Heading to college for the first time can be daunting, and that’s true whether you’re attending a public four-year university or a prestigious Ivy League school. You have to get the lay of the land, make friends, and figure out how to do well in your courses all within a few weeks. And with the effects of Covid-19 still lingering in some spots, you may be stuck trying to navigate a college world that is still partly online. While convenient, the virtual aspects of higher education can make forging connections that last a challenge to say the least.If you’re a freshman who is hoping to begin their college career on solid footing, the following tips can help.1. Always Go To ClassMark Beal, who is a college professor and the author of 101 Lessons They Never Taught You In High School About Going To College, says skipping class is one of the easiest things to do, which is why too many college freshmen do it. However, this is one big mistake you should avoid.“No matter how early in the morning a class takes place or how late on a Thursday night, never skip class,” he says, adding that it doesn’t take too much to walk across campus and attend class for 80 minutes.From there, Beal says to be an active participant — as in, listen, take notes and ask or answer questions. Not only do you have the chance to learn more this way, but you never know who is paying attention to you and your actions.2. Be Proactive About Your College EducationYou may not have any idea what you want to study when you head off to college, or perhaps you have chosen a major but you’re still unsure of the way you want to go. Either way, Mark A. Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You, says you can spend your first year of college exploring potential majors. Go to department open houses, he says, but also sit in on a class or two in a field you’re interested in. If you find something that piques your interest, you can also find an upperclassman or professor and ask if you can stop by their lab and learn more about what they do. 3. Focus On NetworkingTammy Huang, a 10-year interviewer for Harvard Admissions and the founder of College Launch, says college freshmen should go out of their way to meet people that can help make their college experience a success. This includes getting to know your college counselor and making a plan for a pre-major pathway and general education courses. Huang also recommends forming a positive support group by joining meaningful clubs and making friends with people within your dorm or apartment community and other organizations that align with your interests and goals. Finally, Huang suggests finding a mentor by looking for a professor that has a professional background you are interested in that also matches well with your personality. 4. Take Care Of Your Mental HealthThe first year of college is an incredible time of change, and some first-year students handle it a lot differently than others. Cory Trevena, Senior Director of Education at Caron Treatment Centers, says college freshmen should learn the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression just like they know the Wednesday specials at the cafeteria.A little anxiety, homesickness and sadness is normal as you transition into college life, she says. “But if you’re feeling hopeless for days on end or you notice a radical change in your behavior, it’s time to reach out.”5. Be Mindful About MoneyWe have all heard stories of students blowing student loans on spring break trips and clothes only to regret those choices years or even decades later. Regardless of how your college career is being funded — through a merit scholarship, through parents or with student loans — it’s important to be careful about spending and not over borrowing.Brian Gawor, the Vice President for Research at RNL (a platform company that helps colleges and universities amplify student enrollment, success and philanthropic support), says freshmen should learn to utilise what is already available and paid for at school. For example, don’t spend a ton on food and dining out while also paying for a meal plan. Also, learn about the tutoring, help with writing, and technology assistance that are available at your school. Sources: Agencies
Dipak Sharma, spokesperson of the Ministry, informed that the decision was taken to ensure that class days in schools and universities do not get reduced in view of the government's decision to grant two-day, Saturday and Sunday, public holidays a week.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology had issued a circular last month asking all schools across the country to conduct final examinations and publish results of last academic session by mid-May and start new academic session after that.
The SEE exam, which was physically suspended due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, has been conducted in the physical presence of students after two years.
Ambassador Hou said so while responding to a query as to the implementation status of the grant assistance of 3 billion RMB announced during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping
Bhaktapur, Apr. 21 (RSS): The entire preparations have been completed for the Secondary Education Examination (SEE), 2078 BS scheduled to kick off from 8:00 am on April 22, tomorrow simultaneously across the country.It may be noted that the National Examinations Board had recognized schools’ internal assessments of students for SEE results of two consecutive previous years (2076 and 2077 BS) due to COVID-19 crisis. But the SEE for the academic year 2078 BS (2021-22) is taking place with the physical presence of students. Board Chair Mahashram Sharma said general health protocols are to be followed in the exam halls. He said all districts have already received materials required for conducting the exams including question papers and answer sheets. Controller of SEE Examination, Arjun Rayamajhi informed RSS that there were 2,007 exam centers for SEE across the country. A total of 514,967 students: 257,053 girls and 157,914 boys from 11,615 schools will be attending the exam towards the regular category. Likewise, 11,454 students will be sitting in the exam for grade improvement that has been halted since the past two years and 14,564 students towards technical streamline will be appearing in the exam. This time, the least 43 SEE students are from Manang. Similarly, 20 students from a school operated by a Nepali in Japan will be sitting in the exam.