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

I would tell myself that I know your senior was difficult and that you didn't do well in high school. But everything will change in college if you stay focused and actually study. When you get in to Dalton State , which is the only school that will accept you with your low high school gpa, choose your major to be physics/pre-engineering. I know you are thinking about how crazy that sounds and that you may not even be smart enough to handle that degree. Well it turns out that you could because you believed in your self. Also, find jenni, she will teach you better study habits and will be the reason why you become an engineer and enventually go off to Ga tech. Be strong because you will face dissapointment from your parents along your journey. One last thing you need to know is to make sure you save up as much money as possible before going to Dalton state that way you will not be in the finnancial struggle you are in now. Good luck and be well.

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If i could go back into time and talk to my highschool senior self I would tell her that she needs to get it together early research colleges and scholarships stay up on her OHLAP and gpa and grades. i know and understand that graduating is exciting to you and prom sounds exciting, but focus more on what your going to do when your no longer in highschool how are you going to survive where do you see your self 5 years from now doing what and where at. you had the best intentions but change the path your on right now get up get active and pay more atttetion to whats going on around you i understand you dont have the support system you need from mom grandma daddy's in jail so you feel alone but i promise you it'll be so much better if you just open your eyes and put shantavia and her needs first learn how to say know put your head deeper in the books learn to love your self and hold your head up high. in the end you will be happy.

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Whatever you do, try to be open to new types of people, ideas and activities. Do not be apprehensive or timid. Use this time in life to spread your wings a little and take full advantage of all the opportunities afforded you. Work hard, behave appropriately to your upbringing and values system, yet be tolerant of others and their values and ideas. Don't feel pressed to look ahead to completion of the program and forget to enjoy the learning opportunities along the way. Make observations, not judgments, and keep your mind open to change and redirection. For every two nice things that you do for someone else, do a small nice thing for yourself. Keep a journal of this time and make notes that might help you or someone else somewhere down the line. Be organized and stay on task, but allow time to just be, enjoying nature and quiet. Give yourself time for reflection after each new experience.

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I would advise myself to get prepared to wake up at 6am in the morning ano not go to bed untill aropun 12pm. Since i have a part-time job right after school, i can only do homework when i get home from work. i would also tell myself to be financially prepared. College tends to be very expensive. The cafeteria is food is very bad and there is not much variety so most students have to go out and have lunch off campus. this tends to get extremely pricey after a while. i would advise myself to not put off any work. most teachers assign big papers since the beggining of the semester and i have the bad habit of leaving everything untill last minute. i have had some bad expiriences because i am a procrastinator; thus, i would tell myself to hurry up and just do it. surprisingly, i still make straight As even if i write my papers the night before thye are due!! (which is always the case)

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If I could go back in time and give myself advice about transitioning to college, I would advise myself to make a class plan. I would say not to waste any time on unnecessary classes, and to take as many as you can without getting overwhelmed. The harder you push yourself the better you do, and don’t stress over things. When you do get stressed, take a few minutes away, breath, pray, and then go back. Work on your weaker areas such as test anxiety as much as possible before you start college, it WILL HELP. Don’t eat unhealthy it really doesn’t do you any good, and a healthier meal makes it easier to function on a day to day basis. Lastly, never give up. When times get hard and it feels like everything is going wrong, remember what your goals are and what you are striving for. Ask for help when you need it, and keep your head up as always!

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First of all I would focus more on my school work and study harder on quizes and tests. I did not do this at all, till the last semester of my senior year. Then I could have got a better GPA and two or three scholarships. For some reason this did not concern me one single bit. When I look back now, I could have done better than what I did, and now I have to start all over from the bottm again. The advice I would give my self is to focus on homework, that is the most important step. The second important step is studying for a quiz or a test, the reason why, because that is the biggest part of your grade. So the advice I would give my self is to focus on and study Homework. Also Study before every exam or test so you will pass the class. If I do this, then I can go to a bigger college, and get scholarships in stead of loans.

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I really do wish I could go back in time. I would have taken college more seriously with my classes. I would have been more focused on the prize and not letting other people distract me from achieving my goals. I would also be more ambitious and push myself to worl harder because college is not supposed to be a breeze always. I would try out for anything and put myself out their more. I would tell myself to get more involved in the college. Do not just go to classes attend other events where you can meet interesting people. Also I would join a lot of clubs and try to be president or vice chair. It is very rewarding to have authority knowing that your decisions make difference in whatever you do. Just like Dalton State College's mottow "The sky is the limit." That is what I would tell myself.

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If I were able to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself that college isn't as scary as you think. It takes more studying and more determination than high school, but it is well worth it. There may be rough patches along the way and you may be faced with a lot of tough decisions, but in the end you will look back and be glad that you faced it all head on. Be brave, be strong, don't doubt yourself. You don't know everything and you never will, but you can learn something new every day. Pay attention to the world around you, don't take it all for granted. Don't try to live so fast, it isn't a race to get there. And most of all I would tell myself to just live. College is an experience, not just an education. So enjoy it and make the most of it.

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Decide what you want to do and do it. I know that it is scary, and there are many obstacles in the way. You shouldn't let money decide what you want to do. You have what it takes to do anything that you want to do. It is not going to be easy. You can't go to college just to hang out with your friends. College is a time to make new friends and have fun, but ultimately the goal is to learn. College is expensive. This is a huge hurdle to overcome; however, there are many ways around it. Work hard to find all the possible scholarships and financial aid that is available. It is there, you just have to work for it. Again, remember that nothing is immpossible. You can do anything that you want to do in life. Be persistent and diligent. It is not always going to be handed to you.

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Dear Chelsea, Now, I know it might be weird getting a letter from your future self, but hear me out. You'll be applying to colleges and for scholarships soon so start now instead of later! Getting an early start looks good and it will be beneficial to you in the long run so just put aside a few hours every week to do so. Also, start practicing for your auditions now! Make sure you practice EVERY DAY. That will help you so much instead of cramming in practice the week before. Take the ACT as many times as you can before you're required to send in your score and try the SAT, also. Those require studying also, don't forget it! And most important, don't be afraid. College will be the best time of your life and you will meet some of the greatest people ever so just do it! Sincerely, you.

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