Educated Tips From The Experts On College

TIP! Carry a personal water bottle to school. Hydration is vital to stay alert and focused during classes.

College will always be an influential and amazing time in your life, but much effort will be required to be successful at it! This article is jam packed with helpful advice you can utilize to help enrich your college experience. Make sure to read this article carefully, you have to know these things!

TIP! When you’re ready to take a test, make sure you have all necessary testing materials with you. Before you leave your dorm, check that you have your calculator, textbook, notes, or any other supplies you made need.

When preparing for college, create a list of what you’ll need. It’s best to be totally prepared rather than arriving to discover there are many things you need. This is especially true when attending a college that is far away.

TIP! Research the location of the admissions staff and pay them a visit prior to selecting a school. This can help you find any scholarships that might be available to you.

If you need help finding out how you can be successful in college, check if they offer a course to learn study skills. Smart students are naturally used to achieving high grades without much effort because they did so in high school. Therefore, studying is a foreign concept to them. Study classes can provide excellent tips on how to study effectively so that you can achieve success in class.

TIP! Visit your campus gym often, no matter your gender. This lets you meet other people and exercise, too.

Familiarize yourself with the route you will have to take to get to your classes prior to your first day. Time yourself to get a feel for how quickly you’ll have to walk to get from class to class. Make note of the bathrooms and other places you will need to go.

TIP! Make sure you get adequate rest in college. Although young people feel indestructible, they actually need more sleep to function well than older people.

Figure out all you can about the career you wish to pursue before you pick out your college. This can help you pick a college with courses that you need for the degree you want. Speak to admissions to find out if they can help you get the education you require.

TIP! Pick at least a single general education requirement class to knock out your very first semester. Any class required for graduation that does not enthuse you should be passed early on to free up class slots later in your college years that you will enjoy more.

Take public transportation to school. You might be surprised to find that traveling time is nearly equal to that of driving your own car. You won’t have to locate a place to park either. If you want to drive your own car, expect to pay for a parking pass. It is another way of going green.

TIP! Be sure to make use of local transportation. Normally it is faster to ride the bus than driving.

You are responsible for cooking and cleaning. You should always eat right and get enough rest. Create a schedule that will allow you time for studying, classes, recreation, as well as taking care of yourself. A stressful lifestyle and poor nutrition can lead to illness.

TIP! You are responsible for cooking and cleaning. Some indulgences are okay, but still maintain a nutritious diet, get proper sleep, and take care of yourself and your possessions.

Watch the carbs you’re eating to keep your weight in check. Avoid foods that are processed or high in sugar. Eat foods that are fresh, like fruits and vegetables, to stay healthy and keep your energy levels up. Do not eat high protein foods because it could cause problems in your health.

TIP! Buy textbooks used. Textbooks are a big expense in college.

Purchase second-hand books. New textbooks cost an arm and a leg. College classes and textbooks can cost a large amount of money; therefore, try to save money by purchasing used books. Look for online retailers and bookstores for used textbooks. You can save an incredible amount of money by purchasing used books.

TIP! Program the number for campus security into your phone. You can call campus security if you need a ride home, if someone is bothering you or if you are hurt.

It may seem best to buy books long before a class starts, but you may save some cash if you wait until the first day of each class. You may find that you don’t actually need the required books at all. That is particularly the case for classes online. Going to lectures and reading the online material will be enough to pass the class.

TIP! Your high school popularity won’t be important in college. You cannot rest on your laurels.

Study every day. While distractions are plentiful, you can find ways to avoid them. Promise yourself you will study at least an hour each day, no matter what. Even if you do not think you need to on that particular day, continue with your schedule. Studying will be easier if it becomes a habit.

TIP! Participate in an internship while in school. You can get experience in the field that you are interested in.

If you love coffee, don’t buy a cup every day. The cost really adds up! Brew your own coffee. The small amount of extra time it takes will be worth it as you see your savings accumulate with each cup. It is possible to buy a good coffee maker at a reasonable price.

TIP! If you have an important test the next day, make sure to review your notes before bed. This can actually help you remember important information while you sleep.

It is important to take breaks. Though study time is key, breaks are often just as crucial. For every hour that you study, take a break for at least 10 minutes. This schedule can help to optimize your studying.

TIP! Try to associate with others who have similar philosophies about college. If you are around other hard workers, you’ll work hard too.

Never, ever plagiarize the work of another person. College is a time of writing paper after paper. Make sure you know how to cite your references and avoid accidental plagiarism. Many professors use special software programs to check all student submissions for plagiarism. Don’t risk it!

TIP! Do you want to continue being an athlete in college? Talk to the college coach ahead of time. A lot of times, the coaches in the college won’t know about athletes that are up and coming and that’s why you need to let them know you want to play for their school.

Any time you have a test the next day, finish your night by reviewing your notes. Doing so will actually help you process all of the info during your sleep! During sleep, the mind is active and continues to makes connections, so you will be programming yourself for success.

TIP! Make friends or study buddies with at least 3 of your classmates. It’s hard to talk to people you don’t know, but the benefits are worth trying.

Going to college can be a very exciting and liberating experience for many people. You should make sure you focus on your classes, even though you are free to do what you want now. The only reason you are at college is so you can learn and grow as a person.

TIP! Study abroad programs often include children. You probably thought it was not possible to study abroad with your family.

Make sure you take breaks occasionally. If you’re studying 24/7, you’ll inevitably get burnt out. Your parents probably scoff at the idea, but it is possible to study too much. It is best for your health to take frequent breaks and keep your stress levels down.

TIP! Choose the school you feel like you fit into. After this, find out what you’re able to do about finances.

Make connections with at least two people in each class. It might be awkward to approach total strangers, but you’ll be glad you did. Give them your number as this can expand your contacts and especially helpful if you miss a class. Also, you can get together with them for study sessions.

TIP! Consider whether attending college directly after high school is right for you. A certain segment of students might choose to actually take a break from education, or just do not feel warmly about college just yet.

Many students live in dorms or have roommates as a way of trimming expenses. Understand that this may be good for your wallet, but could hurt your study environment. If you find that having roommates distracts you from your studies, look into living alone or with your parents at home.

TIP! Save money by eating at campus establishments. Restaurant food can make you feel bad and can drain your wallet.

Years from now you will look back to your college days and realize how well they have prepared you for the person you were destined to be. Always maintain perspective and continue striving until graduation day.

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Alumn Comments

I was a Huron….never considered myself and Eagle. I could like most alums support the Emu for EMU. That might unite all of us EMU grads once and for all.
Posted by Ann Ulrich

Michael Ferens • If the Huron had to be dropped (which it did not) the obvious choice should have been the Emu. EMU is a unique and fantastic experience. THe Huron is a unique mascot. We were the only Hurons in the country. There are hundreds of colleges and 1000s of high schools that are Eagles. Therefore, I never found the Eagle acceptable. It was a fast fix to a problem that did not exist. I 100% support the Emu mascot. We would be the ONLY Emus in the country – and once again, we would be UNIQUE. GO Emus!!!

Kyle Sutherland • Eagles is about as generic as Cougars, Panthers, Wildcats, etc. I’m proud to be an Eagle, but I’d buy into the EMU EMUs.

Michael Ferens • THe name Swoop is the name of every other high school Eagle mascot in the country.So, is Easter Michigan University a copycat of high schools? or a leader of colleges. The mascot should reflect the campus experience – WHICH IS UNIQUE. THe Huron was unique, and I would imagine if we became the Emus, we would be the only Emus in the country. GO EMUS!!!!

Lisa Hennemann • I was also at Eastern when we went from Hurons to Eagles and thought the Emu would have been the natural (and better) choice. I say change to Emu. As Michael said… GO Emus!!

The Emu NOR the Ostrich sticks it head in sand. THis is a fairy tale- a myth. THe Emu is unique, fun, and the National Bird of Australia. Nothing bad about that! SILLY is copying every other high school in the country who also uses the Eagle mascot with the name “Swoop.” How embarrassing. Posted by Michael Ferens

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New fighting Emu T-Shirt for 2011.

Well here it is … the new Fighting Emu logo.

Hope everybody likes it. I printed a few test shirts and …

a flaming emu gets attention.

Only people who went to EMU get it.

They stop me and say … oh, yea, go EMU.

To get your own … here.

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Support the PROTEST! Make the EMU-bird the official mascot of EMU!

EMU bird protest logo
Now EMU students can wear the RIGHT logo.

I am no artist, but I tried to make an emu-bird logo. I wanted it more for myself, but figured that EMU fans, students and alumni might like it too. I wanted to protest EMU’s stupid E-Gal logo, to poke fun at the bird-brained administration’s lack of the OBVIOUS. OF-COURSE Eastern should be the EMU-birds. But when the eicked eitch of Eastern found out, they called their lawyers. So I hired better lawyers (jaffelaw.com) Now a full revolt is on! Eastern administration refuses to admit that STUDENTS make a university – NOT ADMINISTRATORS.

So … protest! Wear the T-Shirt or Button … GO Emus.

Maybe we should call it the Logo Wars! First there we were the Hurons, then the E-Gals? Really?

EMU e-Gals can kiss my ass
No one likes the E-Gals logo, let it die!

I say … fcuk the E-Gals.

EMU birds are cooler

There are three EMUs in Michigan (at a local pet hospital and boarding facility), just a short drive from campus. And they’re huge! EMU have even been known to attack humans! So why not the EMU bird. Why be a whimpy E-Gal when we could be a huge, kick-ass, runs really fast, bird.

Support the effort to knock some sense into the stuffy, prune-faced administration at Eastern. The administration has penis envy. That is, U of M envy. EMU will never be as big as the U, so why not have some team spirit, have some fun. EMU has lots on the U, but let’s not try to be a stuffy as a big ten school.

Eastern is growing. With the new student center and re-vamped science building, Eastern is plenty big. The only people who are embarrassed that Eastern is a smaller school are the people who work there. Get a life! The students are paying your WAY TO HIGH salaries. So take your effen ass E-Gal and rotate on it. … The students have spoken!

Get some EMU bird buttons & a T-Shirt (printed right here in Michigan, not a CafePress out-of-state job). And let’s be silly!

In Your Face EMU bird T-Shirt and FOUR FREE buttons (one for you and s’more for yer ruckus friends) $25 (Free shipping)

EMU bird protest logo
Fist full of Protest bundle, EMU bird stuff $25 w/Free shipping.
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