The place where it can make you or break you. We can all relate to being excited, nervous, and scared all at the same time once we got to Texas State. We were no longer big bad seniors walking the halls of high school, but scared little freshman walking around this University looking for our class and at one point getting lost. We are all freshman in college, and although we’ve already been here for about 2 months we sometimes still need help on specific things.
Although we are currently going through our first semester and only need five more weeks to finish we still need some advice. 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 throughout the year.
Body: Point 1 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 hem 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’ll 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 errors 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 I 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. ” I didn’t want people to think of me as a creep. But from the information I got online at collegiate. Mom now I 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 fife 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 Informative Speech By Californian freshman year.
You make memories that will last and develop growing friendship’s. My mistake this semester was that I didn’t Join any intramural sports in my residence hall. I thought I wouldn’t have time for it or that I Just wouldn’t like it but once I saw my 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 I 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 it’s the reason why we are eying 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 Nettling, 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 that’s 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 I would like to have all As. I won’t get these As if I decide to party or Just not study. Conclusion: In conclusion, these “tips” should not only help us during our first year of college but for the rest of our college experience as well. If we want to survive our Irishman year we need to do that by making friends, get involved, and keeping our grades up.
Remember making friends is scary at first but once you get to know them everything gets better from there. Also don’t be stuck in your room doing nothing and get involved in different clubs. And lastly, have fun but keep your grades up. Nothing is worse than being told that you can’t come back next year because of your low GAP. Once we are upperclassmen, and know these tips we can help freshman that are in the same situation as us. By following these tips we can all survive our freshman year.