Tuesday Twin Tips: How to Survive Your First Week of Classes

23 Jul

Hello friends!

We’re starting an exciting new series called “Tuesday Twin Tips”.  Basically, we want to share little bits of advice with you, in the hopes that you will benefit from it and apply our knowledge to your life!  For today’s Tuesday Twin Tips (say that 5 times fast), we’re sharing a bit about what we have learned from our college experience so far.

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How to Survive Your First Week of Classes

Summer is almost over! Can you believe it? I’m sure that’s not what you want to hear, but for those of us on a Semester schedule, pretty soon these long, summer days will be a distant memory.  In light of this we thought we’d share a few tips we’ve learned along the way.

You’ve picked up your ID card, maybe walked around campus a few times? Not so bad, right? But now what?

Aim to do this the weekend before classes start:

Get up early: just do it! You’ll thank us later. While the rest of your peers are sleeping here’s what you are going to be doing:

1. Print off your class schedule OR save a snapshot of it on your phone. Note the building and classroom of each of your courses. Now take a little walk around campus. Pretend its Monday and walk around to each of your classrooms.

Why? When everyone else is scrambling to find their classrooms on the first day, you’ll already know where to go. The last thing you want to be is late (and potentially without a desk) on your first day.

2. Set more than one alarm for the first week. It does pay off to prepare.  You are bound to be awake more than asleep for the first few days. Sleep deprivation+excitement+life changes are bound to through off your schedule.

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3. SMILE: Haley and I both went off to school not knowing ANYONE. 2 years later we both have a solid group of friends. How? Being friendly (obviously) is the best way to make friends.

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So smile! If the person you are smiling at isn’t smiling back–well, they are not worth your time!

4. Have fun! These next 4 years of your life are going to be filled with life long memories and memorable learning opportunities.

–The Twins

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One Response to “Tuesday Twin Tips: How to Survive Your First Week of Classes”

  1. jessiebearwhat July 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Cute tips 🙂

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