Chapter 9

In chapter 9 I learned the importance of having a good relationship with my professors and making good decisions because they will follow me around forever. In my first few weeks at GSU I had a question for one of my professors and I called her “Mrs.” and before I could even let my question out she was like, “don’t call me Mrs.”. I’m not sure why, but I felt like that was kind of rude. A few weeks later that same professor ended up helping me out with a problem that I had and she ended up being very nice. I judged her too quickly when I should’ve been trying to establish a relationship with her during those weeks. It is also important to make good decisions. I try very hard to watch what i post online. I do not curse or harass anyone because what you put online is what everyone can see. I don’t want employers to judge me based off social media. I want them to judge me based off of my knowledge for my craft.

Chapter 8

In this chapter I learned about the importance of utilizing the library and the steps that you should take to ensure that plagiarism does not occur. Going to the library was a new thing for me at Georgia State as I did not even know where it was until Monday September 21st. I was able to reserve a room where I could study for my government test and have some quiet time while I wrote some essays. While I was writing my essays I made sure to quote everything accordingly and add a works cited page along with in-text citations because I just really do not want to be in a situation where the school is telling me that I stole someone’s work. That’s just a bad situation because if you do indeed get caught doing that then it’s an honor code violation and those stick with you throughout college.

Chapter 4

I have always learned that managing your time is apart of growing up. Since I have been at Georgia State I have definitely had to make it a priority to manage my time. This experience has been way different than high school because I have a lot more free time now. With me not having classes on Friday I can either choose to mess around and play all day or I can use that as an extra day where I study and catch up on my work. So far I have used Friday as that day where I do nothing but school work so that I can have a mixture of fun time and study time on Saturday then relaxation on Sunday. This has helped me feel very stress free and I will continue to do that while I am at Georgia State.

Chapter 5

In this chapter I learned the importance of setting goals before you go out and do something new. Coming to GSU was something that happened out of nowhere. I was originally supposed to be going to University of Alabama, but things fell through so when I found out I was going to be attending GSU my mom and I ran through some goals that would allow me to succeed at GSU. My mom told me to write my goals down in the ‘notes’ section on my phone and glance at it every now and again so that is what I did. I compiled together a list of short term goals and long term goals. Here is a list of some that I wrote down.

-Try to obtain at least a 3.6 gpa

-Try to pick out a definite major

-Find a good internship

-Make some new friends

-Familiarize myself with what the campus has to offer

Chapter 2

What I have learned in this chapter is to use the resources that are provided to me by Georgia State. To list some they provide academic coaching, tutors at the Commons, and a library for students to study at. This chapter has also given information on finding the necessary help you need where ever you are on campus. Whether you need to speak with your academic adviser, go to the financial aid office, or you need to visit the health services department this chapter has made  it important to jot down some of these phone numbers and email addresses just in case you need them one day. It is also not a bad thing to get involved in the campus life. Georgia state offers many opportunities for you to meet people, exercise, and find jobs.

Chapter 1

What I have learned while reading this chapter is that it is important to set a good image for myself. College is a lot different than high school so I have to make the necessary adjustments to make sure that I am able to be successful. Some of the adjustments I can make is getting familiar with D2L, turning off my cell phone during class, and really looking over the syllabus. During my first week of college I have already found that note taking is a HUGE part of me being successful. In high school I would always take notes on my computer and I have found that just writing them on paper is a better way of retaining the information.

List one high you had from your first week of college. List one low you had from your first week of college. What did you learn?

1. College has been an awesome experience so far. What I have enjoyed the most is the amount of freedom I have. I feel very independent and that makes me feel like a man. One high I have experienced during my first week is getting to meet new people. Going to grade school for 12 years made it easy for me to make friends because I was always in a position where I knew everyone, but now having to make new friends is a new thing for me and I like it. One low that I have had is that I have gotten lost a couple times on my way to class. I’m slowly getting better with the directions, but these streets have me all confused.¬† What I have learned is I don’t need to be afraid to try new things. I could easily take the easy way out and not try to branch out and just be a loner or I could easily just hop on a bus all the time instead of navigating my way through the city, but life is about taking chances and doing new things. My motto is ” Go the hard way”.