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The 12 Do's & Don'ts of Freshman Year

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Nicole Cooper

on 31 August 2015

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Transcript of The 12 Do's & Don'ts of Freshman Year

Hide In Your Dorm Room
Go to office hours and ask
TOO
many questions
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
DO:
DON'T:
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
DO:
DON'T:
They can help you catch up if you miss a class (or two)
Work on every assignment independently
DON'T:
DO:
DO:
Procrastinate the night of your exam
DON'T:
Be too cool to ask for help when you
KNOW
you need it
DO:
DON'T:
DO:
DON'T:



Make a friend in each of your classes
DON'T:
Worry if you
don't know
what you're doing with your life
DO:
Look forward to
finding
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
DO:
Set two alarms for classes in the AM so you don't sleep through it or snooze it
DON'T:
Rely on your roommate to wake you up
8:05 am
8:10 am
DON'T:
Get devastated over a bad grade because you're not used to it
F
What were you thinking?
DO:
Use it as motivation to do better
Partying
Procrastination
Not enough sleep
DON'T:
Forget about your family
DO:
Call them once in a while
DO:
Leave your dorm room open
DON'T:
Be
DON'T:
Stay in your comfort zone
DO:
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
Go Mustangs!
"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"
"BUT
"Use the freedom to your advantage"
you'll be ready to deal with the real world
After you graduate,
Too
Busy
To
Socialize
"My friends popped in all the time and my relationships with them grew
closer
."
-Sydney, Cal Poly SLO
"Your freshman year will set the tone for the rest of your college years"
The
Do's
&
Don'ts
Of
Freshman Year
12
As told by last year's college Freshmen
"But set budgets"
"
"Don't regret spending money on food"
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