Three Things I wish I Knew Before College

I know the beginning of a new school year is approaching, and a lot of people are anticipating their freshman year in college. This is a new phase of life which allows for new experiences and opportunity. There are a lot of people giving college advice but some might not give you the honest truth about college just because they don’t want you to be discouraged about attending. So here are three tips you can use to survive college.

1. Make your own decisions:
It’s ok to listen to input from mom, dad, siblings or best friends, but in the end, you are responsible for all your decisions.
Save some money on books. Borrow from the library, visit a second-hand bookstore, ask friends to lend you a copy, but most of the time you can rent a digital copy, or shop online for used textbooks.
You may skip some classes but in moderation college students skip classes all the time it’s really not a big deal skipping one class every blue moon will not end your college career. However I would advise to, skip classes wisely. Some professors do not tolerate absences.




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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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4 Responses to Three Things I wish I Knew Before College

  1. sarahbruso says:

    Number 2 couldn’t be truer. My friend’s university was trying to sell her a book $50+ but she was able to find the book for a mere fraction of that at Barnes and Noble. I had to turn to Kindle because my bookstore was trying to charge $15 for shipping. No thanks.

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  2. Agnes S Kamalnath says:

    #2 got me like … lol
    I wish someone had warned me before I went to uni!

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  3. Ankleknits says:

    Great post, great information.

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  4. I like the advice to buy second hand or used books. Buying from my university they only charge like 10 dollars for their black and white copy of the book..I don’t understand how people can read and download a book online and never have a hard copy. I need a physical copy of all my textbooks. It’s just the way I learn best. Great information.


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