Dear College Freshman,
I welcome you to your freshman year at the University of Hartford. I will be your support system voice bringing you advice on “How to Survive your Freshman Year” This is a new and exciting venture you will undertake to reach your educational ladder of success. I will be providing you survival tips in many different areas of college life. Lets begin: my letter will be divided into various categories, topics that will benefit you as you begin your life as a college student.
The first category will be “Effective Study Habits “the second category will be Decision Making” and the third will be “Coping while leaving your Family”
Let me begin. College life is a huge ...view middle of the document...
With every assignment or homework not done, it affects your grade and you’re A status starts to decline. Invest time on a daily basis, (of course after a little relaxation) investing in homework for each class that day. Even if an assignment wasn’t given by the professor, it is your responsibility to read your text for that class, look for the pages in the text that correlate with the professor’s lecture for that day.
Set a goal to allocate study time for each class. This entails getting an early start to your day. (Along with a strong cup of coffee) Review what classes you have for that day, and in between your break time, you will find yourself at the library. At this location you can do one of two things. You can re-read your notes from previous lectures, or Look at the syllabus and be proactive in reading beforehand the allocated subject designated for that day. With this study habit, you will be more than prepared to participate in the days lecture, as you are using class participation as a tool for achieving that A grade.
The last classification of my letter to you is “Coping while leaving your family”. You wake up after moving in the night before, and you are all alone. Mom and Dad have left the campus, and you need someone to talk to. Believe me they are missing you, just as much as you are missing them. The final portion of my letter will be perhaps emotional or perhaps not, depending on how close your family ties are.
The first thing is be sure that you have free mobile to mobile minutes with your mom or dad, but there must be one. They are going to be the shoulder to cry on as you struggle your freshman year. I suggest you...