Reading the book as a college freshman has helped me understand the fun that comes with going to college. Staying in the dormitory is one of the advice Bell gives to the students. Living in a dorm is interesting as one gets to meet new people and form lifelong friendships (Bell, 2013 p. 4). Many advantages come with emotional and intellectual survival. Knowing how to associate with people that are not your family is helpful in making a person into a better version of themselves for the sake of future relations. I have been living in a college dorm since I was a freshman, and it has been fun so far getting to know my fellow dorm mates. Bell suggests one should go study abroad to be able to learn new cultures and different people’s way of life. I do not have an opportunity to go study abroad, but I would love to go try a new environment in future. My perspective of studying in another country was changed completely after reading the book. I did not know the importance of meeting new people and learning new cultures until I read the book.
Bell advice freshmen to meet with a counselor, when they join college. It helps them with the advice of going through the four years in school. The students should commit themselves to community service in their free time and not waste their time doing unusual things that do not add value to their lives. Community service is a great way to socialize and meet people who will be helpful in ones life. Community service can lead one to finding a part-time job that will help with day to day expenses while at school (Bell, 2013 p. 15). Part time jobs are interesting and helpful, but are time-consuming. One may not be able to balance their time well when they concentrate on the part time job. Balancing between one’s studies, part time job and trying to have a social life can be difficult while in college. The other things Bell advises one to