Oguz Kaan Kısa · June 3, 2021
Do you need to do a campus tour again? Yes. Yes, yes. The quicker you learn about the university and the bureaucracy the easier you are to feel, the better you are prepared if problems emerge.
People with whom you live, most of whom encounter and feel comparable experiences, are your primary safety net – not just this year, but for all your years. You can switch housemates after the first half or stay with roommates for four years - just take the time to meet your students.
The teachers prefer to guide you through all your assignments and schedules in high school. The teachers post work at college – typically for the whole semester – and anticipate that you will be ready for it. Purchase an organizer, utilize an app or acquire a giant wall calendar — whatever it takes if tasks are due.
It may be your dormitory or the pleasant nook of the library, but you will discover a spot to work best without interruptions.
Simple, right? Perhaps, however, it is tempting to sleep in and forgo this lesson at 8 am. Prevent the tentation. Besides learning the subject via studying, the lecturers will also advise you about the expectations of testing, changes in timing, and so on.
Professors spend hours and hours developing curriculum and calendars to know what is expected of you and when. A student might tell a lecturer one of the latest excuses: "I thought it wasn't due today."
I can guarantee you that there are only upsides: getting acquainted with your teachers, especially if you are snacked later in the semester. For the sole purpose of meeting students, professors plan office hours, take advantage of this opportunity.
University life is a combination of social and intellectual events. Don't guide the balance in either direction too far. One of my best friends was often saying that she was "studying hard to play hard."
The mix of homesickness and a sense of belonging is a major difficulty for many new students. A way forward? Take caution when joining a group of students, clubs, sororities, brothers or sport teams (and be careful not to go overboard). You will make new friends, you will gain new skills and feel closer to your school.
Another one here that is simple, right? Remember what the introductory paragraph says; while you could naturally get outstanding marks in high school, you have to earn them at college – and that includes creating your own objectives and ensuring that you work hard to accomplish them.
Make sure you spend some time relaxing and stressing out of day or week activities. Whether kind to yourself, be it yoga, watch your favorite TV series, jog or write in the newspaper. Give a rest to your head.
Whether everyone else looks to know what they're doing with their life, believe me, they don't. College is the time to truly find out who you are, what you like doing, how good you are, and what you want to be, doesn't matter. it doesn't matter. It's not a race, take your time and take advantage of the possibilities.