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A Few Things I've Learned

November 1, 2013

Andres Cuervo ’17

  • Writing (both creatively and academically) is more rewarding in college because you're allowed more freedom.
  • Citations are serious business because now I'm in the "real" world (not that they weren't serious in high school, just now more-so than ever).
  • Living in the center of campus is really, really convenient.
  • It feels like everything is just 5 minutes away.

  • Sleep is vital. "Important" doesn't seem to do it justice. I know you've probably heard it a thousand times (& so have I), how you "need your sleep," but it's only been while being here, on my own particularly, that I've learned the role sleep plays in our lives.
  • I think we all know this feeling a little too well.

  • Friends are great, but if you want time alone that's fine too! Really, your social life is what you make of it and it should never make you uncomfortable.
  • Finally, and I'll definitely talk about this more, time management is really difficult but also completely essential. Oberlin students are very busy, generally too-much-so, and learning how to manage your time is important when there are so many great things to do.
These are just a few things I've learned while here, and I'm sure these will be elaborated upon as I keep going through this journey.

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