Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Top Questions

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

Jessica

I would tell my self to be prepared for the classes ahead of you. Some of the classes you may have taken in last year but the one in college will be tougher. You do not have all year to learn the subject. you may have 8-16 weeks to learn it. after a while you will get use to it but the constant new faces of teachers and people around you will be annoying but you will have to live with it especally with the major you have and planning on transfering. Always have time to go back to your car so you can switch books time to time beacuse you can't keep those heave books in the classroom anymore. Those expensive things you would want to keep near you at all times.

Marco

First of all, I would tell myself to stop being timid and a slow decision maker because this will put a barrier to pursuing my dreams and goals set for my future. I would also tell myself to know and explore every single place I will be standing at because by doing that I will get use to being a professional and independent. Also, I would tell myself to not be afraid of asking help or any kind of advice to instructors, counselors, or other professionals because I will not be able to make the right decisions by myself. Finally, the most essential point I would tell myself is that when it comes to choosing my major I should choose the carrier that I will enjoy and be glad with for the rest of my life, not choosing first the one that will offer big amounts of money because it will ruin me emotionally. It is better to wake up and go to work in peace than being waken up by the alarm clock and be forced to work in a boring place. I should use wisdom before inteligence, preventing bad choices before regreting them.Make decisions and face consequences!

Christine

If I could go back in time, when I was a senior in high school I would have told myself to take things seriously and not just work to get a passing grade. All the time I think to myself that I wish I would have done better in high school. Now more then ever I realized they were teaching me this stuff for a reason, and in high school I didn't listen as well as I should have and I slacked off. I didn't give the 100% effort into my school work that I should have, and now I realize the consequences. I now work hard and study long hours to make up for the grades I should have been earning in high school, and if I do bad on a test I know I gave it my all and I can't be mad at myself for it. So, my advice would be to always put in 100%, therefore, I will have no regrets later on in my life.

Blake

I'm sure the first thing I would say to myself is not to be so nervous. There are plenty of people who are there everyday to help with any quesitons you might have and to point you in the right direction. Ask your counseler for help, that's what they do and they make you feel very comfortable. I would also mention that this is the begining of your life and you are going to be surprised how fast the first two year's will go by. Make yourself commit and give your classes and your teacher your all. The major that you chose is something you see yourself doing for the rest of your life. Making the most of the first few years will concrete your foundation and really mold who you will become.

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