By Susan B. Weir
New to campus, yet to not collage? TRANSITIONS is particularly written with you in brain. It has the data you want to know-from campus terminology to tips about taking advantage of your university adventure. And with sections written by way of actual students, TRANSITIONS is the textbook that can assist you have the varsity good fortune you have got continuously dreamed of.
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Being accountable for all of your income and expenses is ultimately a positive goal in life; however, for students it can be a source of frustration and anxiety. Students frequently live month to month with little to spare. Despite the best budgeting and advance planning, inevitably something unexpected leaves you short on cash—an unexpected automobile repair; a medical expense not covered by insurance; a last-minute airline ticket. If you have a family member who can bail you out in an emergency, so much the better, but if not, try your best to keep a savings account active (more in Chapter 7)!
What did you anticipate would be your greatest challenges as you prepared to transfer to this school? 2. Were your predictions correct? What unanticipated challenges have you faced? 3. What are the expectations for the use of technology on campus? Are they similar to those of your previous school? How are they different? 4. What should be the role of the parent in a college student’s education? 5. How has e-mail and instant messaging changed the way you interact with your friends and family? Is this good or bad?
The downside? Laptops are huge targets for thieves on campus. You will have to be extremely vigilant when you carry your laptop with you. Laptops are also generally more expensive to purchase than desktops. Some newer desktops include flat screens and compact CPUs that are much smaller than their predecessors. Consider your lifestyle, budget, and available space to determine which model is better for you. What about hardware? Now we’re getting really technical! Here are some key terms that you will want to understand as you research your computing options: ❍ Operating system: Software that allows you to run computer applications.