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Premeds: DON'T CRAM.

I cannot stress that enough. Don't study for exams the night before because trust me, you will not do well. I learned the importance of time management in college. I used to cram when I was in high school, but this method does not work in college.
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Homework first before Before BFs/GFs
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23 / F / world
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i'm still in high school but there are obvious rules
-cooperate with roomates to switch clothes...and if you like the outfit enough, borrow it and never give it back. jk
-save money
-study hard
-not too much partying

to the ramen part. that's unhealthy with all the microwaving. though that did occur to my mind
so bring all supplies needed like a whole cart of water so you don't have to by the bottles for 3 dollars each
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Posted 8/9/08 , edited 8/9/08
hmm...

1. Always have good communication with your professor. Good communication=leeways, if there is something happening next week and you won't be able to turn in your paper, if you talk to your professor about your situation he/she would probably let you turn it in at later date from when it is due. OF COURSE it depends on all professors, but it doesn't hurt to try.

2. Also, STUDY GROUPS is the best thing that will ever help you. As soon as the first class starts, introduce yourself to your classmates and grab some phone numbers, emails, etc. and start making your group. At least have 2-3 people. This will help you if you aren't sure or don't understand on a particular problem or subject. Plus it will boost your motivation to study and you can feel that everyone in your group supports each other to do well.

3. Flip Flops anyone? I dunno everyone in my college wears flip flops.

4. If you go to a university, the food over there is expensive. ( i know bec. when i went to UNLV, i would spend at least 10 bucks a day) and that was just a panda express bowl with a soft drink O.o Anyways, I started at 8 am. and ended at 7pm. so basically i was there all day. It's just better to bring your own food and drink, because you'll just be wasting your money everyday. And there will be lots of temptations, because there are so many fast food places, plus starbucks, jamba juice or other poplular beverage. SAVE MONEY!

5. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS look for used books.

For me to distinguish "College" and "University", is that college is undeniably cheaper, period.
Posted 8/9/08
When I asked for some words of wisdome from my friends who are at uni, one of my them immediately piped up with:

"Whatever you do, don't have sex with a random stranger on the first night."

So there ya go.
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Posted 8/9/08
~Bring a print-out of an e-book or fanfiction of some sort for you to read when your clinical instructor or professor's lectures would bore you to death. Make sure it is font size 4-6, three columns and all margins per page are used to its limits.

~Read a chapter ahead. Seriously, these teachers love giving pre-tests to students which are graded. They are severely whacked.

~Lay off the booze. It is uncool to have a hangover the day of an important test.

~Install an awesome game to your cellphone. Play it when lectures turn into some distant rant you wouldn't want to hear.

~Have your I-pod ready and filled with an awesome playlist. Music can rid you of daytime stress.

~Bring a guitar. Personally I love playing and singing some songs with my friends. It relieves stress and boredom.

~Make sure your lappie is fully charged.

~Eat breakfast. Cafeteria food in the morning taste like cardboard and most of the clerks in every stall are zoned-out early in the AM to pay close attention to what they are serving you.

~Lastly, don't get too stressed out. Chillax and learn to have fun.



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Posted 8/9/08
grab as much sleep as you can!
stay physically active as much as possible so you don't get all fat.
used books are good, bumming/borrowing a book whenever possible is better
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Posted 8/9/08 , edited 8/9/08
if you live on campus:
»dont party hard / drink alcohol (u dont want hangovers)
»save as much as u can
»if you get a little hungry, dont buy junk foods, grab a piece of fruit (u dont wanna get fat)
»borrow your roommate's clothes (with his/her permission)

if you are commuting:
»take into account your commuting time, u dont want to be late
»eat at home as often as you can

for both:
»buy used books
»dont skip classes it can affect your financial aid, plus is better to be late than no being there at all. trust me
»dont hesitate to ask for help
»take notes even if its not required
»listen when ur teacher says "this is very important" or repeats something a lot, that means its gonna be on the test.
»dont cram / procrastinate... u'll regret it later.. again trust me on this

finally...

»have fun«


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in the US (where i live), college is less expensive than university, but both terms describe the same level of education, so both terms are used interchangeably.

in mexico (where im from), college is a private institution (very expensive), and university isnt (not as expensive as college).

it all depends on where you live and where you come from, so stop the fighting already!
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Posted 8/9/08

ttatza wrote:

if you live on campus:
»dont party hard / drink alcohol (u dont want hangovers)
»save as much as u can
»if you get a little hungry, dont buy junk foods, grab a piece of fruit (u dont wanna get fat)
»borrow your roommate's clothes (with his/her permission)

if you are commuting:
»take into account your commuting time, u dont want to be late
»eat at home as often as you can

for both:
»buy used books
»dont skip classes it can affect your financial aid, plus is better to be late than no being there at all. trust me
»dont hesitate to ask for help
»take notes even if its not required
»listen when ur teacher says "this is very important" or repeats something a lot, that means its gonna be on the test.
»dont cram / procrastinate... u'll regret it later.. again trust me on this

finally...

»have fun«


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in the US (where i live), college is less expensive than university, but both terms describe the same level of education, so both terms are used interchangeably.

in mexico (where im from), college is a private institution (very expensive), and university isnt (not as expensive as college).

it all depends on where you live and where you come from, so stop the fighting already!







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Posted 8/9/08

ttatza wrote:

if you live on campus:
»dont party hard / drink alcohol (u dont want hangovers)
»save as much as u can
»if you get a little hungry, dont buy junk foods, grab a piece of fruit (u dont wanna get fat)
»borrow your roommate's clothes (with his/her permission)

if you are commuting:
»take into account your commuting time, u dont want to be late
»eat at home as often as you can

for both:
»buy used books
»dont skip classes it can affect your financial aid, plus is better to be late than no being there at all. trust me
»dont hesitate to ask for help
»take notes even if its not required
»listen when ur teacher says "this is very important" or repeats something a lot, that means its gonna be on the test.
»dont cram / procrastinate... u'll regret it later.. again trust me on this

finally...

»have fun«


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in the US (where i live), college is less expensive than university, but both terms describe the same level of education, so both terms are used interchangeably.

in mexico (where im from), college is a private institution (very expensive), and university isnt (not as expensive as college).

it all depends on where you live and where you come from, so stop the fighting already!







sensible and practical advise
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Posted 8/10/08

digs wrote:

I am going to college in about 3 weeks... Any advice for people who are commuting from home?


bring your own lunch
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Posted 8/27/08
Be yourself and don't try to change just to fit-in (<----I know that sounds cheezie but it's true!)

-Start saving your money for college stuff NOW especially if dorming.
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Posted 8/27/08
make sure you stay healthy at college. so many people come back fatasses!! they have gyms at colleges ya know. dont party all night everynight and stay up all the time eating shit food. that kinda stuff catches up to you.
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76 / M / california
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Posted 8/27/08
dont carry a condom in a wallet or pocket too long, it can get small holes and you dont want htat.

Also, after sex, even if you used a condom, inject some spermicide, you can never be too safe
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Posted 9/1/08
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