Senior to Freshman
(Starting College) By Tiffany Boggs

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Famous Last Words
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Term Paper Examples
Essay Writing
Student Budget Survival
Automotive Supplement
Student Account of
WTC Attack
Thoughts on Sept 11
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Major Dilemma
Senior to Freshman
Dr. Ruth's Guide to College
Top 10 Ways to Better Grades
Distance Learning
College Lingo 1 & Part 2
Meeting People
Hot Sauce Revolution
Burgler Proofing
Winning Attitude
Cruising USA
Destination Amsterdam
Area 51
Weight Loss
Cold & Flu
Pet Allergies
Dog & Cat Allergies
Premiere Weekend
Career & Job
Job Search
Big Foot

No, it's not a demotion although sometimes it seems that way. We're the part of the graduating class that chose higher education, but do we really know what we're getting into?

We work hard, prepare ourselves for good-byes, get excited about moving on. We feel like we're ready, we're adults! Then we realize we have to wait for three more months. We have three months to obsess and over analyze.

What can we do? How can we become better informed students ready to conquer college life? I set out on a mission to weed through the plethora of information geared toward us. My goal, to see if any of it is worth our time.

First, I interviewed some of my soon to be freshmen friends, to find out what it is we're afraid of, what we would really like to know, and what we're most excited about. I discovered that every one of us is nervous, but we're also excited. We expect to grow up this year, get to know ourselves better, make a lot of friends, and have a little fun. We're most concerned about grades, homesickness, money, bad roommates, increased vulnerability to rape, and partying too much. We're afraid of the unknown and all the what ifs that haunt us.

Before I turned to the books and various Internet sites dedicated to our plight, I interviewed some of the most recent pros, upcoming sophomores. I found them to be the most valuable resource available. They know what we are going through and they know how to answer our questions.

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