Top 10 College Mistakes! (Freshman Year)

Top 10 College Mistakes! (Freshman Year)

August 20, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


Hey, everyone. My name is Ally today. We’re going to do a [back-to-school] Advice type of video a lot of you guys asked me Can you [give] me some tips for college for Freshmen for back-to-school? Also, I thought why not do this video, so let’s get started I? Made the mistake as a freshman to not study until the day before an exam, so when you’re in college Homework is not as emphasized as much as it was in high school in high school. You can honestly slack off and When I entered college it was a quarter system, so it went by very quickly in 10 weeks You pretty much have to learn everything you would have to in 17 weeks, so you don’t really have [that] Extra time to kind of you know sit back Maybe go hang out with it with your friends and still study later, but on a quarter system You really have to be on your toes all the time So a really good tip to keep in mind would be for every hour of [lecture] You should be studying at least two hours so if you have a or unit class that’s at least eight hours [of] studying per [week], so It’s really hard. You know to study eight hours a week but if you space it out like an hour a day or even like 20 minutes go over your notes the night before and You’ll be solid Getting distracted by a relationship. I think everyone can [relate] to this Anytime you’re in a relationship You just get caught up in it [and] all you want to do is be with that person and your priorities are just Completely off balance, and you should be mainly focusing on school, and that’s the reason why you’re there in college, right? Unless you’re there to meet people That’s up to you, but in college [I] feel like you should just try to manage your time better because being in a relationship Takes up a lot of time, and if you’re fighting or if it’s not going well Then it can affect your mood, and you might just not [be] in the mindset for school the way. You should be I Didn’t try to be enough people and in college. There’s so many people around you and as a freshman I was so shy, and I just didn’t really know how to meet people so [I] was just going to stay to myself sometimes just stayed my room a lot and It isn’t really helpful because if you stay in your room, no, one’s gonna. See you unless you leave your door open that’s another good tip if you leave your door open people are more likely to talk to you in your dorm and You know there’s people who sit who sits next to you in class You should befriend one of them because they could help you later on if you’re having any problems with The things that you’re learning and you don’t really understand it. I found that It’s really helpful if you just meet at least one person in your class Taught way too much stuff [to] my dorm room. So my dorm was literally half of the size of the room I have now and I’m really lucky to [have] the space that I do have here at home But in college it was so small so so small, and I’ve had so much stuff It was just crammed in there is really uncomfortable to be there, and you have to share the dorm with another person So you can even be in a triple? That’s what I’ve [heard] [and] It’s just good to keep it light [and] simple. I have a back to school [on] what to bring to college video I’ll list it down below for you guys if you’re interested and I could do an update of one if you guys want let me know going home every weekend, and I know it’s hard you just left home, but you shouldn’t leave because on the weekends those are the times where you can hang out with your new friends that you just met and You should be kind of strengthening those Relationships because you never know down the road that person might become your best friend and the people back at home You you’ll probably see them later on and I know you miss your parents, and you’re homesick But I don’t recommend going home every single weekend Maybe just [face] it out for the holidays and slowly just kind of wean yourself off [from] being at home [I] didn’t ask for help when I was struggling when I’m Studying for something and I don’t get it when I was a freshman I would just skim pass it and I would not ask twice. [I] would just be like oh, I think I get it whatever but The true way to learn is if you study in a group and you can explain it back to them that’s how you know you’ve learned something and not asking for help and struggling through it is the worst thing you can do you can get a tutor and you can ask a [friend] for help [you] [can] go to your professors office hours, and I really do want to do a video on Like ten tips on how you can get an a in a class because I feel like that’s been really important we all want ease right, and I feel like there’s a couple things you have to keep in mind for that and Keep your mind focused on if you wanted eight Okay, I’m like ready [out] [of] breath, okay? Not having a good balance [between] school and fun and in college Lima is mostly up here at schools down here and You should be focusing on school because that’s why you’re there in college and my freshman year I Probably had way too much fun Just hanging [out] with my friends and not enough time studying, and that’s a huge mistake You need to find a good balance because you should always set school first as your priority and you should not get on academic probation have your grades slip because Will your grades will change from high school to college because high school is so much easier and college is a lot more challenging [and] you will see your freshman year those people who go to college and don’t study at all and think they will get a And they won’t and they will drop out [like] flies. You want to stay focused in school dining Halls and the freshman 15 Beware because if you haven’t all you can eat kind of meal plan it’s very tempting to overeat and Especially if you have late night and late night for us was just um you [go] with your friends, and I think it started around 8:00 And you can get like breakfast food after 8:00 until midnight, and then [you] can get waffles and eggs and like um Hashbrowns and like ice cream It was just so bad and fattening that is how you gain your freshman 15? And then all that soda and sports drinks you really need to keep a balance, but the cool thing about college Is there is a gym [that] you can go to and it’s probably free or you pay for it in your tuition? So you should try to keep that balanced as well because it’s pretty hard and luckily I didn’t gain a freshman Because I didn’t like the food and I’m so picky because I like my asian food and all they had was American food So I got kind of lucky I got the [freshman] negative 15 Be buying the textbooks from the bookstore never do that because at the bookstore They charge you a full price, and you’re pretty much getting duped you really should do your research go online and search for it unless the professor is a jerk and only sells their Illustrated copy at the bookstore, then you have to get it But you can probably ask a friend who has taken the class or join a club that also has material from the class Maybe you can buy a book from an old classmate. [that’s] another solution so don’t go to the [bookstore] because it’s so expensive, and you’re probably paying double where you can online and Another tip is you can actually buy international versions of books for a lot cheaper Okay, so my last mistake would [be] group studying so sometimes your friends might ask you hey [ally], so do you want to go study outside? Together in a group and Honestly in group study, all you get done is you chatting with your friends? And it’s really just rafting and it’s really hard to study I remember I took a calculus class And I thought it’d [be] such a great idea to go with my best friend to study But we just did nothing we did homework, but I wasn’t really focused So my favorite spot to study would be in a library or just a quiet area where I could just focus by myself It’s really good to have a bike or a car [honestly] because I feel [like] you can go so many places and the person with a car is on the cool person because everyone wants to be your friend because no one has a car and If you have a car, you can take people like grocery shopping or to the Beach or Go home. It’s just really convenient so those were my top 10 mistakes I made as a freshman so hopefully you guys will learn from my mistakes Let me know what other videos you would like to see in this back to school series And I will see you guys next time hi Okay, these look ridiculous. Okay? I don’t think I should put these on no one’s gonna. Take me seriously, okay? [mistake] number 10 9 8 I have no idea what number, I’m at. I’m [just] so bad at keeping track of numbers so