Helpful College Suggestions for Freshers

May 4, 2018

Are you eager to get acquainted with the most effective tips on how to start the new semester? If your answer to this question is ‘yes’, proceed with reading the following college freshman tips.

When I entered college, I wasn’t somehow different from all other students. As a matter of fact, the only things I was concerned with were my part-time job and my classes. To tell you the truth, everything else that I did was just for fun. Thus, I learned pretty much as a freshman. During the process of learning, I started to concentrate on the things that helped me to be more productive.

Take a look at these tips for freshman year of college.

  • Remember, going to class is very essential. In spite of the fact that many bloggers will definitely debate this tip, to my mind, it is one of the most essential. It’s a well-known fact that sometimes the professor might give out a few additional points for attendance or drop an important test hint.
  • If you need to make a choice between your double major and an opportunity to get involved on campus, you’d better get involved. Bear in mind, even all the knowledge in the world cannot help you unless you have some experience and professional relationships as you come out of your educational institution.
  • Don’t forget to constantly back up all your files. In  fact, Google Drive is the most appropriate thing for doing that. Thanks to their Sync and Backup tool, this process is as easy as possible. A free plan, which includes 15 Gb of storage, is believed to be the best option for students.
  • Have you already made sure that your laptop is actually protected against different types of malware? Remember, you ought to have such program as Windows Defender if you have Windows 8 or Windows 10. Don’t forget to check one more time whether it is on and up-to-date. Apart from that, pairing that with Malwarebytes could be also a great idea regarding further protection. Installing an ad blocker can be rather helpful. For example, Ublock Origin. I use it to block various malicious ads before they manage to load. There is no doubt that if you want to support certain sites you trust, you can easily whitelist them.
  • Another useful tip is learning to do your FAFSA and your taxes yourself, without the constant help of your parents. Do you know that the knowledge about handling these things is very precious and it will give you a chance to be prepared for your future life after graduation?
  • Proceed with getting a bank account that you can create in a bank in your town. It’s no secret that it is really inconvenient to wait till your parents send you cash at last. In addition, it teaches you how to manage your finances (Frankly speaking, if you are eager to learn more, I’ve created a full guide concerning how to budget in college).
  • Getting a credit card is also inevitable.
  • If you start bringing enough pieces of clothing with you to school to do washing once in two weeks, this will be helpful in saving you money.
  • Leaving your clothes when the cycle is over is a very bad idea. Furthermore, this is rude and you show your disrespect and irresponsibility. Always take your clothes out.
  • What about new colored clothes? You ought to wash them separately from whites. This should be done the first several times you wear them. In other case, toss them all in one load.
  • Avoid drinking too much caffeine. Undoubtedly, it is harmful to you. Personally to me, it caused bad acne on my face. It’s a well-known fact that you must stay well-hydrated, eat healthy food, and sleep enough, so that you recharge your batteries.
  • Make an attempt to talk with your roommates if you see that you have some issues. There is no reason to wait until they build up to the awful point where you loathe each other.
  • One more essential piece of advice is getting a part-time job. You’d better choose something that might be closely related to your major. If it fits you, you can try working in the early hours of the day. I realized that because of the fact that I had a job, my time management went much more successfully.
  • Don’t get frustrated if you cannot find a job that is related to your major. Why don’t you look for a so called “warm-body” job. It might provide you with an opportunity of doing homework during your working hours. Among the most vivid examples could be having a part-time job at the athletic center or at the desk of the library.

College Tips (Learned Freshman Year)

  • How can you begin getting to know your professors? Bear in mind, college is not only about constantly sitting in class, but also about networking.
  • When there is no need of bringing a car on campus, don’t do that. It’s common knowledge that there are great public transit systems at many schools. To add, Facebook is good at netting your rides as fast as possible.
  • If you have a chance, take the advantage of an opportunity to live in the residence hall, especially during your first year. To tell you the truth, campus residence halls are considerably more social in comparison to apartments.
  • Keep in mind that it is of a great importance to realize that now you are not a kid, but an adult. Be professional, even if you don’t work from 9 to 5. You should act like an adult.
  • When it comes to studying, don’t constantly study in your room. What is more, do your best regarding using different active study methods, namely creating flashcards and writing your own quizzes. It’s not that boring and much more effective than peering at your professor’s slides.
  • Taking smart notes is really significant. I suggest you finding a great note-taking system that will work well for you. In addition, concentrate on learning instead of recording the information.
  • Take into consideration finding out when it is appropriate time for you to register for all classes. Do this as soon as possible. Consequently, you won’t need to do an extra semester just because of the fact that you didn’t manage to get into a certain required class.
  • Don’t be afraid to try out a big number of clubs. If you see that you don’t like a club, don’t feel obliged to visit it. In fact, college is actually about rediscovering your preferences.
  • It is a good idea to put your alarm clock somewhere far from you bed, so that you are not able to reach it until you get up. Of course, you might hate making yourself get out of bed, but still you should force yourself to turn it off. Even if this doesn’t help, resort to turning on the light right away. Without any doubt, you ought not to do this if your roommate is sleeping. As a matter of fact, light can help you to feel immediately awake. Apart from that, it reduces the chances that you will go back to bed.
  • Use Google Calendar since it will assist you with time management.
  • A care package that has been prepared by your Mom is often underestimated by many students. Nevertheless, it is so valuable.
  • Have you already found out what resources are offered at your school? To your surprise, a lot of universities might put forward health centers, free tech support centers, seminars, etc.
  • Keeping a journal is an incredible suggestion, too. You can go back and take a look at the progress you’ve managed to make.

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