With new students able to start every 16 weeks and classes starting every eight, Chamberlain students are regularly faced with their first day of a new class. And while course descriptions, advisors and fellow students can help fill in the blanks about a new class, some questions can still linger.
To help you with each new first day of class, we asked our Facebook fans what advice they would give to a student on their first day. Here are the most popular and most common answers.
- Be prepared for the hardest, scariest, most rewarding day of your life. Always remember: Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It's the courage to continue that counts. – Monica Yolanda
- Print you syllabus and follow along week by week. Look ahead and cross off as you go and before you know it, eight weeks will be done. – Cari Cawley
- Treat your first class as important as your last class. Stay strong throughout every class so when your last class truly comes you are fully ready to ace your boards. – Alyssa Vaughn
- Being a part of Chamberlain is a journey... Pack for every occasion, enjoy every moment, and you will remember it as the milestone in your life it was. J - Taylor Jones
- Don't fall behind!! Eight weeks fly by. – Rose Lopez Veliz
- Ask for help early if you need it. Take a deep breath. – Pam Budd
- Don't be discouraged if you don't do well on your first test, you'll know you have to work harder to keep moving forward. – Edwin Sierra Jr.
- Be confident and courageous. You can do anything you have your heart set on. – Charmaine Kaylor
- Stay organized! – Soroya Bell
- It's ok to be a little scared. Study hard and don't be afraid to ask for help from your instructors. – Melanie Delaney
- Reach out for tutor and writing help. Use that library access; link for formatting references on Right side, so use it! – Kathleen Dooley
- Don't get behind on your reading. Give yourself time to study to avoid cramming it all in. Get a good night's sleep before exam day. – Donabel Perez
Have some tips you’d like to add to the list? Share your advice in the comments below.
By Ryan Segovich
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