My Personal Experience In A New Student Seminar Class

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In your New Student Seminar class this semester, you will learn some of the things I will tell you about in this letter, such as the importance of time management and joining student organizations. However, there are a few things that I wish I had known before attending college. In order to make the transition easier on you, I will tell you about some of my experiences, tips, and the many ways that college has impacted myself as a freshman. As a disclaimer, I should tell you that this is based on my personal experience, and some parts may not apply to you or benefit you. Although, I hope that you will be able to apply some of my advice to your life as a college student. One of the most important things that I have learned in my first semester of college, is that professors are rarely rude or intimidating. From my own experience, my professors were kind and overall easy to talk to. You should not be afraid to speak in class or get to know your professors, because they are…show more content…
Obviously leaving home and getting used to this new environment was a challenge for me at first, but after a week or two of transitioning, I felt used to campus and had adjusted nicely. The biggest struggle that I have each week is waking up for my eight a.m. class. Luckily, I only had to take one morning class each week, but waking up for it is dreadful. Unless you are an early bird, I would absolutely recommend taking later classes if possible. Another adjustment issue that I experienced at the beginning of the semester was understanding professors with accents. My math professor has an accent which I still cannot understand half of the time, but I am able to keep up by paying attention to the board during lectures and learning from the book if something is unclear in my notes. Although there can be miscommunications, it is not hard to remain focused and understand the main concepts that are being

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