Freshman College Year

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When college freshmen leave home, a real life epic journey begins! Going to college represents one of the most exciting experiences in the lives of young people. This is especially true for those individuals who plan to live on or near campus and who are "leaving home" for the first time. In such cases, college stands to provide more than just a traditional education; it provides an unforgettable experience in life- and serves as a significant 'right of passage' enabling college freshmen to cross barriers into genuine adulthood.

The independence that goes along with living on campus is sometimes as much of a curse as it is a blessing. College freshmen, in particular, typically endure a substantial number of trials and tribulations which are often detrimental to determining whether or not they will ever go on to become sophomores at all. The lure of parties and the lack of any nearby parental restrictions, rules, or curfews can be liberating and exciting but some freshmen with poor time management skills allow over-partying to lead to under-studying and, as a result, they often go on to miss more classes than they should. The disappearance of any high school-aged concerns that skipping a class will cause one's parents to be called enables some less mature students to take advantage of their newfound freedom and fail to attend an even greater number of classroom lectures. Many students are even unprepared when it comes to living skills and begin to adapt poor eating habits, unhealthy sleeping patterns, and even lousy hygiene! Many young college women become victims of date rape and other sexual crimes. Lives are changed..and any remaining innocence is usually lost.... during the first year of college...

Many college sophomores comment that the faces living on campus during their second year had changed greatly since the first year. Those students that didn't die, drop out, or get expelled over the course of that first year or so, have usually...
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