What you need TO BE A SUCCESS AT SCHOOL
BAG : to CARRY ALL YOUR BOOKS..make it cute and Fashionable, but if you have a ton of books get a rolling back pack , your back will thank you for it.
JEANS: STAPLE FOR A BUSY LIFE - the Gap is having a sale on all their 1969 Jeans.. so cute
Text BOOKS: TEXT BOOKS ARE EXPENSIVE SO REMEMBER THE PROFESSORS ALMOST ALWAYS ADD A BOOK ON RESERVE, IF NOT YOU CAN GO to HALF WITH SOME ONE ELSE AND SHARE THE BOOK AND STUDY TOGETHER
But if you need to buy the text go to Ebay or Half.com.. they might have the book cheaper.. also don't write on your book if you are planning on reselling it. The bookstore will pay less for books with markings.
Also sale it to a student and not the bookstore, they will give you less than what it is worth or list it on ebay.
LAPTOP: ALTHOUGH ALL SCHOOLS HAVE COMPUTER ROOMS IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND AN EMPTY COMPUTER. SO TELL YOUR PARENTS TO HELP YOU GET ONE..AND IF YOU ARE AND INDEPENDENT STUDENT THIS WILL BE THE BEST MONEY SPENT EVER .
COLOR PENS..FOR WHAT Doodling.. YEAH BUT ALSO FOR TAKING NOTES.
TAPE RECORDER/ OR LAPTOP THAT RECORDS LECTURES: BUT ALWAYS ASK PERMISSION FROM YOUR PROFESSOR BEFORE YOU START RECORDING SOME PREFER YOU DON'T , WHILE OTHERS ENCOURAGE IT.
NETWORK: No Not with friends.. that is a given , but network with the Faculty and staff. Remember when you are looking for scholarships, internships and applying to Grad school you will need 3 letters of recommendations. So let the faculty get to know you and let them see your interest and potential.. it will benefit you in the long run. Trust me
SUPPORT: Find a support group specially if you are a first generation college student. This will be very beneficial to you in the long run.
IF YOU WANT YOU CAN ADD ME AS YOUR FRIEND AND WHEN EVER YOU HAVE A QUESTION JUST CONTACT ME AND I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP.
PASS KNOWLEDGE; Just like I am doing, don't forget to pass it on to others remember we are the firsts therefore We Need To Hold The Door Open To Let Others In, and not be selfish and close it behind us.
MY RECOMMENDATIONS.: FIRST SEMESTER take a light load.. an also take a class that you love, like dance, aerobics , swimming , art , what ever it might be.. that is very good to relax and it helps you a lot.
If you are a bit nervous.. tell your self you are excited and tell your self you are ready for this new venture.. try to do your best and don't be afraid to ask for help.. ask questions and you will be ok..
Get to know your campus.. walk around and see what is where and also be cautious specially when you are in the parking structures.. remember almost all Universities are Open Campuses.. anyone can walk in
ID:: you will have to take an ID picture.. so wear something that you love , you will be stuck with that Picture..for a couple of years .. or until you loose it =( but then you are going to have to pay to retake the picture and sometimes like in my school they want to use the same picture on file =(..ugh@!
Well Good Luck and get your Brain on Study Mode.. Forget about all those mean HS Teachers that might have said you were not college material , I tell you, you are and University life is so much easier than High School... you make your own schedule..and choose the days you want to go to school.
Also make an appointment with your ACADEMIC advisor.. go to the Grown Ups.. not the student workers.. they can be mean and remember they are students. Make it a habit to go to the Deans Office and ask them to guide you in your college career and choose an Advisor.. it can be any Professor, so choose one that you like and that's looks like He/ She knows a couple of things.
PLAGIARISM: Don't DO IT!! it can get you kicked out from School.. what is it?
I will use WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism
Notice I am giving credit to the source and I am in no way claiming that this is my original thought or work and neither are they , they reference 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plagiarism, as defined in the 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, is the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work." Within academia, plagiarism by students, professors, or researchers is considered academic dishonesty or academic fraud and offenders are subject to academic censure, up to and includingexpulsion. In journalism, plagiarism is considered a breach of journalistic ethics, and reporters caught plagiarizing typically face disciplinary measures ranging from suspension to termination. Some individuals caught plagiarizing in academic or journalistic contexts claim that they plagiarized unintentionally, by failing to include quotations or give the appropriate citation. While plagiarism in scholarship and journalism has a centuries-old history, the development of the Internet, where articles appear as electronic text, has made the physical act of copying the work of others much easier.
In other Words.. don't Cheat and copy someone Else's work, stories, thought be it written spoken or from On line sources with out giving that source credit. And by all means NEVER EVER buy a Report or a Term Paper from On line.. Professors Know.. and that can and will get you kicked out from school and it will be hard to get into any other respectable University , because you will be labeled as a Plagiarizer, Thief , Liar, Copy cat.. etc.. etc..
Plagiariser - someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own