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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

US News & World Report Tips for First Time College Students
10 Must-Do's the First Week of College
August 27, 2008 12:23 PM ET | Lynn F. Jacobs, Jeremy S. Hyman | Permanent Link

With the start of the academic year, it's time to switch out of vacation mode and into work mode. Pronto. Not in a few days, or a few weeks—or, horror of horrors, a few months. Because what you do the very first week of the semester can have a major impact on what comes out the other end gradewise. So don't skip these must-do's for the first week of college.

1. Take charge.
2. Get your a** to class.
3. Grade the prof.
4. Be sure you're in the right league.
5. Scrutinize the syllabus.
6. Start your (note-taking) engines.
7. Buy the books.
8. Program your schedule.
9. Find yourself a cave.
10. Get down to business.

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