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
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