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The 12 Do's & Don'ts of Freshman Year
Transcript of The 12 Do's & Don'ts of Freshman Year
Go to office hours and ask
Make sleeping a priority
Even if you're finished studying at 4am
Buy your books from the bookstore
Buy books second-hand
Share a book with a friend to save even more money
Some classes never even open their books
Go out of your way to meet someone new
For making the best out of your college years
Rely on someone who understands your situation and will help you through rough patches
Find an exit buddy and talk it out
Isolate yourself in difficult situations
They can help you catch up if you miss a class (or two)
Work on every assignment independently
Procrastinate the night of your exam
Be too cool to ask for help when you
you need it
Make a friend in each of your classes
Worry if you
what you're doing with your life
Look forward to
what you want to do
"One day I said hi to someone in my dorm because I liked her shirt...now we're best friends"
-Devin, Cal Poly SLO
Set two alarms for classes in the AM so you don't sleep through it or snooze it
Rely on your roommate to wake you up
Get devastated over a bad grade because you're not used to it
What were you thinking?
Use it as motivation to do better
Not enough sleep
Forget about your family
Call them once in a while
Leave your dorm room open
Stay in your comfort zone
If you stick to what you know, you won't grow
Try new things
But there's more to know other than following a few tips
"Join Greek life"
"I never joined clubs, so I joined 11 when I came to college"
"Spend all your money on music festivals"
"Go out of your way to say hello"
"Change your major 3 times"
"Take a bowling class"
GO TO CLASS"
"Use the freedom to your advantage"
you'll be ready to deal with the real world
After you graduate,
"My friends popped in all the time and my relationships with them grew
-Sydney, Cal Poly SLO
"Your freshman year will set the tone for the rest of your college years"
As told by last year's college Freshmen
"But set budgets"
"Don't regret spending money on food"