4 Tips For College Freshmen During Syllabus Week
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4 Tips For College Freshmen During Syllabus Week

Tip: Read it.

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4 Tips For College Freshmen During Syllabus Week

Many college freshmen prepare to begin a new chapter in their lives. They move to a new town, make new friends and get used to a world of freedom. What many college freshmen do not think about are the smaller changes like syllabus week.

The first few days of classes are usually spent going over the syllabus, talking about what textbooks you need for the class, etc. The best thing I realized during this process was that we didn't have to take it home and get our parents to sign it. Isn't that the coolest feeling? But, those syllabi have more important features than just being a symbol of our freedom. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you are receiving syllabi.

1. Read it.

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Yeah, they may not be the most entertaining things in the world, but they do contain some important info, like when your tests are going to be. College professors don't spend as much time reminding you of things, so it's important to know what is happening.

2. Use it to make a schedule for the semester.

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Like I said, these things will have some very useful dates in them. Sit down and take time to write down all of the exam dates, due dates and other things in a planner so nothing will sneak up on you.

3. Don't ask your professor a question that can be answered in the syllabus.

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"When's the first test?" "What's your attendance policy?" "What're we doing next week?" With any of these types of questions, your professor will most likely look at you and say, "It's in the syllabus."

4. Keep it somewhere close by.

While you may have thrown it away or stuffed it under your bed in high school, it is necessary to keep the syllabus close by if you ever need it for a reference.

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