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MIT's College Tips - August 16th 2011, 04:00 PM

As I was going through my Bookmarks and deleting things from colleges I've applied to, I came across this link, and thought that this is very useful for the college bound. I wouldn't expect some of this coming from MIT admissions (seeing that MIT devours the poor social lives of students).

Take a look at it, it might help you out a bit. My personal favorite was:

"If you write your best papers the night before they are due, don't let people tell you that you "should be more organized" or that you "should plan better." Different things work for different people. Personally, I worked best under pressure - so I always procrastinated... and always kicked ass (which annoyed my friends to no end)."

Good advice from MIT admissions.

http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/50_things


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Re: MIT's College Tips - August 17th 2011, 07:04 PM

Wow this is really helpful! Thanks for the link!


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Re: MIT's College Tips - August 17th 2011, 07:42 PM

I absolutely LOVE this one:
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In the long run, where you go to college doesn't matter as much as what you do with the opportunities you're given there. The MIT name on your resume won't mean much if that's the only thing on your resume. As a student here, you will have access to a variety of unique opportunities that no one else will ever have - don't waste them.
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On the flip side, don't try to do everything. Balance = well-being.
It's true. Whether you're going to a big name school or a small one, the name won't matter if you don't get out there and take the opportunities that school has to offer, BUT don't try and do too much. Get yourself out there, but don't overwhelm yourself with TOO much stuff.


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Re: MIT's College Tips - August 18th 2011, 02:29 AM

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18. Take risks.
This is probably the best one.
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali.
If you don't try new things or talk to new people, how will you ever learn and experience everything life has to offer? Risks are lessons where we learn and grow as people and college is a great place to do so.


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Re: MIT's College Tips - August 18th 2011, 07:04 AM

Due to not living on campus at University, and living at home (seriously, every single facility I could ever need is right in the palm of my hand), I am reluctant to even think about some of these, as I'll probably end up regretting not moving to a University dorm. That also being said, the campus I attend is too small to even live on (CBD buildings = not entirely habitable).

But, I did find one that stuck out to me the most:

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15. All-nighters are entirely overrated.
Through my experience, not enough sleep and too much studying = fail; despite the fact you actually studied.


Because in the end, it doesn't even matter.
   
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Re: MIT's College Tips - August 18th 2011, 03:03 PM

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9. Carve out an hour every single day to be alone.

26. Much of the time you once had for pleasure reading is going to disappear. Keep a list of the books you would have read had you had the time, so that you can start reading them when you graduate.

35. Half of you will be in the bottom half of your class at any given moment. Way more than half of you will be in the bottom half of your class at some point in the next four years. Get used to it.

41. Make a complete ass of yourself at least once, preferably more. It builds character.
Great reminders...


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