Are You Ready to be a College Student? (Part 1)
Are You Ready to be a College Student? (Part 1)
25 October 2016
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Are You Ready to be a College Student? (Part 2 – Social Transition)

Are You Ready to be a College Student? (Part 2)

Are You Ready to be a College Student? (Part 2)

Are You Ready to be a College Student? (Part 2). Besides the academic transition, you will also going through social life transition which will be different. This second part of the article will provide you with some tips to ease your social transition from a school student to a college student.

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Social and Lifestyle Transition

The biggest change that must be addressed during the high school to college transition is the different lifestyle and social. It may be your first time living alone and being independent, having to do chores like cooking, washing, and others. You also do not know anyone in your new place. To help you with these problems, you can use the following tips:

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Figured 1. Explore your environment. Source: Oregon State University

Figured 1. Explore your environment. Source: Oregon State University

  1. Explore your university and your living place

One of the first challenges you will face is getting to be familiar with your campus area which is usually large and confusing, full of faculties, dormitories, and classrooms, as well as spaces for relax or study. It is better to visit your university before the course starts and explore the area around where you stay.

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  1. Learn how to cook and other life skills

If your parents always help put with your chores, you might be overwhelmed having to do it on your own. Living alone means you are responsible for yourself. Start to learn making simple menu that can help to reduce the meal cost, learn to wash your own clothes, and help your parents clean the house. It will prepare you to live independently as a college student.

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Figured 2. Homesick. Source: www.hercampus.com

Figured 2. Homesick. Source: www.hercampus.com

  1. Coping with homesickness

If you feel homesick, you can cope by having some strategies. Contact your parents via Skype or other free video calls applications. You will get over the loneliness, especially after you have adapted to your new life and have some friends.

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  1. Join campus events or clubs

Joining a campus events or be an active member of some clubs can help you getting more friends. It is better to join at the beginning of the school year where students are still in acquaintance with one another. Joining the clubs gives you something fun beside your academic life.

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Adapting to the new life as a college student will take time, but this experience will be a beautiful memory when you graduate. By following the tips in this article, it will help to ease your transition which prepares you to cope with academic and social transition positively. (NRK)

 

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