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What's it's like being in college?

everybody always says its fun and you get to do what you want but is it really all that's it cracked up to be. I wanna make the right decision and I know I have to experience it for myself but I still would Love some people opinions on it.#college-life #college #college-advice

Thank you comment icon It all depends on you and what college your going to. Honestly you would be influenced by peers and your environment to make certain decisions. But honestly college is where you find your true self and where you stand. It's very hectic but you'll need to learn how to be organized and use your time wisely. Also remember to have fun. It's a once in a life time opportunity. Esther
Thank you comment icon Thank you and yeah okay I understand now. banita
Thank you comment icon College is what you make it. Yeah , don't get me wrong its fun but you also need to know when its time to get to business. In high school your teachers are there to remind you what's coming up. However, in college your professor is not going to remind you anything, they expect you too look at your syllabus weekly and sometimes even daily if your late on assignments there just going to ask where is your syllabus Chardonnay
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Thank you comment icon You have to be responsible in college, but you can also have fun. You need to know that you are PAYING for your education now, and that if you don't want to go to college, it won't be very useful to you. Don't waste your time. But there is a delicate balance of work and play that you need to strike, and it can be hard and overwhelming. Like others have said, you need to develop planning and time management skills as well as be able to kick back and let loose once in a while. College is so stressful sometimes that it's just necessary to let loose every once in a while. Chloe

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Gessie鈥檚 Answer

Being in college in my opinion is truly what you make out of it. If you want to have fun while you are there then you will find the things and the people to have fun with. I remember college being some of my best years. I played hard and I worked even harder. I eventually found a way to strike a balance (and that's really all you need to equip yourself with ) to make those years the best of your years. But I do agree with you when you said you just have to experience it to truly know what it's going to be like.
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Bryant鈥檚 Answer

Hi Banita,

That's so exciting that you are pursuing college and asking about the college experience! In short, College CAN definitely be all that it's all cracked out to be if you seize the opportunities that college presents!

I definitely agree with Gessie in that College is totally what you make of it. I think one of the biggest changes you will experience on day 1 of your college experience is independence. Once in college, you have the independence to decide how involved you are with activities, clubs, lectures as well as what opportunities to you seek.

As a teacher, I always told my high school students that college is exactly what you make of it. My advice for you start doing on day 1 to get the most out of your college experience. You'll see that college gives you a great amount of freedom and independence that you may be experiencing for the first time in your life (especially in a school setting). Take this freedom and seek out all opportunities available to you! Go to office hours, talk to your professors, make a commitment to attend all of your classes and study sessions, seek out tutoring, form study groups with friends/in your dorms etc. etc.

It's so easy for students to not seek out different opportunities and stay in their comfort zone because there isn't anyone telling them that they have to. My advice for you, seek out as much as you can from your college/university and you will undoubtedly have a great experience.

Best of luck as you continue to explore college opportunities!

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Richard鈥檚 Answer

It is more fun than high school. You have more control over your daily schedule.

However you are paying to be there so there will be more personal responsibility. Even though there is less assigned homework, you should actually spend more time reading and studying.
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Divyaa鈥檚 Answer

In college, you have a lot more freedom so it is really up to you how you spend your free time. You have to create a schedule so that you study hard and also have time to relax and have fun. If you end up studying all the time, you are likely to get burnt out, and if you relax and go out all the time, you are more likely to end up with poor grades. Friends will come if you put yourself out there, especially if you go to a big school so I suggest you join some organizations that line up with your interests as soon as possible because I regret not doing so sooner. When it comes to school, it is really all up to you if you want to go to a lecture or skip it and figure out how to make it up but once you start skipping, it is sometimes hard to stop, and then you are behind on a lot of material for an exam.
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