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Sep 3, 2021
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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs,

blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and

format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.
  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

So you’re now a college freshman. It never felt like the day would come right? Starting college is a whole new experience that we know for a fact you will enjoy. From being able to live on your own for the first time, see new places, meet new people and make new friends, learn a lot of topics pertaining to your major of interest, and much more--college is a rewarding experience for anyone that decides to enroll.

Entering college as a freshman can overall be intimidating. From looking like the new person on campus and not being entirely sure where you are, and just not fully knowing what to expect from your professors on your first day, college can be stressful at this time. There is no way to go in fully prepared for what to expect, but we may be able to help you out. Stop what you’re doing and read our helpful list of the top freshman tips and tricks to help you out during your first year as a freshman!

Easy Tips and Tricks for All Freshman College Students to Follow

Have a successful first year at college with this excellent advice to help you get started!

Are you a freshman in college looking for ways to be successful in your first year? Look for ways to get involved on campus to have a great first year! Image courtesy of Shemassian Academic Consulting.

Starting your first year of college is both exciting yet terrifying at the same time. There are so many things going on, people to meet, areas of the campus to explore, and so much more to see and learn. While you can find yourself lost on the campus, don’t let that deter you from being able to really get to know what your school is all about.

As scary as starting college can be, there’s no need to hide in the shadows and try to blend in with the crowd. If you are looking to make the most out of your freshman year of college, put all your fears and worries aside and check out our comprehensive list of tips and tricks to get you on the right track this year!

Arrive to Class on Time on the First Day

While arriving to class on time on your very first day of classes seems like common sense, it is something that we think every college freshman should get into the routine of doing right away. This comes in handy especially if you're in a major that is more hands-on or just has smaller classes. 

Always be on time for class to make a good first impression on your professor and to also get you in the routine of things! Image courtesy of Metro Parent. 

Not only is this a good routine to get in, but it will also give your professors a good first impression of you and it will put you in the right mindset to get everything done that you need to in your class!

Get Involved in Clubs On Campus

Another thing you can do is get involved in clubs, extracurricular activities, and organizations on campus. As a freshman, this is a great way to get your foot in the door at your college, meet new people, and be a part of something that you enjoy as well. 

Try to balance out your social life, free time, and classes out to avoid burning out in college! Image courtesy of Instagram. 

Whether this is joining a fraternity or sorority, a community service club, a club that pertains to your major, a sports club, or even starting your own club, this is the best way to get involved on campus and make the most out of your freshman year. 

Have Fun, But Put Your Studies First

It’s important to balance striving for success in your classes, but to also make time to socialize and have some fun however you choose to do so. Many freshmen come to college and get too caught up in the college parties and fun parts of college that they start to slip when it comes to their grades, which can put them on the wrong track very quickly.

Try to balance out your studies and your social life to become more successful in college while also avoiding getting burnt out! Image courtesy of Forbes. 

There are many ways to balance both, and that can consist of scheduling your time to study and focus on your work and then scheduling in time to relax and have fun with friends, work in a library or somewhere quiet to focus on your work, don’t procrastinate on your work, and reward yourself when you get your work done, or do well on an assignment or exam!

Purchase a Planner

This may seem something so simple that you may just overlook it and try to go based off of memory, but we really recommend purchasing a planner at the start of each of your college years because it works exceptionally well for building your organizational skills throughout college.

Consider a planner that goes right above your desk to stay organized this semester! Image courtesy of OCM. 

Using a planner, you can use the syllabus that you get in each of your classes on your first day and write down any dates for exams, assignments that are due, projects, and schedule in your free time, time to study, group study sessions, and lots more. Planners are a great way to stay organized and there are plenty of styles to choose from too!

Get to Know Your Roommates

It’s important to get out there and make new friends, or meet people within your major so you can have someone to rely on if you need help in a particular class or assignment. One of the first friends that you will most likely make while you’re in college is whoever you’re living in a dorm with! 

Get to know your roommate in college because it can be the very first friend that you make as a college freshman! Image courtesy of College Tidbits. 

Getting to share a dorm with someone makes it that much easier to get to know them, and hopefully make a new friend for a lifetime. Being able to be friendly, get along with your roommate, and even being able to spend quality time with them will help to make the most out of your freshman year!

Get a comfy rug that you can put in the middle of your dorm room to share with your roommate! Image courtesy of OCM. 

Find Your Spot On Campus

What do we mean by finding “your spot” on campus? It’s simple. There’s a spot on campus that just helps you to relax, be able to focus on studying, or just a place to hang out with your friends on campus. This spot can have a lot of meaning to you, or it can just be a spot that you enjoy surrounding yourself in because you’re able to think and get your work done.

Making friends in college is important, and the first one you can make is your dorm roommate! Image courtesy of Instagram. 

This can be a spot outside on the campus lawn, a quiet corner of the library, your dorm room, or just anywhere you feel comfortable and at home at. Relax and read a book here, study for your next exam, or work on your next assignment at this special spot!

Try Not to Drink Too Much Caffeine

Something that many college students get into the habit of doing while starting their freshman year is getting addicted to caffeine. Coffee, energy drinks, tea, and so much more can become addicting and it can even keep you up all night too. Relying on caffeine is a big no-no when it comes to being in college. 

Lots of students love drinking coffee to give them the extra energy boost they need, but make sure not to rely on it! Image courtesy of FoodService Director. 

While many students rely on caffeine in order to get through their classes with the lack of sleep they got the night before, it’s important to know that this is not healthy. By staying hydrated, eating well, and getting enough sleep every night, you will be able to have all of the energy that you need to get through your classes and then come back and study and get your work done. 

Meet Your Professors 

An important part of college is getting to know your college professors, more specifically the ones that can help you within your major and help you succeed. Making connections in college is an essential part once you graduate and professors are the easiest way to make those crucial connections you will need.

Professors can write recommendation letters for you once you graduate and start applying for jobs, they can help you get into certain classes, and they can even be a person to talk to if you’re struggling and just need someone to talk to. Building relationships with your professors is an important part of college and it’s essential to start when you’re a freshman. 

Register for Classes as Soon as You Can

Registering for classes is an exciting part of every single semester. From getting to learn new things, meet new students and professors, and even discovering new locations on campus is exciting. Just being able to get to learn so many new things in each of your classes on campus is exciting.

Register for your next semester classes as soon as you can so you can get into the classes you want! Image courtesy of Self Credit Builder. 

One rule for registering for classes though: do it as soon as possible! You will be given a date and time that you can register for classes, so make sure to mark it in your planner so you don’t forget. You want to register as soon as you can too because you don’t want to potentially miss out on a class that you really wanted to take. 

We also recommend looking at what classes the next semester is offering, what classes within your major and general education classes you need to fulfill and take that into consideration when scheduling for classes next semester!

College is an exciting time to learn more about yourself as a person and to also make new friends and overall, work towards success. Starting college as a freshman can be intimidating, but don’t let that bother you. With our helpful list of tips and tricks for new college freshmen, you will be on your way to success!

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