Avoid These Common Mistakes As A Freshman In College

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Cherish your college years by avoiding these mistakes

Khadejah Stegall Aug, 25, 2017

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The moment you’ve been waiting for is here. No more curfews, no more doing chores for your parents or being tied down under supervision from your high school teacher. Your main priority of attending college is to get an education and graduate in four years with your desired degree. College also teaches you the beginner stage of adulting and finding yourself. Although college is fun, it’s important to avoid some common mistakes first-year students make that can set them back or take away from their college experience.

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You may have procrastinated in high school with your teacher that babied you, but you won’t get away with it in college. If you wait until the last minute to turn in your assignment, you can miss the deadline or give yourself unnecessary stress. Start pro

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It’s easy to stay in your dorm room, watch Netflix, and hang out with the same friends you came to college with, but if you don’t step outside of your comfort zone, you will not get the full freshman experience. Your freshman year is a great chance to exp

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Yes, you’ve heard of the Freshman 15, and it’s very real! You have the freedom to eat whatever you want at whatever time you desire. It’s okay to have fun and explore different food options when you first arrive at college, but eventually, you should tran

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Just because you are a freshman, don’t think that you can’t get involved in anything. Joining different organizations is a fantastic way to meet new people with the same similarities. You could even run for a leadership position!

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Some students can’t handle all the freedom. There is nothing wrong with having a little fun but don’t make the mistake of partying every weekend and on the weekdays. You will lose out on sleep, and it can affect your grades.

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I understand that class is boring and you can hardly understand your professor’s strong accent, but missing class regularly is a big mistake. Some professors usually take attendance, and after a certain number of absences, you will receive a failing grade

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Some freshmen get homesick, and that’s understandable. This may be the first time you are away from family, and you are still trying to transition. It’s OK to go home on holidays and some weekends, but try not to go home too much. There are fun activities

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If you are failing a class or feeling depressed, it’s OK to ask for help! Many people fail classes in college because they were too prideful to ask for the help they needed or think that they are alone in the feelings they have. Asking for help is one of