It’s your first year of university — the most exciting and scary time of your life. While you’re busy processing the emotions, hundreds of new names, and — of course — page after page of homework and reading, it can be a challenge to think critically. Often times, new students are going with the flow and aren’t using their best judgment at all times. That’s why we’re happy that the New York Times is sharing this piece highlighting some great advice for new students FROM new students. Here’s a few samples:
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions and talk to your professors, even in large lecture classes.”
“Fight for the classes or accommodations you need. Don’t make one phone call. Make 10.”
“Get to know your roommates. They can be your best friends or your worst enemies. Try to resolve conflicts instead of creating drama surrounding them.”
“Go to class, be kind to your professors (they’re people too), ask for help when you need it, learn to manage your money and understand that there are going to be days when you don’t think you’re going to make it, but I promise you will.”
Click here to read all of the fantastic advice collected by the NYT.
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