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”)
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.)