Use a Planner
for weekly assignments as well as planning out your whole semester. Look at
which weeks are going to be packed with tests and which weeks are going to be a
Go to class
obvious, but when 8 am rolls around, you're going to want to stay in bed, but
by going to class, you'll not only get the notes on the topics covered, you'll
receive vital information from the professors about what to expect on tests,
changes in due dates, etc.
Go to Office
to professors' office hours makes them that much more likely to give you the
benefit of the doubt when assigning grades. Also, in classes where homework is
graded for accuracy, going to office hours is often the only way to get 100% on
Get involved on
a big school like Georgia Tech, it's very important to find the community you
want to belong to. Whether it's sailing or soccer or scrapbooking, getting
involved will make your college experience so much better.
pressured to declare your major
better to spend a semester doing your homework and investigating a major than
to spend four years studying something you have no desire to pursue.
Go to Career
Services and open a CareerBuzz account
you want to get an internship right after freshman year or you have plans to
look for employment in the future, having your resume on CareerBuzz puts your
name out there and could bring an opportunity you don't even know exists.
your to-do list. Start with what's most important. Also, prioritize your
assignments. Start with the things that will have a direct impact on your final
Ask for help
so many resources on campus, there's no reason not to ask for help. Visit the
Learning Assistance Program or 1-to-1 tutoring, or OMED tutoring, or any of the
other programs on campus.
Keep track of
to make a budget so that you can avoid working during the school year, or at
least keep hours during the school year to a minimum. Also, avoid all the
credit card solicitations you're about to be getting, you're probably going to
have enough debt when you graduate
Be prepared to
Tech is not the typical college experience for most students. We are fifth in
the country for a reason, do your best and do what you have to do to complete