks
- Sugar Lips
Sweet Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Finding a nickname for your sweet girl best friend is usually pretty easy. There are many cute names out there that you could call her.
However, listed below, are some of my all-time favorites. Use this list to pick the perfect nickname.
- Love bug
- Poo Bear
- Snuggle Bug
- Cuddle Bug
- Pookie Bear
- Baby Bear
- Sugar Snap
- Soul Mate
- Boo Boo
- Soul Sister
- Lady Bug
- Fun Size
Final Thoughts on Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Friendships are some of the most important relationships we will ever have, therefore, making sure that your bestie has the perfect nickname is very important.
Some friendships are sweet, while others sassy and feisty, but no matter what type of relationship, a nickname should be fitting for both you and your friend (especially because you will be the one calling them said nickname, so you better like it too).
Also, I want to say, using a nickname that is coined “basic” or “overused” doesn’t mean it’s bad. It is a way for you to connect with your friend and it will be meaningful to you and her.
Therefore, even if the nickname is “basic”, it will be more than meets the eye because it bonds the two of you.
If you are struggling or, rather, were struggling to find the perfect nickname, I hope the list above was helpful in finding the perfect nickname or discovering an original one of your own!
No matter what you chose, your girl best friend will love it!
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How Can Literature Classes in College Help You in Life
Much of the world’s historical cultures and traditions have been preserved in literary pieces that can be studied to learn about the older ways of life.
Most literary pieces contain encounters filled with various human experiences that help broaden one’s understanding of the world they live in. In a nutshell, studying literature courses can help you learn about various cultures and histories through commentaries, stories, and theories.
But, there’s more. Modern literature programs and classes are usually structured in ways that enable students to absorb a lot more.
This means that today’s literature programs can help students develop several transferable skills like essay writing, critical thinking, and more.
Thus, those students who study literature in college can learn several skills that can later be beneficial to employers. In this article, we will take a closer look at how literature classes in college can help you in life ahead.
But before we jump in, students reading this should also know that certain aspects of taking literature classes can be tough. For example, it is never easy to write great essays without a thorough knowledge of the process.
Thus, to perform better, students need all the help they can get.
Today, several digital platforms help students with their academic work. For example, students can use a top platform like Studyfy for their help write my essay or ‘edit my essay’ services.
Using such services enables students to boost their academic performance while also giving them insights into their essay work.
In no particular order, here are 8 ways literature classes in college can help you in life.
1) You Can Improve Your Communication Skills
One of the best ways of learning to communicate better is through reading more. While studying literature, students need to continually read through various types of text like prose or poetry.
They are also provided with various study notes and are also encouraged to create their own.
Literature classes can also be very interactive and engaging. Most literature programs include discussions, debates, seminars, and more.
Overall, students would be able to learn better communication through more reading, listening, evaluating, and writing.
2) You Will Be Motivated to Weave Your Life’s Story
The main essence of any work of literature is that one can always find a story in them. This is because most literary pieces are created to record various events experienced in one’s body, mind, and surroundings.
And these experienced events are usually recorded as stories. Thus, reading more literary works can help mold the idea of ‘story creation’ early on in students.
And attending literature classes in college helps students understand the know-how of how it can be done.
3) It Can Help Improve Your Evaluation Skills
Studying literature properly is not just about plain and simple reading. But it also has a lot to do with being able to discern what one reads. And learning the art of discernment can improve one’s overall evaluation skills.
Being able to discern and evaluate then goes to help students communicate and write a whole lot better.
And this skill – of reading, evaluating, and understanding – is of paramount importance in the professional world.
4) You Can Become More Articulate
Most literary works are written in different styles because they are written by different people. And the more one reads, the more they would understand the complexities behind different writing styles.
But studying literature in college has more benefits than this.
Throughout one’s literature program, they will be put through various tests to gauge and improve their literary abilities. And one of the main abilities one can work upon is being more articulate.
This means that a good literature student would always include all the details when making any type of argument or point.
5) You Can Become a Better Writer
Yes, the ability to write well depends a lot on one’s imagination and frame of mind. But, to become a great or even good writer, one also needs to do a bit of reading.
This is because, without reading previous works, one will not be able to know the required standards for great pieces of text. And without it, one will not be able to write such that it grips their readers.
In the professional world, writers are some of the most well-paid workers. This is because they can convert heaps of information into understandable and engaging texts.
And this can help a business connect with its audience a whole lot more.
6) You Can Improve Your Interactive & Social Skills
Literature courses and programs are some of the most interactive ones around. Why? Because it involves a lot of discussions, debates, storytelling sessions, and more.
In any literature class, one can always find various types of commentaries and speeches from professors and students alike.
Literature students have the unique opportunity of digging deeper into various subject areas. And the best part is that they can do so with all of their peers together.
Learning such interactive and engagement skills from one’s classroom can help them greatly in their future careers.
7) It Can Improve Your English Skills – Better Grammar, Punctuation, & More
English is not only the most spoken but is also considered a standard language across several international communities. Thus, to grow to greater heights, sooner or later, one needs to brush up on their English skills.
Most literature programs and classes around the world are conducted in English. When one takes up a program in English, they have the opportunity of learning the language usage from the masters.
Thus, learning literature early on in life can profoundly improve one’s overall English skills, which can be crucial for career progression.
8) It Can Teach You Critical Thinking & Broaden Your Horizons
To efficiently power through a literature class or program, one needs to be able to contribute adequately. But one’s contribution is often seen as beneficial when they are also able to communicate their knowledge neatly.
A study of literature can achieve this by making students find various patterns and meanings in texts. Literature from various periods of the world also contains much information about historical cultures and traditions.
It can give a lot of insight to students about how people during different times in history were, what they did, how they thought, and more. This broadens one’s horizons and makes one look at the world in an autobiographical way.
The Bottom Line
There is no doubt that studying literature in college has several benefits for one’s life. But that being said, literature programs can be difficult in terms of learning and scoring higher grades easily.
Students should learn beforehand about all the intricacies and semantics of their desired programs. Doing so would help them know which particular literature program would be the most suitable for them.
What To Bring To College – The Ultimate 2022 College Packing List
Are you having trouble knowing what to bring to college? We’ve got you covered! Check out this essential list of what to bring to college.
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Going away for college is the beginning of a brand new journey. You are leaving home behind for three or four months to live in a place that you have never been to before.
You now have to go to classes, move into your dorm room and receive a whole new set of responsibilities since you are off on your own. This is a big transition for any college student because you are going from having to abide by your parents’ rules to forming ones of your own.
Your parents will still check in with you and make sure you are okay, but now, in college, you are allowed to become independent and make your own decisions.
Now, it is your turn to have faith in yourself and make the right choices, starting with preparing what to pack away for college. You are going to be away from home for a whole semester, so you have to make sure that you have all of the things you need.
You need accessories to jazz up your dorm room. You need enough personal care products to last the entire semester. You have to make sure that all your school supplies are packed in your backpack and that you are up to date with the latest electronics.
If you are fortunate to have your own kitchen in your dorm, you must have all of the right tools with you so that you can learn to cook your meals on campus. Through this guide to packing what you have to bring to college, you will know exactly what you need and get you on the right track!
In this article
- College Packing List for your Dorm Room
- College Packing List of School Supplies
- College Packing List of Kitchen Supplies
- Essentials for Cleaning and Bathroom
- Packing List of Personal Care Products
- Packing List of Electronics
- Food and Snacks
- Packing List of Fun Stuff
You can charge your phone and earbuds while simultaneously powering your lamp and laptop with this useful powerstrip.
It has 3 outlets, 4 USB cords, and a long, braided extension cord that is sturdy and durable.
With this handy tool, there will be no more overcrowded outlets between you and your roommates!
Keep your dorm room neat and organized with this laundry basket made by DOKEHOM.
When unfolded from its collapsed state, this hamper is 28” tall and 15” wide with aluminum handles for easy transport to the washroom.
Additionally, if you are having friends in your dorm, this laundry basket can be promptly folded up and put into your closet for easy storage.
Do you want a dorm room that always has a relaxing fragrance to it when you return after a long day of classes?
This diffuser has 8 soothing colors, 2 misting modes, and will run as long as it has water in it.
The essential oils are sold separately, but this diffuser will mark your first step into the amazing world of aromatherapy.
In your many college adventures, you always need to be prepared for any possible scenario and with this first aid kit by Johnson & Johnson, you can be one step ahead.
This kit comes with 140 pieces of emergency equipment including Band-Aids, Neosporin, hand wipes, gauzes, Benadryl itch cream, Tylenol tablets, and much, much more.
Spruce up the drab walls of your dorm with these wonderful string light decorations.
With 50 clips and 50 LED lights that stretch over 17 feet long, you can hang up all the pictures you desire.
Begin with old photos from high school, then add new ones that you took while away at college!
6. Personal Fan
Most of the time, when you have a roommate or two crammed into the same small dorm, there isn’t a lot of air circulation in your room.
This fan can change this by keeping the air flowing with its 2-speed manual control.
Due to its small size, this fan should be put on a nightstand or desk.
In college, you are going to need a good planner to help keep all of your classes, assignments, papers, and projects organized.
If you are as forgetful as I am, then this planner will do wonders for you!
It comes with 50 sheets of material and sections pertaining to certain tasks, ideas, notes, to-do lists, goals, and so on.
With this enormous pack of 60 mechanical pencils, you will probably never run out until you graduate.
This set comes with three different sized pencils ranging from thin (0.5 point) to average (0.7 point) to thick (0.9 point).
They are refillable, multicolored, and definitely an upgrade over the classic wooden pencil.
This travel laptop backpack with USB charging port is what every 15- year- old boy needs!
Comes with one separate laptop compartment which accommodates 15.6-inch laptops as well as 15-inch, 14-inch, and 13-inch laptops; one large packing compartment with plenty of space for daily needs and tech electronic accessories; and the front section comes with multiple compartments, pen pockets, and a key fob hook to keep his items organized and easily accessible.
And finally with a built in USB charger outside and built-in charging cable inside, this USB backpack offers him a more convenient way to charge his phone while walking.
10. Pen/Pencil Case
After you buy all your pens and pencils, you are going to need a cute case to store them in!
This case, made by EASTHILL, can hold up to 90 pencils or 50 pencils and has mini compartments to store all of your other trinkets.
The design is also very aesthetically pleasing and the product comes in 9 beautiful colors.
11. Office Clips Set
12. 3-Hole Punch
These might be the most gorgeous notebooks that I have ever seen.
This pack of 4 books comes with 160 pages each of A5 paper and durable double-ring binding.
However, what makes this set stand out is how aesthetically pleasing the style is!
They come in 4 lovely colors: wine red, brown, green, and ivory.
If you are the kind of person who loves to highlight their notes, these highlighters are the best tool for you.
They come in 6 pastel colors and have a clean chisel point so that you can highlight words with ease.
They are also very small, so they will fit perfectly into your pencil case.
Forget about buying regular sticky notes, this organizer might have the most impressive collection of notes that I have ever seen.
It comes with 2 sets of rectangular note pads as well as 6 sticky note index arrows.
Everything is held in a sleek leather box that comes with an added ruler!
16. 4-Pocket Binder
This is the binder that everyone should have.
It can hold up to 300 pages and has 4 expanding pockets, so you should be able to hold all of your notes, assignments, and exams.
This product is durable, so it will last you a long time, and a good size, so it will fit in your backpack nicely.
How can you bring your amazing food creations to life without the proper tools?
This set has got you covered with 33 different utensils, perfect for any type of meal you are looking to prepare.
This includes a spatula, tongs, a measuring cup, tongs, a soup ladle, and much more.
Have a lovely cooking night with your friends and roommates!
18. 2-Slice Toaster
If there isn’t a toaster in your dorm room, it may be time to get one of your own.
This toaster looks like it is straight from the 1950s.
It is a great product for a college student who loves bread and bagels as much as they love a good retro aesthetic.
It would be the perfect addition to your dorm kitchen!
Once you are done cooking, baking, and preparing your meal, you are going to have to complete the next step: straightening up your kitchen.
This set of 5 brushes by Holikme is ideal for every part of your cooking space, from scrubbing your pots and dishes to polishing your pans and countertops.
Cutting up fresh fruit and vegetables in your dorm room is impossible with a good cutting board.
This set of three cutting boards in three varying sizes is exactly what you would be looking for.
These boards are made from rubber material which makes it difficult to slice through them and they are reversible as well, so you don’t have to cut meat and produce on the same side.
Certain recipes require an exact amount of an ingredient in order for the dish to come out just the way you want it to.
If you are cooking from scratch on a weekend, this kitchen scale is the way to go!
It gives accurate measurements in ounces and pounds, so your meals will always be flawless.
This mini conversion chart is an absolute lifesaver.
With this magnet, you can convert liquid volumes and dry measurements with ease.
Unless you are the type of person who knows how many tablespoons go into a cup off the top of your head, this is the most useful accessory to stick on your mini-fridge or cabinet whenever you are cooking something new.
This durable mesh caddy made by Attmu can organize your shower in seconds.
With 8 outer compartments, you can hold your combs, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, razors, and other bathroom accouterments.
Your bathroom space will be neat and free from clutter with this necessary accessory!
This mop is small but incredibly mighty and also very easy to use!
It functions with a push pedal to wring out the mop and the mop head can simply be disinfected in the washing machine.
It is perfect for cleaning up any little messes in your dorm room before your friends come over.
Between you, your roommates, and any visitors that you may have, your dorm room is going to have a lot of trash.
These Glad trash bags are cheaper when you buy them in bulk, with this set of 90 bags costing less than 20 dollars - a bargain in my opinion.
They are also lemon-scented, great for eliminating any foul odors wafting from your trash can.
26. Linen Towel Set
This towel set is exactly what you need for the bathroom in your college dorm. These towels come in a set of 6, with 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 washcloths included. They are made with 100% cotton and are sold in a variety of colors, so be sure to choose your favorite!
If you track dirt into your dorm room, it can be quite frustrating to clean up your mess without the proper tools to do so. This broom and dustpan set is easy to use and can be easily stored in a closet or corner. There is also a comb on the inside of the dustpan so the bristles of the broom will always be clean the next time you use it!
28. Face Masks
This product is wonderful for those winter months on campus when your skin is really dry and cracked. The set includes hand lotion, body lotion, and a stick of lip balm, all made from natural ingredients like beeswax, honey, aloe vera, and sunflower seed. Everything is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free with no added dyes or pigments!
30. Facial Tools
This is the perfect tool to use on a relaxing spa day after a week of assignments and exams. Made of pure Brazilian quartz, this jade roller and gua sha set alleviates inflammation, reduces puffiness, and relaxes your skin. You can even put these tools in the fridge for an extra bit of cool soothing power!
31. Beard Kit
For anyone looking to grow or maintain a luscious beard in college, then this kit may be just what you are looking for. This set comes with beard shampoo and beard balm, to help keep your beard full and healthy, as well as a beard comb and trimming scissors, for easy maintenance.
32. Under Eye Masks
After a long night of studying, these under eye masks will do wonders. They are good for reducing puffiness and inflammation and it tightens the skin under the eyes for a rejuvenated look. These masks also come in the color of 24k gold, so you can look simply stylish while you are waiting for the magic to happen.
Everyone needs a good moisturizer to hydrate their skin when they wake up in the morning. This cleanser by Albolene is not only a great moisturizer but it is good for removing makeup as well. It is made from only 5 simple ingredients with no soap or water required!
Packing List of Personal Care Products
34. Scalp Massager
If you are looking for the perfect shower accessory that will relax your head after a stressful day in class, this scalp massager would be great for you! This product massages the scalp to reduce itchiness and promote blood circulation while preventing dandruff. It also comes in 9 cute colors!
With these healing patches, you don’t have to stress out about your skin anymore! This product comes with 96 total patches in two different sizes, 10 mm and 12mm. They are also vegan and cruelty-free. They can be worn all day and night, even throughout all your daily classes, to help get rid of any pesky skin blemishes.
If you don’t clean your pores often, you can get annoying pimples and blemishes. This device is the perfect pore cleanser that you need! The vacuum can be used in 2 intensity levels, so it works for those with sensitive skin and those with tough skin. It would be a very good addition to your skincare routine!
37. Foot File
When you spend all day walking around on campus, you can develop blisters and hardened skin on your feet that may be difficult to alleviate. This foot file will help remove any calluses or unnecessary skin on your foot so that they can become smooth and soft once again.
When you forget to charge your phone and it is on 1 percent battery with no charger in sight, it is one of the worst feelings in the world. This pack of 2 portable power banks eliminates the problem immediately. These banks are compatible with Google, Samsung, Apple, and Motorola models and include 2 USB ports, so you can charge two devices at once!
39. Sleep Headphones
These headphones are perfect for when you have trouble falling asleep and need soothing music to help wind your body down. This device could also be used while you are at the gym since they last for 10 hours of playtime in one charge and have a breathable headband.
If you are looking for a good device to play music in your dorm while you are studying, cleaning, or dancing, invest in the latest smart speaker from Amazon. You can listen to your favorite playlists from streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and SiriusXM, while also being connected to Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant.
This wireless charging station is most useful for a college student who has all of the latest Apple products. With this device, you can charge your iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch all at the same time. It is compatible with recent Samsung models as well and is foldable and wireless for easy transport.
Most dorm rooms don’t have a stove or even a microwave, let alone a cooking appliance as messy as a deep fryer. However, this perfectly sized air fryer will do just the trick. It can cook up to 2 quarts of food without frying it in unhealthy oils and this reduces the fat content by 70 to 80 percent.
Don’t let any leftovers from last night go to waste! This set of 16 containers in 5 different sizes is just what you need to store any kind of food, from fruits and vegetables to the pizza you had for lunch that you want to save until tomorrow. It also comes with chalkboard labels and markers so you can always mark down when the contents will be expiring.
Every dorm needs a basic tableware set. This collection comes with 12 pieces of dinnerware, including 4 10-inch plates, 4 bowls, and 4 20-ounce cups. They are made of plastic so you don’t have to worry about losing an item or throwing something out by accident.
Become the king or queen of brunch with this adorable waffle maker! You will find yourself making 4-inch waffles every day if you have this cute machine. If you are feeling experimentative, you could also put hashbrowns or cookie dough in the maker and see what happens!
47. Fitbit Versa 2
This step tracker is perfect for a student who is looking to get more active while they are away at college. The Versa 2 has so many features: it can play music, track your sleep schedule and your heart rate, can connect to Alexa, and last for at least 6 days without a charge. An essential product for those trying to be more fit!
48. Mini Projector
This mini projector is a must-have when you are having movie nights with your friends in your dorm room. It is compatible with laptops, smartphones, and TV boxes, so you can project any show or movie through these devices. This product is definitely more useful than just crowding around your computer!
49. Hand Warmers
These warmers are essential for those chilly winter months ahead, especially if you are a student going to college upstate. It can also be used as a power bank to charge your phone, 3 temperature levels ranging from “it’s a little cold outside, I need to keep my hands toasty” to “I just stuck my hands in the snow and I need to regain feeling in them once again.”
This clock looks like the strangest game of Scrabble ever played, but its unique design is a big draw for me! Not only does it look cool, but is still very useful, tracking the time through five-minute intervals. I think it would look perfect on someone’s nightstand in their dorm room.
Final Thoughts on College Packing List
Getting ready to leave for college is an incredibly difficult task because you are essentially leaving behind the life you had always known, at least for a few months, to a brand new environment.
You will become mostly surrounded by people you have never met before and you have to rely on your own decision-making to solve problems that may arise in the upcoming semester.
It may seem very overwhelming and it is easy to become stressed out during this period, especially with the preparations before you leave for college.
You want to make you have everything you need before you are off on your own, which includes your personal care products, electronics, kitchen supplies, and dorm accessories.
Hopefully, this list has helped guide you in choosing the right items to bring!
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