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


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would assure myself that I made the right decision in choosing my major, even if it was at the last minute. I would tell myself not to stress out and not to be nervous about going to college because I will meet new people who are willing to help me in many ways. I will meet other students who will help by giving advice about classes that they have completed in the same major, and I will meet professors who will help by being available at all hours if any questions arise. In the end, i'll leave myself with these words "There will be times that you will struggle but keep in mind that things will work themselves out. Just don't give up. "


I would tell myself to focus on learning instead of graduationg. People get so caught up in seeing the light at end of the tunnel, that they miss the ride in between. When I graduated, I really did feel as if I had stepped into a whole new realm of life. The adult realm. I wish I would have enjoyed my previous schooling years instead of just striving to get through them. If I would have learned to love knowledge, then I could have carried that over into starting college. If you love knowledge then that in itself will be a motivator for you in college. It will also take care of what grades you receive. The best advice I can give is to not be afraid of the future. Instead, be excited and enjoy the ride. All of it.


I would give myself advice to work harder to get homework and assignments turned in on time and get them done quicker. I waited til the last minute and it is backfiring on me. I would tell my self to work hard to get all straight A's to keep my GPA up as high as I could. I would tell myself not to give up because I'm not done with school, it has only begun. If I would of had that mentality I believe I would have done a lot better senior year. I would make myself not be lazy and do everything with all my strength and knowledge.


If I could go back prior to entering college after high school I would tell myself to make a plan. Choose a major for college and then complete all prerequisits prior to the specific degree classes. This would have enabled me to concentrate more on the major classes in that quarter rather than writing an english paper on a book unrelated to my degree.