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


I wouldn't stress to much about high school work and realize that I would be on the right track making my transition to college. I would also try to have as much as I can and not worry about getting into a good school.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, the first thing I would say would be to try and save as much money as I possibly could. Even if I was getting my schooling paid for, it would still be important to save money because right now it is costing me $4,000 dollars a year just my rent and utility bills. Also, I have to pay for food and groceries. It is an expensive lifestyle and it is money that my family does not have. I would tell myself to get a summer job and to save everything so that it would be easier on my parents because they cannot afford everything.


If I were able to go back in time and talk to myself about college, the first thing I would say is make sure that you are serious about your education. Look into different ways that you can support yourself thru school. go to the library and find out about scholarships. Talk with your guidance councelor about what you want to do after high school. Don't worry about your home situation so much. Focus on becoming a positive person. Keep working hard and you will make it Eva. Just make sure that you stay focused and grounded in your faith.


I would first redo the fact that I went to a home school. I started hanging out with some friends and they talked me into going to a homeschool called Gateway Christian, do not get me wrong it was a good school and all, but I feel as if it did not prepare me enough for college. I did not learn the proper things that i should have, so when I came to college I was a little confused on what I was doing. My grades where not what I would have liked them to be. But I did try and I did my best so I guess that is what counts.


First I would give myself a swift kick in the pants for not completing high school; my senior year all I had to do was go on campus half a day, attend three classes and one of those was study hall! But, I met my husband that summer, fell in love, got pregnant and thought I would never do any better anyway. Next I would tell myself not to listen to my child molesting father for 18 years telling me that I was too lazy and not smart enough to go to college; I would tell myself that I could be anything I wanted to be and I had a lot to offer so I should take a leap of faith and believe in myself. Finally, I would tell myself that nobody can make or break a person; each individual must learn to stand on their own two feet and not blame their poverty, abusive parents, nor fellow classmates that hold themselves superior, for their failure due to not even trying. I would tell myself that there are so many more people who want to see me succeed than people who want to see me fall so they can laugh.