Straight Talk on Surviving College

Straight Talk on Surviving College

( – You’re going to college and about to meet new people and new teachers. Maybe you’re even moving away from home for the first time, and you have no idea what you’re doing.

It’s okay, though, because getting a college education is a huge milestone. No sane person expects you to have your whole life together right away.

That said, having a few tips and tricks up your sleeve starting out can help. If you’re looking for some real, honest advice about surviving the first year of college, watch this video from Syd’s Vids.

This advice comes straight from a sophomore who lived through her freshman year and wants to share her wisdom with new recruits. Some of the notable tips she suggests include:

  • Study more than you think you need to.
  • Schedule classes as early in the day as possible.
  • Be respectful of your roommate.
  • Use Google Maps to get around campus.
  • Use the “buddy system” when you go out.
  • Make friends by finding some common ground.
  • Make use of your school’s meal and safety resources.

These are just a few of the recommendations from the above video that can help you succeed in college.

Parents, faculty and advisers may offer all types of advice when you enroll at a new school, but they don’t always provide the knowledge or tools you need to master everyday life. Going in prepared can make your days much easier in the long run.

~Here’s to Your Success!

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