S: What Now?: Your Own Personal Guide to Your First Year in College
FC: What Now? | Class of
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3: Chapter One | Your First Week
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5: Find a place for everything as soon as you move in., because once classes start, you will wish you had.
7: Before classes start, look at your schedule and see where your classes are. Then tour the campus to find each class in advance. The first morning of classes, you'll be glad you know where you're going.
9: Give yourself an extra 30 minutes each morning during the first week of classes, until you're familiar with your schedule.
11: Your first day of class is the most important. It's when your professor will decide what kind of student you are. Make a great impression by sitting in the front, sitting up straight, and taking out a pencil and paper to take notes.
13: On the first day, professors usually discuss their teaching styles. If they use PowerPoint, ask them if they post the PowerPoints online after class. If they do, don't try to write down everything on the screen. Make note of key points.
15: Chapter Two | Daily Habits
17: Make a habit of checking the weather each morning. If it looks like it's going to rain while you're out, wear your rain gear to class. Don't get caught off guard!
19: Hang a hook by your bedroom door and get in the habit of hanging your keys on it when you come home, so you don't leave your room without them and lock yourself out. Out of sight, out of mind.
21: Check your e-mail as soon as you wake up. Some times professors will send an e-mail telling you that class has been cancelled, or that you have a new assignment.
23: Don't leave anything unattended. It may sound like common sense, but people do it all the time. Things not only get stolen, but some times people can place items in your bags, like other stolen items, drugs, etc.
25: One of the toughest things in college is learning how to study. Every afternoon, after class, come home and review your notes. Change the facts in your notes to questions, and put them into a document. Do that every day after class, and come time for the exam, print out your study guide and you'll be amazed at how much of it you already remember!
27: Always leave your room locked when you leave. It's easy to think that you have nothing to worry about, but you should always be careful.
29: Do your work, but dont forget to have fun!!!! | It's important to focus on classes, but don't let that stop you from having fun! Study outside, eat in the caf with your friends, go to campus events, and remember to give yourself the down time that you deserve.
31: Always keep an umbrella in your purse or backpack, just in case!
33: Speak up in class, even if it's just to ask a question. Professors tend to think that if you're not talking, it's because you didn't do your work. Speaking up can boost your final grade up a letter grade.
35: Keep up good eating habits by avoiding a lot of fried foods and sweets. Keep healthy snacks in your room, so if you get hungry, you have an energy boost that won't go to your hips. Also, always eat a healthy breakfast. You'll be surprised by how much more attention you'll be able to pay in class.
37: Giving your body and mind the time to rest that they need can be the difference between doing well and performing outstandingly.
39: In order to truly succeed at learning Japanese, devote at least an hour and a half to it every day, regardless of if you have class the next day or not.. Practicing is your new best friend.
41: Chapter Three | Loving to Study
43: Studying a little each night will make studying the night before seem like an ancient past. It not only increases your readiness for any exams, but it also makes studying a lot more enjoyable.
45: Whenever you have an assignment that you are dreading, tell yourself that you're going to start it, and finish it later. Having only part of the weight of a project can make it seem a lot more bearable. Then, once you have started, you may find it's easier than you thought and just keep going.
47: When professors repeat things, it's probably because it's important.
48: 1. Introduction 2. First Point a. Supporting Point b. Good Point 3. Second Point a. Other Point b. Second other 4. Third Point a. Yes, it is b. Totally agree 5. Conclusion
49: Before starting to write any paper, make an outline. Start with the most broad categories (1, 2, 3) and then go to smaller categories (a, b, c)
51: Try to learn how your professors think and what things they like to focus on. Then, use that to better understand what material to cover for the exams. That may mean that you have to re- evaluate your study habits for each class after the first exam.
52: the first known avalanche in history was formed when the great mandrake roots were pulled from the earth, causing the great collapse, also known as The Great Avalanche of 358 BC.
53: If your professor tells you at the beginning of the term that you have papers due, see what the papers are about . Then, during class, put symbols next to anything in your notes that has to do with what the papers are about. This will make the process of writing a paper later much easier, as you'll know what points your professor thinks are important.
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55: Study with your friends. It can make studying a lot more fun, and can also help you see things from another person's perspective. | .
57: Chapter Four | Getting Seasonal
59: When you're decorating for Halloween, use purple and orange strands of lights, hang spiderwebs in the corners of the room, and replace normal mugs and plates with Halloween themed utensils.
61: Remember, any Christmas decorations that you invest in can now go towards your own Christmas collection. That means, try to get things that will last awhile, so when you have your own place, you already have decorations for it.
63: Do the seasonal clothing switcheroo. Take your summer clothes home, and exchange them for your winter ones. Keep only a jacket or two for cold classrooms. It will save tons of storage.
64: Congratulations Erin Malone! You are growing up so fast. - Mohamed
65: Erin, I am so proud of you! Congratulations on finishing high school, and I hope that your college experience is a fabulous one. You are truly the best sister I could have ever asked for, and I love you with everything that I am. - Claire