Worst Advice Freshmen Get: Wisdom from the College Candy Blog
The College Candy Blog is fun, often off-color, and chock full of irreverent advice for college students. We like it. Plus, we really liked a recent post, “The Worst Advice Incoming Freshman Receive,” because it offers sound counsel for students who will be starting college in September.
Here’s a summary of what the post has to say . . .
Bad piece of advice #1: Get a land line for your dorm room. Sure, your dorm room will have a phone jack on the wall, but that doesn’t mean you should pay the college to get a land line. In this age of cell phones and Skype, why bother?
Bad piece of advice #2: On college night, sign up for all the extracurricular activities that interest you. If you sign up for every club on campus, you’ll be choking on pointless emails for years to come.
Bad piece of advice #3: Your freshman-year grades don’t really count. Anything that stays on your permanent transcript counts.
Bad piece of advice #4: Get all of your general education classes out of the way during your freshman year. Doing so can be a prescription for a miserable freshman year, with your week clogged up with science labs and other required courses. “It’s not the end of the world to use up one elective freshman year,” the blogger writes – and we agree.
Bad piece of advice #5: Buy all kinds of crazy dorm devices. For example, a computer lap desk with built-in calculators and lights and rulers and other junk.
Bad piece of advice #6: You don’t really need to go to class now that you’re in college. “Going to class is a good choice,” according to the smart College Candy blogger. And again, we agree.
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