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What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The only thing I can think of is that it is a really small place, everyone knows everyone and there is really no way to escape or avoid seeing people you might not want to see (even professors!) I didn't think about that too much before coming to Kenyon... it turns out that I really like the smallness, but I know people who come to Kenyon who don't like it.

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Not to be afraid to get involved with different activites and to take new classes. To really embrace what it means to go to a liberal arts college. To take a wide variety of classes and to learn to do what I love, not what is expected of me. College is great because you finally get to study what you want and talior your classes to your personality.

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I wish someone would have told me how many actual quarters and Tide detergent I would need to get my laundry done my first year of college. I also wish someone would have told me to get to the dryer as soon as the dryer has completed its cycle , because people would pull out my items and place them on the counter for all to see.

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I wish I had known I didn't like Biology so I didn't have to expunge my first Biology grade. Other than that, I knew everything that I needed to know about Kenyon.

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I wish i had been more aware of all the different opportunities there are for students, such as guest lecturers and special performances.

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Bringing everything you were too embarassed in high school to let anyone know about, you will not be judged.

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How easy it is to get help from your professors... they are so happy to see students!

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I wish I would have know how tough the academic portion of the school was.

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To invest in weather-appropriate attire before the first winter.

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The creative writing classes require a writing sample.

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