Monday, October 03, 2005

Freshman advice from a sophomore who survived the the first year

If you’ve been reading any of my blog entries, you’ll know that most of my good ideas come from the people I meet. Life would be boring without the constant stream of interesting people who cross my door.

So, I decided today to ask my friend/student worker/consultant-on-real-student-life for ideas on today’s blog. She promptly came up with a list of student, especially freshmen, related comments. Some of them fun and some serious.

Here are Jamie’s Top Four Tips: (Or “What’s Good Enough to Sound Like it Came from
a Parent but is Straight from a Student’s Mouth”)

1. First Big Exam Weeks.
Jamie's advice: stay calm, study days in advance, get enough sleep the night before,
and eat a good breakfast.

2. Dorm Retreats.
Jamie's advice: Go. Reason: to to stay involved with your dorm and to meet more people you live with.

3. The Facebook:
Jamie's advice: Still big around here. New to freshmen this year. DO NOT (her emphasis) let it consume your spare time or your study time!!!

4. Broene Couseling Center:
Jamie's advice: Go there for anything (stress, relationships, family events, etc.)

Posted by Bonnie Speyers on 10/03 at 09:53 AM
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