1. Are you freaking out about going to college?
2. to many students, skipping class is too big a temptation to resist, especially if it’s a big lecture
hall class where the professssor doesn't know you.
3. you need to take the syllabi from all of your classes and figure out when readings need to be
done and when assignments are due.
4. don't be afraid to ask for help from your professors and classmates, and seek additional help
from academic advisors, the campus study skills center and the writing lab. 5. your social life has to come second to your school work, and your parents and teachers won’t be
around to make sure that happens.
6. the first semester in the freshman year is about learning how to be a college student. 7. on-campus living vs off-campus living
First of all, for first-time students, coming and living on campus in dormitories can provide a
certain level of security because of its proximity to campus facilities since commuting without a
car can be quite and experience, especially when you have to commute long distance. Often in
dormitories, meals might be provided, and this can allow students to devote time to their studies,
rather than housekeeping. But students should also be aware that they’ll be required to abide by
certain regulations dealing with student conduct as part of the contract of living on campus.
Another option is off-campus living in apartments, and like living in dormitories, living in an
apartment requires little or no maintenance specifically because usually it is handled by
someone else. Also when you live off campus, there might be a certain amount of flexibility in
choosing roommates, which you might not have when living on campus. But you should be
aware that tenants may be responsible for furnishing their own apartments. 8. Stress is the “wear and tear” our bodies experience as we sdjust to our continually changing
environment; it has physical and emotional effects on us and can create positive or negative
feelings. As a positive influence, stree can help compel us to action; it can result in a new
awareness and an exciting new perspective. As a negative influence, it can result in feelings of
distrust, rejection, anger, and depression, which in turn can lead to health problems such as
headaches, upse stomach, rashes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
As we have seen, positive stress adds anticipation and excitement to life, and we all thrive
under a certain amount of stress. Deadlines, competitions, confrontations and even our
frustrations and sorrows add depth and enrichment to our lives. Our goal is not to eliminate
stress, which, in reality, is mission impossible, but to learn how to manage it and how to use it
to help us. Insufficient stree acts as a depressant and may leave usfeeling bored or dejected; on
the other hand, excessive stress may leave us feeling “tied up in knots”. What we need to do is
to find the optimal level of stree which will individually motivate but notowerwhelm each of us.
There is no single level of stree that is optimal for all people. We are all individual creatures
with unique requirements. What is distressing to one may be a joy to another. And even when
we agree that a particular event is distressing, we are likely to differ in our physiological and
psychological responses to it. However, it has been found that most illness is related to
unrelieved stress. If you are experiencing stress symptoms, you have gone beyond your optimal
stress level; you need to reduce the stress in your life and improve your ability to manage it.
9. Nowadays, campus romance is getting popular and there are more and more lovers appearing
on our campus. It’s not uncommon to see young lovers wandering around us hand in hand,
shoulder by shoulder. It seems that campus love has already become a kind of fashion, which
has been taken for granted too much by college students. Some students say “love can be bred
everywhere and campus is no exception”.