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Can anyone give me advice about university?
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Posted 1/21/17 , edited 1/22/17
wow. I learn things I never heard before. I guess experience people are the best then.
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Posted 1/21/17 , edited 1/22/17
Only advice I can give is simple. Go to class.

Don't be lazy and go back to sleep instead of going to that 8am lecture hall class that doesn't take attendance. I don't know your circumstances, but for me college was the first time out of the purview of my parents. I did well in my first semester and figured I could continue to do just fine with less work. 2nd semester I got a D, an F, and an A in 3 courses. Guess which class was small and took attendance.
Posted 1/22/17 , edited 1/22/17
Prepare to spend a ton of money on renting or buying books. That aspect of university was just ridiculous.

Like others have said, apply for scholarships or grants! I was able to get a few good ones, and thanks to that, I graduated debt free.

I'm not sure if you're in America, but there's this one website where students "review" professors and let you know if the professor is worth taking or not. For instance, they'll let you know if the professor is helpful at all during lecture or office hours, how difficult the course material was, and overall how the class was ran. Here's a link if you're interested. Just search for the university you're going to. https://www.ratemyprofessors.com

If that's not an option for you, you may want to ask friends that are or will be attending the university with you what it may be like. Chances are they may have done their own research on the subject or have first hand experience.
Posted 1/23/17 , edited 1/25/17
Get your apples from the tree, some places will offer cheaper classes with less credibility and some will charge more for the same. The worst are the ones that only charge to enroll in a course they don't control and the fee is to act as middleman (it's a scam).
I found that a lot of the stuff I studied were like the filler arcs to justify charging as much as they did and consuming as much of my time as possible.
Find out what textbooks you'll be paying the teacher to tell you to read and read it without being told first to know almost exactly what the course will be like.
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Posted 1/24/17 , edited 1/25/17
Oh yeah, some everywhere advice: know first aid.
This one first aid officer at school was more worried about covering herself than calling an ambulance and dragged me around with metal sticking out of my eye to deal with her concerns first.
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Posted 1/29/17 , edited 1/29/17
Depending on your academic prowess, you may come to cherish the term "Pass Conceded".

In some universities in Australia, students have adopted a mantra of "PC's get degrees"
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Forum clean up ^,^ removing posts from over a year ago!
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