And no, I don't just mean your textbooks (though you should definitely read those!)
You should read books on college success. Or your intended career path. Or anything that can give you new ideas and strategies in order to get where you are trying to go in your life.
Most people think they don't have time to read extra in college because of all the required reading. My advice?
I read at least 10 minutes every morning. Sometimes it turns in to 30 minutes and sometimes in to more than an hour. But most days it's just 10 minutes. And while 10 minutes doesn't seem like a lot in a day, in a year you'll be amazed how how much you've read and how much you've learned.
What astounds me whenever I'm looking for a new book is that the answers to almost anything people are trying to achieve are out there.
Trying to be successful in community college? There's a book for that.
Trying to stop procrastinating? There's a book for that.
Trying to improve your grades? There's a book for that.
Trying to figure out what kind of career you might like? There's a book for that.
See where I'm going with this? ;)
There are also a lot of great resources online (like this blog... ;)) that you can fit into your reading time.
The key, is simple. Just read. Make it a daily habit.
Start with books that can help you be successful in college. Even if you're already doing great, I promise you will learn a new strategy or get a new idea from the college success books out there.
I was already a straight-A student and Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship winner when I took a College Success class at my community college. And I still learned so many things - things I still use to this day - that helped me be even more effective.
You will severely limit your success and your potential if you just read what's required of you. Read more. Read often. And watch, just watch, what happens.