Even though we don’t want to admit it we all want “tips” on how to survive freshman year in college. I’m a freshman so I’m not saying that I’m an expert at this but from researching information and talking to some friends and family that have gone through their freshman year in college I can share some tips with you that can hopefully help the rough the year. Body: Point 1:We come into college and most of us don’t know anyone. Making friends in college can sometimes be really awkward because you don’t want to seem too forward. I mean I’m pretty sure people will think you’re creepy if you start telling them your whole life story.
Just start off by telling them the simple information about you like your name, where you come from, and what made you choose Texas State. Once you get to know that person and its seems that you two are friends then you can start letting them know more about you. But like I said before don’t tell them more than they need to know because then they II probably start slowly walking away. One tip you can remember is that wherever you go around campus, whether its in class or just sitting in the lobby of your residence hall, is to introduce yourself to the person next to you every time you sit down.
Start up a conversation with at least one new person each day. I mean I don’t promise that you’ll become best friends with that person but at least you’ll meet someone new. Not all, but maybe some of us didn’t do this when we first moved in. I’ll admit, at the beginning of the year I didn’t think about doing this because was really shy and scared of what people would think of me if I would randomly walk up to them and say “Hey my name is Claire be my friend. Didn’t want people to think of me as a creep.
But from the information I got online at collegiate. Com now know and hopefully you know how to socialize with people we meet for the near future. Point 2: Now that you know about making friends let see how we can get involved in extra activities in college. We tell ourselves that we are too busy or that we don’t want our grades to suffer by getting involved in clubs. We have to explore opportunities if we want to have something to do other than be stuck in our rooms that feel like we’re in a dungeon.
Participating in community service, joining a fraternity or sorority, joining a intramural sport, or just getting involved in residence life will not only be a blast but it’s a great way to meet people. According to coelenterate’s. Com joining a club can be the best decision you make during your freshman year. You make memories that will last and develop growing friendship’s. My mistake this semester was that didn’t join any intramural sports in my residence hall. I thought I wouldn’t have time for it or that just wouldn’t like it but once saw y friends join and have a good time I regretted not joining flag football or volleyball.
I realized that if I had joined I would’ve had plenty of time in my schedule to attend practices and the games. Now I know that can join in spring intramural sports for next semester. Don’t let your shyness or your doubts hold you back from getting involved in clubs you never know you might have fun joining a frat or intramural sport. Don’t make my mistake because then you’ll realize how much fun you are missing out on. Point 3: Even though getting involved is important remember why we came to Texas State in the first place.
Our education, its important and ifs the reason why We are paying thousands Of dollars to attend so We need to remind ourselves to keep our grades up. I’m not saying you have to study all day and night but we need to prioritize our needs. Our needs are not staying up late watching Nettles, or going to the super cool frat party from last night, or even hanging out with friends at two in the morning. Don’t think that I’m saying this and forbidding you from doing this because I’m not your mother you can do whatever you want.
I’m just letting you know that getting distracted and going to parties ALL the time are not going to get you good grades. I may not be the girl that goes crazy and parties all the time but the little things do distract me. I would rather take naps or watch TV than start studying or do homework theft due the following day. One big tip is don’t procrastinate. Just because I do it doesn’t mean you should too. So far I have all Bi’s in my classes but would like to have all Ass. I won’t get these Ass if I decide to party or just not study.