College is your chance to become who you want to be.
Everything is up to you and it is nothing like high school. In
high school almost everything you did was planned for you by others. What
courses you took, when you took them, what/when you ate, when your laundry got
done, the list could go on and on. In college you're on
your own with nobody to watch your back and make sure things get done. You have complete freedom to become a
success, don't let
college you will meet people from every walk of life. They will be from
different areas, they will be all different ages, races, backgrounds, and beliefs.
Don't shut yourself up in a self-made cultural shell and lock yourself away from
them. Just because they haven't been your friends since kindergarten doesn't
mean they won't be good friends with you now. You can learn a lot from other
people if you give them a chance.
how to address your instructors -
instructors prefer to be formal, others are comfortable on a first name basis.
Be on the safe side, if they are a Dr. use that title. They may
come up and say, "You know, you can call me Bob.," later on.
The first class is important! -
The first meeting of each class you take is very
important. During the first class the tone will be set for the rest of the term.
You'll get your syllabus, learn about the professor's grading policies, what is
required of you, and when things are due. Don't miss the first meeting!
Good luck! - College can be one of the
most rewarding times of your life. Take advantage of it!