First Term Students

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Bradley Harding
First Term Students

For every college student the first term is always the hardest. In most cases the hardest part in college is the transition from high school to college. The first week of college most students feel isolated and separated from friends. Assuming you don’t know anyone that goes to your school makes it harder to meet new friends. You know you are going to get a lot of work and you must do well on your studies. In order to do well in your studies you are going to have to locate your resources and be comfortable accessing them. While making time to get settled in, you must also arrange time to study. In the first week it may be hard to find time and may be hard to get use to the transaction, but things will get easier, sooner than you might think! Some of the hardest parts of starting college are, feeling isolated, finding resources, and making time to study. In this essay I will make it easier for students to transact to the college life.

The first week or so of college can make you feel very isolated. Being separated from friends and family can be lonely. Not knowing anyone makes it harder to find your way around. In this case you need to continue what you need to do and put yourself out there. You may not meet anyone your first week, you just have to wait and continue doing what you need to do, and remember there are lots of other students out there that are in the same boat as you. So, encourage yourself to put yourself out there. Maybe sit next to someone at lunch that is sitting alone or find someone in the common room to watch TV with. There are many opportunities to find friends you just have to give it time.

Finding resources are great help on homework and make it easier on your studies. Getting the right resources for your studies is very important especially if you don’t have a laptop. Almost all of your resources will be from a book found in the library, or a book you have to order...
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