My Advice to Freshmen
So, you’ve decided to enter college and succeeded to do it – that’s great! I hope that you are proud of yourself, as you’ve done a great job and so much is waiting for you in future! In this essay I want to present a couple of useful tips that will make your adaptation to college life easier and more pleasant.
First of all, you had better forget the order of life that is familiar to you from school. In college no one will force you to study if you don’t want to. But in case you don’t study, you will just get expelled and will lose a considerable amount of time. But is it what you strived for? I don’t think so. In the beginning the overall situation in college will seem strange for you, but the most important thing here is not to get lost and not to get scared. The initial stage of adaptation is hard whenever you change it significantly; thus, you can consider college to be your first adaptation rehearsal.
Always ask questions; especially ask your professors so as not to make extra mistakes. In this way your teachers will see your desire to study and they will definitely like it. As for your classmates, they will also perceive it in the right way if you are self-confident enough to explain them who you are and why you want to study. On the whole, self-confidence is one of the main traits of character, without which a person just cannot achieve anything worthwhile in his life. But don’t worry if you don’t feel in this way when entering college. I am sure that this trait will be properly trained in the course of your studying here.
On balance, I want to…