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feature : word on ths street
May 17th, 2006
Word on the Street : College Advice

“What are the best and worst things about college? What advice can you give to new students?”

Syed, 19
The best thing about college is the freedom to choose your courses and major. The worst thing is writing papers. My advice to students is to is to study hard and pull through.
John, 20
The best things is the freedom to do what you want but that can be a bad thing. It's not like high school and you're assigned things and they stay on you. It is important to stay focused because there are so many people here.
Sarwar, 22
The worst thing about college is testing. I am against testing because not everyone does well on tests. The best thing is that you make a lot of friends and create a network. The best thing to know is that you learn as you go and from experience.
Alexandria, 21
The best thing about school is to advance in your career. You'll do better with a college degree than a high school diploma. The worst thing is having to show up. It's important to pay attention in class. Do that you have to do to get through.
Samantha, 19
Meeting new people is the best thing. Being at school, seeing so many types of people, an getting a whole new experience. It's hard that you can just sleep in instead of going to class. College is all about being responsible and realizing you're an adult now.
Isabella, 18
Freedom can be one of the worst things. You don't know what to do with yourself. You get to be exposed to new cultures and ideas. Don't close anyone out. Get to know all kinds of people.
Jennifer, 19
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to balance what you have to do. But one of the best things is that you get to meet so many new people, but you get to learn more about what is out there, new cultures, and joining new groups that you wouldn't typically have considered participating in. It's important to manage your time and take things one step at a time, not get over-involved, but try to be open and experience as much as you can.


 
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