7 Things Graduating Seniors Should Know About College
Great tips, but I really encourage you to click on the “source" below and read the entire article for a greater understanding.
1. You Have Control Over Your Courses – You do not have to confine yourself to the standard.
2. Every Class Counts – There is a lot of redundancy built into high school courses, in college, it’s different. If you miss more than two or three lectures, you are likely to miss out on some content that will be difficult to fill in on your own.
3. You Are Expected to Do a Lot of the Work on Your Own – Figure out when things need to be done and do them, week by week.
4. The Testing Is Often Done by ‘Sampling’ – College exams will not cover every topic or problem discussed in class. Instead, professors often select a representative sample of problems or topics and test the students on only those.
5. College Papers Are More Than Just Reports – College papers usually require analysis and/or research.
6. You Don’t Have to Pick a Major in Your First Year – If you do declare a major at the outset, it is very easy to change your major if you find you don’t like the courses or you aren’t doing well in them.
7. The Professor Would Like to Help You Succeed – You should plan to visit each professor at least once during the semester. The office hour can be one of the few times at college for one-to-one engagement with a genuine expert in the field.
Source: The New York Times