Advice for the Freshmen
May 2, 2011
Plaza College # 202, 74-09 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 www.plazacollege.edu (718) 779-1430
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The summer after graduating high school is an exciting and scary time in a person’s life. You are happy to be turning to the next chapter of your life but fearful it might not be for you. In most cases, you are just psyching yourself out. College is nothing to fear, if anything it is something to look forward to. You will make new friends, create new memories, and best of all develop your career with learning skills in your field.
1. Keep an open mind to different lifestyles and viewpoints. People in college come from all different walks of life; don’t rule them out just because their hobbies and views are different than yours. Make friends of all different types.
2. Don’t spend all of your free time alone in your room. Solitude is nice, but you’ll love college a lot more if you don’t spend all day watching TV or surfing the Internet. Keep yourself busy!
3. Explore your hobbies and try new ones. Find clubs and teams for hobbies and spots you enjoy and get involved. You never know who you are going to meet by doing this.
4. Keep in touch with old friends and gain new ones. Give your old friends an occasional call to see how everything is going while spending time with friends who go to your school.
5. Learn about your school. Find out its history and the origin of traditions. Learn about the area around the school and its history. Discover what programs your school has to offer and what it excels in. Find out what cool achievements and influential people have come from your university.
6. Do no procrastinate. College work takes more time than high school work, and you will end up struggling all night to finish a paper because you put it off too long.
7. Pay attention in class. Professors will go into a lot of detail, and all of it is fair game for tests. Many times they’ll even give strong hints as to what to expect, and if you’re zoning out, you’ll miss all of it!
8. Be grateful and proud for where you are. Be proud of your school, and be grateful that you’re fortunate enough to attend college. Make the most of your years.
9. Take plenty of pictures. Pictures will give you something to look back on to reminisce about college.
10. Have fun It is important to get good grades and attend class remember you can do that and
still enjoy yourself. Be excited to start your new chapter of life!