50 Lessons from a College Sophomore
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50 Lessons from a College Sophomore

Random lessons all college students can relate to.

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College can be some of the best four years of your life. Yes- you're going to make mistakes, but what really matters is that you learn a little something along the ride.

So, without further ado, here's a list of 50 random things I've learned throughout my college experience.

1. Make the most of your four years because time flies.

2. Twenty-four hour days are not enough time to get everything done.

3. Nap when you can.

4. Textbook companies are a racket.

5. Embrace awkward moments.

6. College tuition is an investment.

7. There’s no place like home.

8. Dining hall meals get old really fast.

9. Learn how to take good notes.

10. It’s actually important to study.

11. College is completely different than high school.

12. Skipping class is okay sometimes.

13. Don’t procrastinate.

14. Proofread your papers.

15. Pick your seat wisely on the first day of class.

16. You have to put yourself out there to make friends.

17. Sometimes you have to say no to the fun stuff in order to get the important stuff done.

18. Don’t get caught up in one test score.

19. Talk to your professors.

20. Take risks, but don’t be stupid.

21. Writing papers at 2 am is rarely successful.

22. Learn how to introduce yourself.

23. Step out of your comfort zone.

24. Always go for the free food.

25. Retail therapy is 100% effective.

26. Don’t forget to call home.

27. College isn’t just about finding someone to date.

28. Sometimes you have to ask for help.

29. Learn how to advocate for yourself.

30. Get your general education courses out of the way as an underclassman.

31. Moodle sucks.

32. Become friends with upperclassmen.

33. Group projects are the bane of all existence.

34. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for other people.

35. Establish routines, but don’t forget about spontaneity.

36. Stay in touch with friends at home.

37. Surround yourself with people who make you a better person.

38. Avoid drama at all costs.

39. Don’t overcommit yourself.

40. Learn how to love people who are different than you.

41. Sleep is really important.

42. Roommates become your best friends.

43. Say thank you to people.

44. Everything in this life is temporary.

45. Be flexible - plans change and people are busy.

46. There is an art to watching Netflix while simultaneously doing homework.

47. Bad days are only temporary.

48. Every college has its’ strengths and weaknesses.

49. Make time for yourself.

50. Education is a privilege.

College comes and goes faster than you think. You can only be a college student once in your life, so make the most of the experience and learn what you can.

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