Louisiana State University-Shreveport Top Questions

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

Josh

Don't stay here because of the girl you're dating, relationships rarely last throughout college, and you have the world to expierence for yourself. Enjoy your life, and realize those all nighters that you will do are a blessing in disguise. Don't let the anger get the best of you, as you're use to doing, and push yourself to another limit because that's the type of potential you have. Cherish each moment as your last, and don't be scared to joke around as much as you do, it'll never hurt you.

Christopher

I would've look into some more colleges.

Kelly

Kelly, Life after high school is not what you think it is. Get it together now and do yourself a favor that will impact your future in a positive way. Take you grades, teachers, and school work more seriously, because you are making your future harder on yourself. Your friends are important, but should not be such a high priority and 90% of them will fade away within the 1st year of college. There is one thing that will matter out of everything that your high school has given you, and that is your education. I know you cannot understand this, but your parents will not be around forever and education is the key to your success on so many levels. Listen to the adults in your life that care about you, because what they are telling you is true! If you get a job while your in college, make sure you realize it is temporary. Don't get caught up in the money so much that school comes in second place. Don't let the job take over your life, but be dependable. It is all about finding a balance in every aspect of your life.

Lauren

I just began college this semester so I'm still new to everything. However, my teachers have been great and I am looking forward to obtaining a valuable education in Public Communications. If I did not go to school there would be no way that I'd be able to have a job in the Public Communications arena. I'm also looking forward to being able to grow personally as I apply myself to my studies and strive to do the best that I can.

Carrie

Going into college I had no idea what to expect. My first semester was very difficult and I had to learn how to study. I have learned how to create new friendships and help other people as well as myself in the classroom.

Daniel

What I have gotten out of college is a new sense of accomplishment. I am the first person in my family to not only get accepted to a college, but to also get my Associate?s Degree. I have not come from the best of households. Most of the members of my family dropped out of High School, so getting to college and finally having an opportunity to make a better life for myself and my future family is a really great feeling. I think that no matter what your background is and no matter where you come from going to a college is the best thing you can do for yourself. I have learned so much about the world and different cultures because of college. It has opened my eyes to new experiences and new ideas I would have never normally thought twice about. I think going to college is the best thing you can do for yourself. It not only gives you a sense of accomplishment, but it also gives you a new perspective on the world and you can not get that feeling anywhere else.

Ansley

When I first enrolled at my community college I had no idea what to expect. But, not only have I been able to grow academically, the life lessons that I have learned hold a huge value in my life and today's society. I feel so much more equipped to handle "the real world". Something that I have loved most about my college experience so far is the fact that it's not just about the classes you take and the grades you make. College is a community filled with many unique individuals who all bring something different and exciting into the classroom. The atompshere that is created from a group of various students is one that I have thrived in and thoroughly enjoyed throughout these past two years of community college. I am going on to a four year university to finish my college degree this Fall and, while I am nervous about the new environment, I am also very excited about the many opportunities I will have, not only in class, but on campus as well-- because I have learned that college is so much more than just reading a textbook and answering questions. It is a family.

Uyen

College is the time to explore who you are and to find out what you enjoy. My decision to attend college is one of the best choices I have made in my life. I am very serious about making my college experience work for me so I put a lot of effort into my studies, but I also find time to enjoy what my college has to offer. Last semester I put a lot of effort into learning, not just trying for good grades. I found I learned the material and also received an ?A? in all of my classes. I really believe you will get out of it what you put into it. My college experience thus far has been invaluable. I have found my college experience not only teaches me the skill set necessary to obtain a future job in my particular field of study, but it has taught me about myself. College has increased my self-worth and I have learned what I am capable of, how well I work in groups, what my strengths and weaknesses are, and time management skills. I know these are all skills/attributes that will serve me well when I graduate.

Robert

Although I have been a college student for just one semester, I have experienced first hand the importance education holds in bettering your future. Higher education provides oppertunities that are not just specific to any career application.

Tommy

Drawing on the past and looking toward the future and knowing what I know now about the transition from high school to college life, I would go back to my high school and advise myself to prepare to work hard, manage my time wisely, prioritize my activities, manage my funds wisely, and balance my academic, social, and spiritual life. First, I would have to stress that coursework in college is much more complicated and it takes more time to comprehend the content. I would advise myself to become consciously aware of how I learn and program myself to follow that pattern to maximize my abilities. Secondly, I would stress the need to manage my time and prioritize my activities with a daily schedule. I would advise myself to allow time management and prioritization to help keep me focused. Next, I would advise myself to budget my funds by making a list of what i need to spend and save each month. Finally, I would advise myself to have a balance of work, play, worship and family. By having this balance in my life, I would have a network of family, friends and mentors to connect with and to help me.

Kristin

If I could go back and talk to myself as a senior in high school, I would tell myself to never forget your family. They are the ones that supported you while you were growing up. Just because you are eightteen or nineteen years old now and you think you do not have tp answer to anybody, does not mean you can turn on your family. They love you and still want to see you. Besides that, they will be the ones there when no one else is. I would also tell myself to never ever live with your best friend. It may seem like a good idea to live with someone you know, but in the end you may come to hate each other. Last I would tell myself to have fun, but not too much fun. Too much fun can ruin your life. In college you will be faced with some decisions that can ruin your reputation and make you live with regrets for the rest of your life. Nobody wants that. And always remember to keep God first.

Rachel

I have been to two different universities sence I graduated in May 2008. The first one was a huge school with big classes and dormatories. I enjoyed that experience, but chose to come to a much smaller university for personal reasons. If I could go back to my senior year of high school and give myself advice, it would be to focus. While I was in high school I never had o study or really try at anything. I just got straight A's for barely doing my work. Because school was always so easy for me I thought college would be too, but it wasn't. My advice to anyone about to go to college is, work hard. College is not a joke. What you do in college will determine your entire life. Take it seriously, while your having fun occasionally.

Kristi

I would go back in time and tell myself senior year a lot. I would tell myself that college is not extremely easy and there is a lot of hard work that has to go into it. I would also tell myself that it is not like high school at all college is totally different. I would enforce my study habits and improve them as much as possible. THats what I would go back and tell myself my senior year of high school.

Brittany

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to study more and be thankful for the AP courses I took in high school because it made things easier. I would tell myself that living on campus was a good choice for the first two years as it helped me to make so many new friends, but that the decision to move home to save money this year was also a more responsible one. I would mainly tell myself to not worry about the transition, because it was painless and fun. I would also tell myself that deciding to go to college was one of the best decisions I could have made, in spite of the cost that it's going to be as I go through graduate school and beyond.

Amanda

Have fun!

Jesh

if i could go back in time and talk to my self as a senior in highschool i would tell myself tobe more focused since day one in college. Pay more attention in class and be prepared for the tests and quizes even better. Apply for more scholarships and join more cience and math clubs on time, in order to get a better word put in for recommendations. In general just be focused in what i do and follow the path that will take me success.

Kirsten

I would advise myself to evaluate my college choices more thoroughly. I would not allow myself to settle for less than I want. Never underestimate how life can change and determine which path to take well before senior year. I would've better prioritized and acquired better study habits. The most imporant aspect of college is time management.

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