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It’s Normal to Break-Up with Your High School Sweetheart

there-just-comes-a-time-when-two-people-outgrow-each-other-quote-1When you come to college, it is normal to break up with your high school sweetheart.

College is a much different place than high school. There are new people, new environments, new situations. It can be a time where people truly find out who they are and where they want to go with their lives.

It’s also a … Continue Reading

Learn to say ‘no’

It’s been FOREVER since I have written a blog, and it feels good to do so again.  With all the recent things happening in my life, I haven’t had time for much of anything else.  Each day is a straight 8-5 with class and work.  Following that is an evening of meetings and homework.  I have lost touch with my friends and overcommitted myself to working and organizations.

My problem:  I cannot say no.

I get great satisfaction from being busy and involved in my organizations; however, I never know here to draw … Continue Reading

What is the Learning Commons?

The Learning Commons can help both students who are struggling and students who want to maintain their grades.

E-mail questions and comments to secctext@bgsu.edu.

What I wish I would’ve known: High school homework isn’t the same as college homework

href=”http://blogs.bgsu.edu/pieces/files/2012/09/klebe.jpg”>During high school I thought I knew all that I needed to know when it came to schoolwork.

I decided to take four AP classes my senior year of high school. I thought taking all these AP classes would help prepare me for the workload I was about to encounter at BGSU.

I was wrong.

I earned a low GPA my first semester of my freshman year at BGSU. I didn’t understand why my grades were suffering. One thing I never did in high school was read the textbooks. The teacher always taught us what … Continue Reading

My BG1 Card Is Gone. What Do I Do?

Jennifer had a bit too much fun in downtown BG last night. Now her BG1 card is missing. What should she do?

E-mail questions and comments to secctext@bgsu.edu.


It is normal to be shy and timid when you first start college

When you come to college, it is normal to have no friends. I mean, no one knows each other yet and people are either too shy or too scared to put themselves out there and try to meet others.

Unfortunately, that is exactly what you have to do in order to get friends. You have to be friendly. You have to be willing to start conversations with complete strangers or sit next to someone new in your classes. You have to leave your dorm door open and smile and greet people as they walk past. Basically, if you want friends, you … Continue Reading

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