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Invaluable Pieces of Advice for New College Students

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Once high school is over, you might be rejoicing at the fact that you will no longer be at the mercy of a pre-determined bedtime, and that your parents will no longer have complete control over you. You look forward to having that sense of freedom you have been longing for. But be wary.

College life is not just all about having fun and living the life. It is more about becoming more responsible, independent and mature to handle new challenges and situations. It is going to be far different from high school in so many ways but here are some valuable pieces of advice to help you get through college life.

Extend yourself

According to The New York Times, if your goal is to be successful as a freshman, you should learn how to figure things out on your own. Go out of your comfort zone, and be willing to learn as you go along. Do something that you have never done in high school.

Be open to everything

Starting out in college is your chance to be open to everything, according to The Huffington Posts. This is the time when you will have a lot of self-discoveries, and you will learn what you really want to do and whatever attracts you. You will be surprised at how these things can work together for your success.

Do your work

As a college student, your top responsibility is to attend your classes and pass your subjects. You are not being pressured to graduate with flying colors. The most important thing is that you learn the things you need to learn to prepare you for your future career.

Just be yourself

Do not ever compare yourself with others. In college, you will meet hundreds or thousands of people and it is easy to feel a little lost, but remember that each one of us is unique. You have your own strengths and weaknesses and you have your entire four years to leverage on your strengths while you overcome the weakness.

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