10 Things I Wish I Knew About College
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10 Things I Wish I Knew About College

Going to college is a way different experience, and it can be fun!

10 Things I Wish I Knew About College

College is a pretty interesting thing since it's way different then I expected. The course loads are harder too, and here are 10 things I wish I knew before starting it.

1. You need sleep.

I never had a set schedule in high school, and when I got to college it was important for doing well in school. Some of the tests I could have passed if I got more sleep the night before.

2. Study for a week ahead or more.

Tests are the worst, and if you don't study enough then it can have you feeling nervous beforehand and develop test anxiety.

3. Don't be afraid to try new things!

College is a time to experiment and to see what you like and what you don't.

4. Don't be afraid to make friends.

High school was so cliquey I only made a few friends, and college is way different since there are no cliques.

5. Network.

This is the time to meet professionals in a field you want to get into.

6. Food is your friend.

The one good thing about going to VCU is all the restaurants to try, and you need fuel.

7. For the people 21 and over never go to class buzzed.

If you attend a class that way then it will be hard to remember the important stuff.

8. Caffeine is your friend!

It can help you study and not fall asleep during class.

9. Don't be afraid to give people chances.

People can surprise you, and don't be afraid to give them a chance.

10. Try your best to get good grades.

It will work out in the long run, and never let anyone get in the way of your studies.

College is also a learning experience, and it will also challenge you. Don't be afraid to step up to the plate.

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