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What should every freshman at Mount Aloysius College know before they start?


There are several things that I would tell myself if I could go back in time to my senior year. Although making the transition from living at home to living on campus was easier than I thought it would be, making the transition from high school academics to college academics was not. If I could go back in time I would most likely tell myself the most important thing that I have learned since I started my freshman year of college; do not procrastinate! When I started my fall semester I wasn't really sure what to expect when it came to the homework and exams. I soon realized that not every professor was going to give the same type of homework or the same type of exam. However, I did not realize this soon enough and my grades have began to suffer from this. So, if I could go back in time to my senior year I would definitely tell myself to not procrastinate and to study hard because all the work would definitely pay off in the end.


If i could go back and give myself advice i would tell myself to pay more attention in school and do the best i can. Also i would say to not worry about relationships so much because they didnt work out anyway. But i would tell myself to always keep my friends close because you never know when youll see them again.


I would tell myself to step out of my comfort zone and make more friends. I would also tell myself to plan my days out better when it comes to all the homework and service projects that I will have to do. I would also suggest that I get a tutor lined up right away to help with the nursing classes and the other mandatory classes like anatomy and physiology. I would also tell myself to get more hours at work because being a broke college student and having a bunch of bills to pay is added stress that I will not need or want with the program I am in. But most of all make time for myself and have a good time because the time here definitely flies by. I mean it is almost the end of my freshman year already!


To make friends and talk to people. Also do will in my classes and do by best that i can adn try my hardest adn never put yourself down and you will succeed in life.


You are doing great; honors, top 10{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of your class,being active in your school and community, and you have great friends. Keep it up. However, when it comes to academics you will need to start working in study groups and practicing time management skills. All those advanced placement classes you have been taking for the past four years are going to earn you 12 college credits practically free of charge. AND having been a sports ambassador and a student ambassador you have other credits you can transfer to college as well. Don't sweat the small stuff. Some classes, like chemistry, will seem daunting but with a little sweat and elbow grease, and those awesome "SI sessions", I know that you will maintain your honor's status and make the Dean's list. And for heaven's sake girl, don't be afraid to delve head-first into campus activities! You will make great aquaintences and establish networking skills. That is important, too. Oh, and start looking for scholarships sooner rather than later. Remember that you are your own best friend. Maintain your high standards. Keep your goals in mind but don't be afraid to make mistakes.


I would have done a lot different. I am 25 years old now. I would have advised myself to pick a profession that paid higher. Obviously I'm going back now because I picked a profession that turned out to pay about minimum wage in my area and I'm not making enough to support my son and I. I would also tell myself not to work 2 jobs and attend college full time. Doing that definitely hurt my grades. I wish I would have not worried about money so much and put all those hours in to studying and homework. I will definitely be taking that advise while I attend college for the next 4 years and I'm sure I'll be able to have plenty advise to give myself in 4 years.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I definitely would have told myself to be prepared to study and work hard. I feel like I went into college expecting to to be just as simple as high school, only to find out that it's not. I seemed to struggle with all the homework that I had to get done each night. I would also tell myself to really think about what I wanted to do with my future. I love the major that I'm in, however, I know that I didn't really think about it before I declared it. I just thought I would like it, I wasn't exactly sure. I was lucky to fall in love with this major. One last piece of advice that I would give myself as a high school senior is to apply for more scholarships to help pay for my tuition. I definitely did not take the time to apply for the scholarships that would help me pay my first semester.


College is not like high school at all. Your professors will not call home b/c you didn't show up for class. College can be a challenge if you're not ready for it. When you take college classes make sure you see an advisor or a counselor to guide you to your right paths. Missing classes do add up at the of the semseter. Good advice don't miss class b/c you want to go to the mall or meet a friend. I mean if you do that whats the point of you evening going to college. If you're sick email you're professor let them know you want be showing up, and can you they email you the work for that day. If you dont want to go to college dont go b/c you think everyone will be happy, you won't suceed then. Go to college if that's what you want, don't let nobody peer pressure you into going. And no matter what there will be bimps down the road, but if you jump a little you will get passed the bump. Sincerely: Ashley Washington


Granted, if one could go back in time and carry on a conversation with yourself, there would be a lot to be said. The main point being no one plans to fail, they fail to plan. Educational pursuit should be approached in the same ideal as baking a cake: set up and getting the ingredients handy before will help in creating a well-baked creation. Most seniors just want to skim through and graduate, hoping to just get a job to make pocket money and freedom from their parents. Taking the proper courses, laying down an educational foundation and building on leaning at all levels is vital for a well-rounded experience both education as well as social. Putting yourself out there to learn, be accepted into peer groups, reaching out in the extra-curricular fields is as important as maintaining a good grade point average. You only get one chance at life and getting the most out of it is all in what you put into the effort. This is the advice in which I would give my high school senior self, hoping to make no corrections other than mental preparation.


If I was to go back in time and talk to my self on what I could of done differant, or changed a little bit? well I would of saved my money. I also would of tryed all my resources to get scholarships, grants every thing. Instead of brushing it off and not doing any thing about it. I would of tryed harder to go to school right away and or i would of stayed at my job at the time and made more money. I also wish i would have had applied for the college i wanted and had the oppertunitie to experiance it.