By: Kerri Musick
They say the best way to learn is by making mistakes. I disagree. Feel free to learn from my mistakes so you’re not the obvious n00b on campus at First Four.
Dress for Success: This is garbage. Without fail, every single time, freshman will be dressed to the nine’s the first week of classes. Feel free to dress comfortably, but not Pajama/Snuggie comfortable.
Fountains: Yes, the lake fountains are always on. Frozen pond or 90 degree weather, they’re going to be on.
Library: It’s Halle Library, pronounced the same as Halle Berry. I discovered this tid-bit after 3 months. Don’t do that to yourself.
Planner: Keep it with you for at least a week. There’s a map in the front, that way you don’t have to ask for directions.
Laptops: Most professors don’t care if you bring your laptop to class and take notes. Be sure to ask during syllabus day if they have a preference.
Office Hours: Professors won’t stand behind you and walk you step by step through a math problem because time does not permit. Be proactive in your education and attend their office hours. They’re required to have ten a week, so take advantage of them.
Seating: If you’re in a larger lecture hall, sit in the middle of the first five rows. Studies have shown it engages you more and raises self esteem.