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Old 08-11-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default College Life 101

I am moving to Ohio in roughly 9 days to go to school. I am going to play college baseball at a small JUCO, then transfer to a D2 University.

I am a little nervous/scared about leaving home and the whole "college life" in general considering I will be by myself until I get settled in and make friends etc.

What should I expect, how to handle situations etc? Pretty much the basics of it etc.
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Register for classes you're interested in. If you dislike your major (but choose it because you think its a guaranteed job after college) then the chances of you actually making it to class are reduced.

Avoid self-paced classes, unless you're just one of the few disciplined freshman who can stay on top of things. Saving all the work for the last couple of weeks of the semester- when you'll be cramming for other finals, is a disaster.

If you're rooming with someone via pot-luck selection, then set boundaries. Hell- write up a damn contract if you feel like it might help.


Ultimately- when in doubt; GO TO CLASS. Its the easiest thing in the world to skip class, to sleep in, go out, whatever...but even if you go out, even if you're exhausted, hung over, whatever...drag your ass out of bed and go to class.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:48 AM   #3
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BTW- you might need a separate thread for "Ohio 101 - How to Survive the Worst State in the US"
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #4
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BTW- you might need a separate thread for "Ohio 101 - How to Survive the Worst State in the US"


I got this a few weeks back while on Sam Rittenberg heading to the airport, that should answer most of the questions of why Ohio sucks, they steal everything like most Yankees!!





As far as College life, just do the right thing and enjoy life it'll go by really fast!
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:13 PM   #5
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As far as College life, just do the right thing and enjoy life it'll go by really fast!

This might seem like an obvious thing for most people- but it bears repeating.
We all know "carpe diem" and "life is short" but really, take time to enjoy every single thing. I look back on my 4 years at Carolina and, while I loved it, there's much I wish I could have done.

Do it all.

You're young- you can rest when you're old.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:17 PM   #6
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Not to make light of it, but college was one of the easiest things I've ever done. You'll be fine.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:31 PM   #7
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Good news is that baseball is gonna consume a lot of your time. But with that you will have a built in social group with guys who obviously share some of your interest.

Don't immediately find a serious relationship. Build up your social network before finding one person who consumes your time.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:39 PM   #8
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you are paying for college...go to class

Get to know your professors as well as you get to know your coaches. College seems overwhelming but in the grand scheme of things it is a walk in the park. Good luck
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:59 PM   #9
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Study Hard, Party Hard - And be sure to do it in that order.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:35 PM   #10
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Go to class.

Freedom is awesome but can also bite you in the butt. It's Ohio, so expect the girls to be aggressive and pasty.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:39 PM   #11
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college is easy, its whats after college that isn't.

many temptations in college. Just be smart about it.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:42 PM   #12
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Be sure to wrap it up!

Also try to meet as many new people as possible.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:54 PM   #13
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Sit in the front row.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:12 PM   #14
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Sit in the front row.
In addition to this simple, yet great point- if the professor asks a question, do NOT make eye contact unless you know the answer!
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:31 PM   #15
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Go to class. And try to never leave.
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join clubs, go to fairs etc .. meet many people
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:59 PM   #17
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What school are you going to?
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"Be relatively intelligent."-Father of a fraternity brother

Don't stick your dick in crazy.

Always take the route, no matter the detour, that takes you past the freshman girls sunbathing.

Even if you aren't going to be a business major, take some 100 level business courses. You never know if or when you will have your own business and having basic knowledge of business helps immensely.

Honestly, I wish I had taken the max allowable class hours per semester in college because looking back there are so many things I wish I had a better grasp on. I also wish I had taken like an hour or two a day to just go to the library, review notes, do homework, and/or study. I did way too many all nighters and in the library til 4 am nights.

Don't take 2 5 hour energys back to back, I did that once, and there was a 30 minute stretch in the middle where I was completely useless.

Take a B12 pill and drink 2 tall glasses of water after a night out before bed. Trust me.

Get a small coffee maker and bring it to the library if you do need to study or write or whatever overnight. I did that during my senior sem paper and I probably brewed 10 pots of coffee for myself and my other classmates who originally made fun of me and then around 2 am came over with cups asking for good coffee, not the shitty stuff the school made.
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Best advice I have in terms of the actual work itself is don't wait until the last minute, get it done in advance.

As far as making friends, don't be afraid to talk to people. Talk to people around you.

Oh yeah, they'll pick on your accent. Don't take it personally.
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Don't get in a relationship until you have enjoyed your first two maybe three years haha
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