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A while back, we asked readers starting their sophomore year of high school what advice they wish they’d been given before their freshman year.
Many of you Rookies came through with guidance that will hopefully help incoming freshmen feel a little less nervous (maybe even kinda excited? One thing I wish I’d been told before starting my freshman year is that everyone grows at their own pace.
I spent the majority of my freshman year hating myself because I wasn’t doing some of the interesting things other people my age were doing.
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Being a “wise fool” definitely reflects the kind of self-confidence that characterises second-year college students. The four years of undergraduate education are called: (1) freshman year, and someone in their first year is a freshman.
It took me a little while to learn that when I first got here.
I knew “freshman”; that makes sense, as does “senior”, but I didn’t know why a “sophomore” should come before a “junior”.
However, with some courage and planning ahead, you just might be able to attract that special someone.
Let’s be honest: dating in college is a lot more complicated than dating in high school.