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What should every freshman at your school know before they start?


My advise to myself and others making a transition from high school to college life is simple -do not deviant, but rather, stay on the same path of success. Getting into a competitive university requires outstanding grades, good test scores, community service, and outside activites. So if you have been accepted into a quality university, you've done something right. Living away from home is not a license for reckless freedom. With these added freedoms comes added responsibilities, so find yourself some wothwhile college friends and have them hold you accountable, as you them. Set challenging goals and reach them. Give college your best effort. Most importantly, don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Use all of the college resouces available to you, from professors, to facilty advisors, to classmates. Remember, most freshman are just like you - excited about campus life but a little apprehensive as well, even if they don't admit it. Lastly, no matter how far away you are from home, your family is one phone call away. Calling home for support or advise is not an omission of failure, but rather another resource that will always be there for you.


If I could go back in time and give myself advice about my experience in college, I would tell my self to; study harder, to make college course work easier, especially math and science. I need to learn to write, longer than a paragraph. Most importantly, I would tell myself to stop worrying about my appearance, stop all those diets. People will like me for who I am, it is not my looks that matter but it will be my intelligence that will help me succeed both in my personal and social life. I will tell my self to stay focus, learn to study and take notes.


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Perhaps the best advice is to set your mind on what you want to be in the future (at least) before you become a high school senior. Start applying to colleges and setting goals for your career (step by step) before you can think of enjoying life in high school because the fact is, the real world is out there. High school is where others see whether you can make it through college or not. College is like warm-up, and from there you work yourself to your profession. Nothing is easy to get these days. You have to work your way to it. As the old saying goes: If you fail to plan, you plan to Fail.