Scratches on the Notepad

Yes! You have been accepted... Now What? (YES! Image courtesy of Flickr user Joe Shlabotnik. Licensed under CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic).

Hi! Welcome to Scratches on the Notepad – a blog dedicated to making the lives of first year university students easier.

When I started first year, I felt lost. I wasn’t mentally prepared for university, the exams were tough, and professors were so brilliant (or so nonsensical) that lectures weren’t making much sense. Some students around me seemed to adjust well while others had the same half-dazed look I did. Searching around for resources, I found books, articles, and blogs dedicated to providing advice to university students. However, not all were useful for helping me make that leap between high school and university. Talking to other students, I realized that the biggest challenge transitioning to university was the sheer overwhelmingness of the entire university experience. Problems such as fast-paced lectures, difficult exams, getting used to large campuses, and living away from home really added up.

In this blog, I aim to take that pile of confusion otherwise known as first year univeristy and chop it down to manageable chunks. Look around the blog and tell me if I have succeeded (even a little) in doing that!

If you have a question about SotN, check out the FAQ page. Get involved with SotN by checking out the opportunities page.

If you have a story idea let me know!

To contact me, leave a comment below, e-mail scratchesonthenotepad [at] gmail [dot] com, or tweet @ScratchesotNote.

Thanks for stopping by!


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