Start Your Preparation: Rules for Freshers Which You Must Know
Your high school years are behind you and now it is time to prepare for college. If you do not start making a list soon, you might find yourself a little overwhelmed with all the work that needs to be done ahead of time. I know that many students want to be prepared, but some just do not know where to start and what to do. Here are some rules you have to do if you want to be fully prepared the day you want into college.
College is going to be a bit harder than high school and one way you can prepare yourself is by reading as much as possible. Get into the habit now, because with the coursework load you will be receiving, there is going to be a lot of reading to do. You do not have to read academic books, but instead just start reading anything you enjoy. It’s not about learning right now, but rather about the habit of reading.
Have you thought about finding a personal statement consultant or are you going to try to master his by yourself? You will be required to write a professional personal statement that reflects you in the best way possible. Familiarize yourself with the rules and requirements of this essay before you get started. You can also find a lot of personal statement help online to get you off on a good foot.
This may have nothing to do with the actual coursework, but it is going to be an important part of your college experience. Your high school friends may not attend the same college as you, so you are going to have to make some new friends. Work on your social skills by communicating with new people or simply practice by yourself. Know how you are going to approach the social scene and how much you want to be part of it.
Start by managing your time effectively, because you are going to need it when you start college. A lot will be required of you and you might have to do it in a short space of time. Set challenges for yourself and write down a plan on how you are going to master everything on your plate successfully. Look at some online tools that can help you manage your time, because there are plenty effective ones specifically designed for students.
Keep in mind that you need to pack wisely. You may not have access to a washing machine between going home and staying on the campus. Bring enough clothes to last you a while. Approach this in an organized manner by making a list of everything you need to take. It is very easy to forget something through all the excitement so be sure to start gathering your essentials early on. You do not want to be spending unnecessary money when you forget something.
Start looking for part-time jobs available close to your campus before you even arrive at college. Many students find work to help them support their own social activities. Tuition is already expensive and if you want to buy new clothes or go out for drinks, at least you’ll have some extra money. Be quick on this though as many of the other students will probably be doing the same. Find something where you can still focus on your studies effectively.
Before you officially leave the comfort of your home, you need to have a talk with yourself. This is going to be a great opportunity and an exciting new venture towards a better future. Talk some motivation into yourself and let all the doubts go. This time is going to pass so quickly and you have to believe that you can balance everything that is coming your way. Have a few minutes in your room just motivate yourself before you hit the road.
It’s go time
Now that you have fully prepared for college, it’s time to get going. Make sure your commute is sorted out and say your goodbyes. Do not get too overwhelmed by the idea of leaving home, because this is the first step into becoming independent. You are the one who is going to have to determine how good or bad you will do at college, but first, you have to get out of your comfort zone.
This journey is going to be incredible for you and it is going to change your life forever. You want to look back at these years and have fond memories. It is all good and well to have fun times during your college years, but if that is not paired with good results, it may not be worth your while. Remain focused on why you are there and you will find your own balance. Good luck!
John Smith is a guest post writer. His hobby is traveling, golf and history. John is an active and
enthusiastic guy and enjoys his life.