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Surviving College 101

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Essential College Tips
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College is full of tough decisions and risky behavior. With proper guidance, you'll be able to survive them in the right way. Not everything is black and white; the grey area is what I consider college life. Here's a list of do's and dont's in college life.

1. Procrastinating is not your friend.

Procrastinating in college versus high school is a whole new ball game.

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2. Staying up after 2:00am isn't either.

As Ted Mosby always preaches, nothing good happens after 2:00am.

3. Don't skip your classes.

Whether its a 8:00am, 9:00am, or even a 3:00pm... Don't. Do. It.

4. Don't be awkward.

College is a time to broaden your horizons and to have a fresh start.

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4. Try not to keep a closed mind.

In college, you're around so many new opportunities--take advantage of them.

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5. Be yourself.

You have a fresh start, don't waste it. Do you.

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6. Don't be afraid to make friends.

There's a new face every turn you make, you're bound to meet someone special.

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7. Try to go to the gym majority of the week.

Make it a priority to go to the gym at least four times a week. You'll thank me later.

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8. Make sure you know your professor's office hours.

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9. You can change your major as many times as you want.

As much as its frowned upon, if you're just not happy with what you're planning your future on, change it. This is your future, remember that.

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10. Making mistakes is okay.

Making mistakes is a part of life. It's completely normal, just make sure you learn from them.

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11. Don't go to parties alone.

The "buddy system" is a real thing... even when you're an adult.

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All in all, there are many things to watch out for in college. The most important thing is knowing how to prepare yourself for them. Things won't always go as planned but as long as you know how to get through it, you'll make some pretty great memories through out college. Just always remember that mistakes will be made, hearts will be broke, and people will change. And from the wise words of Albus Dumbledore, remember that "happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." Make the best out of every situation and find your light.

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