Starting Life As A Student: The Most Underrated Tips

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Beginning life as a student can be one of those exciting and daunting decisions we make. Student life can actually begin at any time of life now. More and more people are choosing to delay their studies until they are more financially stable. But whether you’re a new student yourself, the parent of a student, or trying to help a student friend to get organized, there are some helpful tips. There is always a lot to consider when embarking on this journey because it can involve so many parts. It is often a house move as well as the start of student life. It can involve moving away from home and family, or taking your family to a new State or city. It needs new tools and resources for both home and study life. Textbooks, laptops and notebooks right down to bedspreads and cooking utensils.

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Fortunately, with a bit of organization and forward thinking, we can make the transition much smoother. The tips below include some of the less obvious but totally essential steps to make the student journey much easier.

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Shop When You Arrive

It can be tempting to rush out and buy everything you need on the day you receive your acceptance. But think carefully. Whether you’re traveling yourself or helping someone else, do you have the room in the car or on the flight for the extra luggage? Many people make the mistake of grabbing everything they need only to find that they have no way of transporting it. Where possible, it makes far more sense to wait until your arrival. The practicality of this will vary of course. You may only be able to arrive on the day you start your classes, for example. In which case, it will not be possible to leave everything until the last minute. But for most students, it is possible to arrive and move in at least a few days before starting class. This then gives you the opportunity to shop locally without the hassle of transporting luggage. You can fill a car with essentials from any large store and have them into your new home quickly. If you or the student you’re helping has roommates, why not make a team trip of it? They’re likely to need essentials too, and this can be a great way to break the ice.

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Register With A Doctor And Dentist

In the excitement and chaos of college life, it can be easy to forget the boring basics. Many students are struck down by “Freshman flu” after the stress and strain of starting class. Be sure to register with a dentist and doctor well ahead of time. There is nothing worse than the mad rush to find one when there is already an emergency. Especially as some practices include a waiting time. Get online and search sites like http://www.dentist.24hourly.com to find local health professionals.

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