Thursday, 9 July 2009
12:11:56 PM (GMT)
Well, I've noticed that many of the members here are about 15 years or so. Well,
that puts the majority of members in their freshmen/sophomore year of HS. Hopefully
this "diary" entry is helpful to them! So here is my mini-rant.
take as many AP classes as you possibly can. They are EXTREMLY useful in preparing
you for your college classes
enjoy your last summer at home. Try to find a job (money is extremly tight if you
don't have a lot of scholarship), and make time for your HS friends before leaving
take a forgein language your first year of college. Unless you're a
French/spanish/whatever major. If you took one or less years of a language in your
HS, it will be extremly difficult. It can also drag down your GPA too.
go to the lectures. Just because they considered "optional" doesn't mean you
shouldn't go. 80% of the time, the exam material comes mostly from the lectures
get started off on the wrong foot with your dorm roommate. If so, things will only
go downhill from there.
get involved in campus life type stuff. I know that it's hard to put yourselves out
there (espically if your very new to the area) but it helps you meet more people!
sit in your dorm room all of the time. Yes, Yes, I know studying must be done
(there's always the library!) but if you stay in your room 90% of the time, you'll
miss out on a lot of great things
try to get engaged in at least one PRANK WAR!!! They are amazing and a great waste of
try to test out of Gen-Ed classes (the required classes) they are mostly pointless
and a waste of time.
back up your work several times. If your computer crashes 2xs in one day, then it's
not a good day. Nor a good night for that matter...
try to keep your dorm room clean. Espically for you guys. Girls get really freaked
out about a 5 foot pile of dirty clothing on the floor
get on the RA's bad side. They can bail you out of trouble in so many ways
try to get as much sleep as possible. You know the saying "Sleep, Friends, Grades:
Pick 2"? It's true, oh-so very true
trust the dinning room food. No matter what they say, it's not very good. Unless
it's a student recruitment day, then it's amazing!
be prepared for culture shock when moving back home. It's weird getting used to the
parental rules after living on your own for a year
forget to call home. It makes the parents worried when they don't hear from you for
more than 2 weeks