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What should every freshman at Pensacola State College know before they start?


If I could go back and talk to my high school senior self, I would tell myself to learn how to study better. I wish I had known how to make notes from textbooks and what the teachers had said. I would want myself to not get used to study guides, cause generally professors don't give you one. I would want myself to not procrastiate on studying for tests and doing papers the day before they are due. Some transition advice would be to forget every rule in high school, because the teachers are better, the classmates are less competive, and that I should have found some way to reduce my stress.


Don’t trust those who seem trustworthy at first meeting. They may seem sweet but that doesn’t mean that they really are. Choose your friends carefully and take your time. Remember not to get distracted by the opposite sex! You come to college to get a higher education, not to find a future mate. If you find one while you are there, that’s great. However, it is not what you are searching for. Don’t let the attitudes of others toward you change your attitude. Keep a positive outlook. Many around you will not want to be at college, which will oftentimes mean that they will be depressed and even angry with the world. That’s their problem, not yours. Don’t take it personally. Don’t let the busyness of life interfere with making phone calls to your family. If you’re homesick, call them. It will relieve it somewhat. Oh, and remember what college is about. Number one: studying. But number two is just having fun. If you’re stressed out by school or simply brain-fried from studying, take a friend and enjoy yourself for an hour or so. It will help you so much!


I would tell myself that i should save up money for college and i should do better in high school so that i can qualify for better scholarships.


As someone who graduated from an online high school, I would tell my high school self not to be afraid to be rejected. My fear of social situations that left me neglected or judged led me to go to a high school where I did not get to experience the traditional high school experience (school dances, clubs, football games, spirit rallies). If I could tell my high school self anything, it would be to get out there and risk it all. If you would just put all that fear behind you and take a chance on someone or something, you would be able to excell in your social career and have more connections for your future. Traditional classroom college is amazing, and high school would have been very similar. It's not as bad as you thought it was! Don't be scared of rejection, because you're perfect the way you are and although not everyone will accept you, the ones who will are that much more special.


As a young child I was always very excited about learning new thing.I did not continous my learning.I would go in time.I would tell myself that you got to keep going.There is so much out their for you to know. I would push myself so ,and to get it through my thick head ,that there is so much in life when you have knowledge.The word knowledge mean that you can take control of your life.I would tell myself, look at how many poeples that you can help.Look at all of your friend peers family member that have gone astray.Look get that education that you need.With knowledge you can over come that fear that someone put in you.With knowledge I fear no man,that rise up against me. I had so manys thing taking from me,in high school.What education gave me noone can take my knowledge.Education have unleash the fire that with in me.I can talk to greatest or the smallest.I learn how to share what I know.I tell myself with the right education,I can give back to my peers.


I would tell myself to take as many classes as dual enrollement as possible. When you get to college it's nothing like highschool so don't overload yourself.


The advice that I would give myself could be to know more how to manege the time. In high School, nobody teach you how to manage your time and when you are in college you think that think are going to be as in High School. For example, in High School the assigmments are due by a week later, even due by in the same week, but in college some assigmments are due by months later, and you just relax thinking that you have so much time to do it, and just procastinate, so the best way is to have a notebook where you put all the asssigmments, and its due date. Another advise is to learn how to cited because in college no many teachers taught you that, and you have to start writing important papers and you can be plagirism by mistake. In conclusion, the best think to be succesful in college, and be prepare for it in High School is to know that everything that you learn there, it is going to help you step by step.


I would convince myself of the importance of having an education. That attending a college is easy a little hard work and study but the rewards are well worth the time and efforts put into it. Setting a great example for my future children is see the benifits and rewards for education. Education is the foundation for our futures without it we stand no chance of improving our world.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to apply to the all of the universities I was interested in (USC, University of Puget Sound, and Nevada) and major in Accounting. I chose to attend a community college and never obtained my degree. I didn't realize the importance of getting my degree before all of life's obligations began accumulating. I wanted to go to a four year university but I didn't. I was anxious to move out on my own and begin working. I didn't understand how, at 18, it was the optimal time to attend school because I didn't have a house payment or bills or a family to support. As I have lived, I have found a love of accounting and business which is why I am back in school working to obtain my bachelor's degree in accounting. Looking back I should have taken the opportunity to obtain my degree and that is what I would tell myself. "Apply to a university and get your degree in accounting NOW. Don't wait. It will be much harder in 20 years."


Dear me - Wake. Up. When everyone starts talking about college in the fall, don't ignore them because it's not something you want to think about. College is serious, so put on your big girl panties and seriously think about it - don't just apply to one college because all of your friends are going there and you're scared to go somewhere alone. You won't be alone, you'll make new friends. As for college itself - deep breath. It's not actually as bad as it seems. Yes, you'll be confused at first, but you'll get it figured out. MEET WITH YOUR COUNCILOR. These people are here to help you, dummy. They can actually make things easier for you - you don't need to run around like a chicken with its neck cut off trying to figure out your class schedule. Ask questions, even if you don't know what to ask. Just ASK. This will save you tons of heartache in the future. Last but not least - don't wear that sweatshirt. You know the one I'm talking about. And chin up - you'll do fine.