Five Tips for New University Students

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As a five-year-old, you dreamed about what you would be when you grew up. Did you see yourself as a veterinarian, doctor, or scientist? As the years passed, you discovered your likes, interests, and your dreams changed. College is the final step to reaching your dreams. Getting accepted into your dream college is one of life’s biggest milestones. But what happens if you feel like you are drowning in balancing assignments, sports, work-study programs, and labs? These five university tips for students include everything from utilizing an essay writing service to taking advantage of knowing the campus layout. These tips will help you get your freshman year off to a strong start and make excellent first impressions.

1. Learn to Use the Microwave

If you have late-night courses or studying paired with early classes, you do not have time to trek across campus from the freshmen dorms to the dining hall. Each dorm typically has microwave access.

Microwaves are also one of the few appliances you are allowed to have in your dorm room. If you use a microwave for your meals, it does not mean you have to live off eating Ramon noodles. In the morning, you can cook some scrambled eggs and cook up some bacon. There is a myriad of websites with microwave recipes including pumpkin cream of wheat, potatoes, soups, sub sandwiches, and even pizza dip.

Conserve your time by cooking meals at the dorm. You can create a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner to enjoy while you study. You will save travel time and keep your focus on your studies.

2. Know the Campus

The first day of classes is exciting and stressful. You will meet your new classmates and professors. Professors will set their expectations, discuss your syllabus, and distribute assignments. Your first classes are a great opportunity to make an excellent first impression on your professors.

Before your first classes, you should walk around campus and get to know where each class is located. There is nothing more stressful than running from building to building and classroom to classroom trying to find the right class.

Knowing where your classes are before the day classes start is extremely beneficial. You will not have to worry about being late. If you can, you should walk to each class to estimate how much time it takes to get from point A to point B.

If you are still unsure of your route or do not have time to map out your classes, you can get a map at the University store or the library. Universities are composed of multiple buildings. These maps will have paths and each building labelled.

3. Master the Art of College Essay Writing

Writing a college essay is an art. It takes practice, determination, and time. One of the most common barriers freshmen university students faces is writing a college essay. Unlike high school, professors have much higher expectations. They also require a higher level of writing. Common university writing assignments include the following structures:

  • Expository
  • Persuasive
  • Narrative
  • Descriptive
  • Argumentative
  • Analytical
  • Report

You will be given a list of courses you will be required to take each semester. However, if you have the opportunity to choose a writing course to teach you how to perfectly execute a written essay. It will give you a strong foundation for every class to follow.

If you do not have time to brush up on your essay writing skills and find yourself in a bind, an essay writing service is a huge resource. Writing services will produce unique, original, and high-quality content. When you are balancing multiple assignments, sports, and work, a writing service will alleviate stress. You provide them with the rubric, writing assignment, and due date.

Writing services utilize expert writers with years of experience who will give you a product worth every dollar. The essays are free of grammatical and spelling errors. They know how to write a top-quality persuasive essay, descriptive, argumentative, or analytical report.

4. Utilize Campus Resources

Every university offers a wide range of resources free for all students. If you are struggling with writing essays, understanding assignments, or understanding course lessons, universities offer free tutoring services. Tutors are typically upperclassmen specialized in the course area you are seeking help.

For example, if you are studying nursing, a third-year nursing student will have already taken the course and can help you through the assignment. They may also give you advice on what the professor likes, dislikes, and looks for in their students.

Universities also offer other free resources including libraries, peer coaches, and advisors. If you are struggling with a life decision, balancing your daily duties, or need primary resources, the university can help you solve your needs.

If you are having a hard time finding campus resources, you can ask another student or your assigned student advisor. Typically, freshmen dorms also have older residents on each floor. You can ask the resident what and where the resources are depending on the issue you are facing.

5. Keep Items From Home

When you are away from home for a long time, it is only human to get homesick. When things get tough or anxiety hits, you can feel even more lonely than before. While it does not feel like a big deal, having items from home can help alleviate that homesickness.

Before you move to college, you should consider packing photos and keepsakes that remind you of

home. When problems arise or issues get tough, it can be comforting to have your favourite items in your new college dorm room.

If you love to bike or go for walks at home, you can do those activities at school. Whether it is an item or an activity, bring the things you love and remind you of home to the university with you.

Starting at a university is a new adventure. Adventures come with ups and downs. You will feel so much better when you have completed your degree knowing you gave your education all of your efforts. Whether it is cooking a microwave breakfast to save time or utilizing an essay writing service, these five university tips will help you get on your feet as an incoming freshmen university student.

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