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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    My other piece of advice for when you are 21 is that you can get mixed drinks as a part of mug night. Yes mugs of mix drinks.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    Work your *** off during the week. Party hard on the weekends. When you are of age, take taco tuesday, pint night, and mug night easy. It will make your life much more enjoyable.

    Learned that the hard way. GPA has been on a steady incline since learning these lessons
    This. I know a couple of guys who will just do a little work everyday and then play xbox or watch netflix the rest of the night but they couldn't really party on the weekends because they had too much work to do. You will have way more fun if you get everything done before the weekend and can relax after that.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bu4ISU View Post
    Going into my freshman year.. How does this look?
    Change that Pysch to 11 or later and you will be golden. If an section exists at a later time but is full on the registration site you can still get into that section a large majority of the time.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CyNerd View Post
    8) Treat school like on-the-job training. You are paying for it, make it worth it.
    You can't beat this advice. To take it one step further, let's pretend your earliest class of the week is at 9am. Every day of the week you get up and start your day at 9am. Its job training so get your butt up and do school work from 9-5. Or maybe you only need 9-4. Maybe that's too much for your major so it's Mon-thurs. Whatever you need, do it for set hours and set days. If you are in your room during the day, do you end up watching tv or playing video games?, maybe you need to go to a computer lab or library. Now your evenings and weekends are free to have all the fun you want. Your friends will be dumb enough to be writing papers at midnight on sunday but you'll be drunk and making fun of them.



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    Here is my class schedule. Wish I was going back this fall. :(









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    I wish I could choose classes by professor but in my major there is generally only one teacher teaching the class at one time. 8 am classes were the death of me.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    Change that Pysch to 11 or later and you will be golden. If an section exists at a later time but is full on the registration site you can still get into that section a large majority of the time.
    Couldn't find any of those for 11. Either started at 10 or like 9:15



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bu4ISU View Post
    Couldn't find any of those for 11. Either started at 10 or like 9:15
    They may open up the first week or two. There's a lot of chaos and flux in those couple weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    Work your *** off during the week. Party hard on the weekends. When you are of age, take taco tuesday, pint night, and mug night easy. It will make your life much more enjoyable.

    Learned that the hard way. GPA has been on a steady incline since learning these lessons
    This is great advice taken in conjunction with treating it as pre-employment training. The biggest adjustment most have to college is the amount of free time you have. You're used to spending the last 12 years of school sitting in school all day. Now, you will maybe average 3-5 hours of actual class today, with the rest of your day being up to you. Fight the urge to go home and take a nap, or go home and play X Box and get your work done. You'll appreciate having your nights free, as that is when all the fun takes place anyway.



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    Re: Freshman Advice Thread

    Also; get a part time job if you don't already have one after your first semester or two. After the initial transition, any form of income is good. Donating plasma is something lots of people do as well that can earn you some spending money.



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    The old Edison quote that "80% of success is showing up" is one you want to keep in mind.
    You're paying for it, so go get the most out of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    This is great advice taken in conjunction with treating it as pre-employment training. The biggest adjustment most have to college is the amount of free time you have. You're used to spending the last 12 years of school sitting in school all day. Now, you will maybe average 3-5 hours of actual class today, with the rest of your day being up to you. Fight the urge to go home and take a nap, or go home and play X Box and get your work done. You'll appreciate having your nights free, as that is when all the fun takes place anyway.

    but also take a nap occasionally. You will never regret naps. Especially when you are sleepy at your big kid job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mjacobs View Post
    GET MEAL BUNDLES. I didn't figure out you could get to slices of Godfather pizza, chips, apples, a cookie, and a drink until 3/4 of the way through my freshman year. It's nice when you wanna just grab your food and go back to the dorm and eat/study.
    never were around friley as a freshman?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    never were around friley as a freshman?
    I lived in Richardson Court. So not really. East Side Market has the best meal bundles by the way.



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    Clyde's was my jam when I lived in Friley. Got the Cajun chicken sandwich all the time.



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