Students can get very overwhelmed at times. When they first go to college, they are all too often bombarded with tons of papers and reading lists. Because they are new, they are desperate to keep up and fit in. But what so many of them fail to realize is that everyone is in the same boat and feeling the same way and that in reality, there is no reason to panic. You’re just getting your reading list from a lot of different lecturers and tutors, all at the same time. This doesn’t mean you have to go out, purchase the book, read it and make notes on it before the end of the week. College is a time for all sorts of education, both in and out of the classroom. And that is why it is essential to pace yourself. You would thus be well advised to pace yourself. Yes, glance over the reading list and maybe try picking up one or two books that look interesting to you, but don’t go nuts. Speak to other people on your course and get a sense of how much they are doing too. Make sure you don’t miss out on all the other culturally fun things to do while on campus rather than sitting in each night with your nose in a book.