Everyone looks back on their freshman year of college and says to themselves, "Dang, I wish I would've known that.". These are 10 things to remember as you come into college. It's a huge adjustment and these tips will help you adjust.
1. School is the MAIN FOCUS
You came and chose this school because you wanted to build your mind, get more education, and make something of yourself. You chose this school because it felt like home away from home but it’s also a place where you can make your future the one You want! When coming into a new environment, it can be hard to stay focused on your main reasons for going to
3. Take advantage of your resources
Take advantage of all your resources. Library, your professors, and free tutoring are available for you to use and take full advantage of. They are there to help you succeed and using these resources will help you succeed in college. The library is a great place to study. It’s quiet and there aren’t many distractions. What else is there to do besides school work?
4. Don’t be afraid to get involved.
College is the beginning
5. Are your friends your forever friends?
College is a whole different experience and it can be difficult to maintain friendships. As people age, they change. Your high school friends may not stick with you all the way through college. Your freshman year friends may not still be your friends when you’re a sophomore or junior. Don’t worry. College is all about experience and you’ll later realize that you bounce around a while before you find your
6. Go to class!
Literally, go to class. At the end of the day, you are paying to go to school so why pay to skip? In college, some professors will even fail you if you skip class more than 3 times. Besides, if you aren’t in class, what are you doing?
7. Make time for yourself
College can be very overwhelming with assignments due this week and exams next week, not mention outside activities like having a job or Greek life. It can be very busy and you never have time to sit down and relax. So, remember to set time away for yourself and maybe do activities you like. For instance, my “joy” time when I go to the gym or out with the girls.
8. Stay healthy!!
Staying healthy is an obvious fact but it can be difficult with free meals on campus or midnight cravings. Staying healthy is a good way to stay focused on school and take care of yourself. Eat healthy and good meals so you don’t gain the “freshman 15”. I know, it can be hard, but trust me, it will pay off in the end. Maintain a good amount of sleep. When your brain isn’t awake and ready for the day, you aren’t either, which can lead