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What should every freshman at Kent State University at Geauga know before they start?


I would have to tell myself not to fall behind when things get tought because once ou do there is no recovering. I wish I had known how hard it would be to juggle a full time job, a child, and school full time. Maybe if I had known then I could have been more prepared and not allowed myself to fail two of my classes under all the pressure.


If Marsha 43 could meet with Marsha 17, I believe that she would cuddle the abused and degraded child. While whispering words of self love, she would explain to 17 that she is intelligent, beautiful and worthy of so much more. 17 would reply that her intelligence equals that of a kiwi, her life is worthless and she would never amount to anything. Suicide is the answer. 43 would listen compassionatly as 17 went into her tirad but interject that if that was the apparent answer, how could she be there. 43 would then explain that being in a stable enironment could give 17 the solid base with which to build her life. When Marsha 17 would become 26, her entire outlook would be turned on it's ear. 43 would quickly divulge a game plan. Two years into your relationship, consider an education to empower your new found identity. The medical field has always facinated you. Nursing is in your blood. With those statements, 43 will gently hug 17, wipe away her tears and smile a chesire grin as she vaporizes into the worm hole she came through.


If I could go back I would tell myself to breathe. I was to worried over adjusting to college that I didn't make any plans I just feared and dreaded the day classes started. I would advise myself to speak with a guidance counselor about colleges and career paths instead of handeling it all enternally.


The advice I would give my high school senior self would be study hard and not to get caught up in everything else except for school. The thing you need to focus on most is school and that is it, don't worry about other things. Try not to sceduale too many classes at once because if you do, your gades will go down hill if you don't study everyday!


From time to time, I wish I could go back in time and give myself advice. If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I think some aspects of the life I have now would be different. I was not the smartest high school senior. I was having family problems and kept throwing myself “pity parties”. I would slack off and eventually I stopped going. I had two trimesters left to go, but because of how much I had neglected my school work, graduating on time was not going to happen for me. I wish I could go back and shake myself while saying “Graduating high school is such an important part of life! Stop feeling sorry for yourself and go!” If I could’ve gotten through to my “old” self, I would hope that she would have found a way to graduate and go to college in the fall. Instead, it took me a year to get my GED and now after three years at a community college, I am transferring to a four-year college. I have never been more motivated to succeed and to finally participate in a graduation ceremony!


Apply for more scholarships and see about getting a part time job. You can make it throughyour college classes easily at the rate your going, but running out of money for your transfer to a university is a major concern, no matter how much you try to avoid it. Try to be more careful about your online classes. You know you aren't great with deadlines, and the lack of organization in those classes only makes it worse. Other than that, I'll just say good luck.


If I were able to go back in time and talk with myself using the knowledge I know now, I would advise myself to apply for more scholarships and work extra hours to prepare for my tution. Before I came to Kent State I went to a community college and was able to make monthy payments on my tution. I paid for two years of my community college out of pocket, worked part time and was still able to keep a GPA of 3.6. When I transfered to Kent State to attend the nursing program I had to cut back on my working hours. Kent State's College of Nursing is extremely intense. Not being able to work as much and paying out pocket jeopardizes my future for graduating. I am a senior with five months until I graduate with a BSN (Bachelor's in the Science of Nursing) and AS (Assoicates in Science) and made it thus far with what I did prepare, but my tution funds are drying up. I am extremly dedicated to the field of nursing and my studies. Knowing what I know now, I would have told myself to start saving for my tution.


If I could go back in the time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would say do not follow your peers when deciding what college to attend. Unfortunately, this is a social decision rather than an academic desicion. This can lead to great disappointments. For example, now what if after the first year attending college with your peer,he/she decided to drop out? T Of course this is to be a rhetorical question but to make sure that you and I are on the same page, I will gladly answer. You are now attending a college that may have not been the right fit for you academically or financially but because you decided to follow your peer, you are now in a college that doesn't excel in your major, in debt and most importantly (in your mind) NO PEER. Trust me when I say please do not make the same mistake as I have. I followed my high school sweetheart and he dropped out. I am 29 years old now and still working myself out of debt for a school that I didn't want to go to in the first place.


If I could go back to high school and talk to myself I would tell me that I'm able to have a life. It doesn't have to be just about studying in high school. The good grades, the National Honors Society the volunteer hours really don't mean anything in the grand scheme. I would also tell myself that my dream school could wait. Start off with a community school first. Then go to my dream school. Build up some money because although we're told good grades earn financial aid, it's not true. Don't worry or stress to the point of making yourself sick. And stock up on Spaghetti-o's, Ramen noodles and microwave popcorn. I would also tell myself that age doesn't matter. You can get a degree when you are 20 or you can get your first degree when you are 40 and the age doesn't matter. They both got their degree. Work hard but remember to take time for yourself, because if you burn yourself out, nothing will get done. Also enjoy it. This is the first step toward success.


If I could go back in time and give myself advice, I would tell myself to buckle down and study as hard as I can. Manage your time, and plan out when you're going to get things done that way you know when you need things turned in and you allow yourself enough time to avoid procrastination. Have fun! Go out and make new friends. Find out what kind of person you are, and experience the college lifestyle. Live every day as if it was your last day. Take advantage of the opportunity to do something exciting everyday.