I wish I'd spent more time studying alone instead of with friends. When I arrived here, I didn't know how to study independently, without looking over someone else's shoulder...

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I wish I’d spent more time studying alone instead of with friends. When I arrived here, I didn’t know how to study independently, without looking over someone else’s shoulder. — Rim Sem, Freshman at Seattle University (Evergreen High)

I wish I’d practiced better study skills. College isn’t like high school; you can’t ignore the reading, because the tests in college cover a lot more than the stuff you talk about in class. — Jill Eagle, Junior in math at UW (Holy Names)


I wish I’d focused more on school and paid attention during my senior year. When you slack off, it slows your momentum and makes for a rough transition into college. You have a harder time picking up speed in college-level courses. — Viet Tran, Sophomore at Seattle University (Evergreen High)