Tips For First Student


1. Go to class
New students often hear that in college,"you can go to class anytime you want".NOT TRUE. some classes may seem less interesting thant others, but chollege is not for entertiment. experienced students often say that the more time they spend in class,the less time they need to study outside of class.

2.Learn the campus
One campus tour seldom provides the geograpical knowledge necessary to get around a major university. Become an explorer and spend time locating where major academic and service departements are located. Do'nt a senior who is still trying to find to library.

3. Know The University Has Academic rules
No one memorizes all the rules, but have a copy avalaible. academic policies are usually found on the web page and almost always in the student handbook or catalog.Do not become one of those who says, "But nobody told me".

4. Check out rumors
rumors of all types fly across a campus. While almost all do have a particle of truth, most rumors are lergely fiction. Check program or academic rumors with professors or advisors before changing amything related to class preparation or scheduling.

5. Budget Time
Have a social life, but plan your study time properly. Do not begin to study for a test or write a the night before either is due. Read syyllabi arly for dates and note them on a calender. Remember, sleep is also necessary, so budget fo that as well.

6. Accept Constructive Criticism
keep in mind that when a professor critiques your work, he or she is doing you are favor. This is not personal; any work can be improved. the more "red lines" you see on a paper, the more time that the professor took to point out ways for you to improve. It is very frustrating to see a grade assigned to a paper or test and no comments or feedback as to how that grade was determined or how you can do better next time.

7. Realize that being a student is a full-time job
You can't work hard only one day a week and aearn accebtable grades. look at collegiate life as a full-time career for the present. focus an good academic habits, social skills, and balancing priorities. Now is the time to develop skills that will be expected after graduation in your selected career.

8. Develop an appreciation for the mastery of language
No matter what you major or discipline of interest, the single most important skill for life succes is communication. Understand what language is acceptable and in what situations. how comunicate your skill and thoughts demonstrates the depth of your education.even if your grades in technical courses get you that first job, it is your communication skill-usually in writing-that get your promotion.

9. Become part being a student is a full-time job
Becoming part of the campus comunity is just as important as going to class, writing papers, and taking examps. Don'tjoin ever group, but be selective and participate in activities that will offer balance to your life. take advantage of the variety of university experiences.

10. Get to know your professors before you graduate
Begin by targeting some faculty that you think are worth knowing before you  graduate. who are you likely to have in more than one course? These are the professors who will avaluate your work, supply references for future career options or graduate sghool, and help guide your intellectual development. Most faculty are very approachable; don't let titles of '' professorr" or "doctor'' frighten you. Those titles are their achievement, and these are the people who will help you attain the goals you have set for yourself.