Welcome to Chuyang Honors College, Zhejiang Normal University. I am one of the sophomores in English Experimental Class. It is my great honor to write the letter to you. To be your elder sister, I do want to help you as much as I could. Here, I’d love to share some experience which may help you do better jobs in the university.
First, psychology. Each of you must have imagined the appearance of and the life in the university for hundreds of times. But when you step into the university, what you have imagined may break down. Is university equal to thorough freedom and relaxation? Of course not. We still have quantities of things to do. Furthermore, study is still vital in our life. As one of my teachers said, “Relaxation is a luxury belonging to the old who have retired.” Your youth and vitality should be used to fight for your life. Maybe your life is busy, but only by working can you feel rich. Yes?
Second, study. The teachers here do care about the life and studies of students. But they grant you more rights to take the responsibilities of yourselves. So, you need to arrange the schedules on your own. Whether to read a book or to watch a movie is totally decided by you. As for the examination, different courses and teachers have different requirements, which need you to treat them differently and accordingly. Besides, it is your turn to actively communicate with and ask help from teachers, elder students, and classmates. If you ask them for help, they will be extremely willing to help you. Of course, you should cooperate with each other. No one is an island. Never shut yourselves in your own worlds, or you would be isolated.
Third, activities. There are many activities in the university, such as English speech, Chinese speech, debate, singing, and playlet. Whatever the result is, it is the process that matters. To be honest, at first, I didn’t quite believe in that sentence. Nevertheless, after I have used my whole year to practice it, I am sure that I have gained a lot during the process. It is the activities that enrich your experience and strengthen your ability. I am so sorry that my words fail to express my real feelings effectively. Once you have done it, you will distinctly feel it
University is a new start as well as a challenge. Everything depends on your actions and choices from this moment. Seize the day rather than kill time. Work hard and play hard. Best wishes to all of you. May all of you happy every day.