1. Set out your outfit the night beforeThis is a common practice. When you went back to school shopping, you probably put your all into buying the most fly first day outfit ever. Are you sporting a new hairstyle? Make sure that all of the prep and shopping that you did over the summer pays off by organizing your outfit in advance. This will help you take your time in the morning. You will look cool and collected instead of rushed.
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2. Try your best to make friends in every classI’m not saying that you have to befriend the whole student body. However, making one or two friends in each class will pay off in the long run. If you happen to get social anxiety and talk yourself out of interacting, then make sure that a quick, friendly introduction to your desk neighbor is the first thing you do! This will help you establish a relationship with another classmate that you can hopefully depend on for class help or as a group project partner later.
3. Introduce yourself to your teachersTake the time before or after class to give your teacher a handshake and formally introduce yourself. If you have any questions or concerns about the class, then this would be a great time to ask. Let them know if you’re a relative of a past student! Make a great first impression and establish a connection. You may need to ask for extra help later and those teachers may be more willing knowing that you are invested in the class. In the future, one of those teachers could write you an amazing letter of recommendation. This will make class a more comfortable for you!
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