May 26, 2007 11:51 PM

If I were a Cal freshman again, I would...

If I were a Cal freshman again, I would...

1. Check out a few clubs, join a club and actually get involved with it a little bit.

2. Go out to explore the place. Don’t just stay in the room 24/7. Go out to Shattuck on weekends even though it’s a bit of a walk. Go to SF once in a while.

3. Go to office hours, both professor office hours and GSI office hours. You hear this from me, from the staff at orientation, from other students, and chances are you still won’t go to them. But you really should.

4. Avoid getting behind in class. Once you fall behind, it is almost impossible to catch up. This also means to start papers and projects early. Just do it!!!

5. Make friends in classes just in case you miss something and particularly if you like to work in groups.

6. Set up a pattern of studying and keep it up. Go to the library or the academic centers often if you study well there.

7. Try to get decent-good grades, but don’t ONLY do schoolwork.

8. Take personal inventories. Try to think about what you want out of each day, of each week, of each semester, and of college in general. Try to complete these goals.

Basically, any advices that could be passed on to prospective students are welcomed and will be greatly appreciated!!!

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