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


I would tell myself that there is more to life than looking cool and trying to impress people. I'm 26 now without a degree. If I could go back in time I would slap myself straight and tell him "listen you little booger, work hard now and have fun later. Don't try to act cool to make so called "friends" real friends will love you and your weirdness."


The advise I would give to myself if I was a high school senior would be ask for assistance. Ask how to fill out paper work, ask what kind of scholarships are out there right for you, and ask for help in any assigments. As a high school senior I never asked help on any assigments I had and received a low grade. In college, I would go to my progessors' office and ask for assistance and I would understand everything. Also, another thing that I would advice myself is to learn how to study better, and learn better test takung skills.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior and knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition the advice I would give myself is not to stress. I would tell my senior self that yes college is different from high school, but the differences are actually good. I would tell her not to worry about grades so much because that will make things worse. Basically, I will just tell my senior self not to worry so much and to enjoy your college years. I will tell her to enjoy this journey because you will learn a lot along the way.


As a 16 years old senior I wanted to say I knew everything there was to know about life, in reality I was far from it. There was a lot I knew, but much that I had no idea about oreven thought of. I figured I was one amazing girl graduating at 16 ,but little did I know how demanding 15 hours of college credit could be. Writing a few more scholarship applications and picking up better study habits would be the first thing i would tell myself as a senior about teh college transition, but i had figured hey you've done 6 hours before even entering how much harder could it be? Also not to be so confident that I would do perfect as I did in high school. To be ready for the sleepless nights ahead and stop thinking cramming was okay just because all college kids do it and its nothing, in reality it hurts you. Looking back on the past there isnt much that I would want to change excpet probably knowing how much more hard work and dedication is needed, and how true it is when they say college is a full time job.


It's not any thing like I expected. Its very hard managing to work full time, be a full time student and completing 24-36 hours of paramedic clinicals a week. It might be hard, but you should take advantage of chances to relax and have fun. There's going to be some setbacks along the way: bad calls at work, hard classes in school, family fights at home. Don't give up. Don't get discouraged. Just listen to the Beatles when they say "Its gonna be alright, don't you know everything is going to be alright."


If I could go back in time to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself hello and start to talk about what college is like. Of course, my past self would probably be too busy screaming to be listening to me, so the first few minutes would probably be me calming her down and proving that I'm from the not so distant future. When the chaos is over, I would say that college isn't all that bad. However, there will be a good work load and you will eventually figure out what you want to major in. My past self would most likely be curious about what major she would choose and ask what it is, and I will most likely not tell her so I wouldn't spoil the surprise for her. Finally I would say that she will make a lot of new friend at college and they will help decided what she wants to be. I think this would help my high school self feel better about the future, knowing that she will be alright.