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


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would have to say I would really tell myself that before you go into college, you really need to make sure you know what you want to do for the rest of your life. Once you know what you really want to do, set small along with larger goals so that you could stay more focused on these goals. This would have helped me focus on those smaller goals and not get so caught up in how many more years are left before I'm finished. Having those smaller and simpler goals wouldn't have felt as daunting and would've allowed me to work harder and stay more focused.


keep going, do not slow down, dont stop to smell the roses or even to examine them too closely. move on with life, get into a degree program sooner than later, and stay focused on your goals. understand that the things you pass over now, will be there when you complete your program, and once you've gotten your degree, the things you passed will be more easily obtainable.


I never understood the importance of a good education until I became an adult and moved out on my own. After working many years, I discovered how important education truly is. It took me years to build up enough courage to go back to school. Knowing what I know now about college life, I would tell my younger self how important an education is and how you should not take it for granted. I would go on to say that life without a college degree can be challenging.


I would say to myself, " Look college life is alot harder than you are expecting it to be. You are going to have to put in three times the effort and three times the amount of study time. Don't be afraid to ask for help to get where you want to be. That is their job, they are there to help, so ask!" I would remind myself that to be a nurse, it is going to take a lot of work but it will be worth it in the in. I would remind myself that I am a dedicated, compassionate person that could do a whole lot of good. That once I get my degree I will be able to help other. I will be given the chance to be an advocate for those who need someone to stand up for them and to ensure that they get the medical attention that they deserve and require. I would tell myself that I have amazing potential and I just need to buckle down and put in the long hours because it will pay off in the end, and I will be awarded with amazing gift to help those in need.


I would tell my self to not be in such a hurry to just leave home and actually pay attention to the choices and options that I have. Also, to actually consider my family's advice. As far as my senior year schooling, I would tell myself to try to do better in my senior english class. One last piece of advice is to not judge the other students, teachers, and environment so quick.


I would go back and tell myself that going to a college is not that scary. I would definately tell myself the correct ways of studying that have helped me in college. To study hard, that even though I have not study pretty much all four years it is neve to late to start. College is a new experience and a new chapter in life go with an open mind. Forget everything you had to do in high school because you will be an adult and take responsibility for everything you do. Have fun and do not feel bad for not going to a four year college. Not going to the college I thought I would does not mean I am a failure but that I am bound for success on a different path.


I would tell myself to never give up. It takes time and maturity to make that final decision about school; and what you really want to go to school for. Find your passion in what you love to do in life and go for it! Your age does not matter when you return to college. Do not be afraid to follow your dream. Obstacles may get in your way, but you overcome those obstacles by setting goals and pushing yourself forward. By keeping your head up with a positive attitude and you can achieve anything!