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College hacks: Life and study tips for the college freshman

A dorm room at the Harvard Law School.

Dorm room at the Harvard Law School

You’re new at school, moving away from home, living in a dorm with other college students, showering in a public restroom, eating in a public cafeteria. Not much of your life is private here. Perhaps none of your friends from high school are going to your college and you feel alone. And what about the big lecture rooms full of hundreds of people, and no Mom or Dad to remind you “Go to class!” — where do you even begin? Here are some study tips for college, along with advice for student health, dorm life and academic achievement for freshmen to survive the first few weeks. Read more