Carnegie Mellon University

First Year Fast Facts

These pamphlets provide practical advice from CMU students and faculty about many of the new challenges that First-Years face during the first few weeks of college.

Week 1

A Strong Start [pdf]

Class Strategies • Notetaking • Working with Faculty

Week 2

A Lot to Do [pdf]

Optimizing Your Time • Managing Coursework & Readings

Week 3

Absorbing It All [pdf]

Understanding the Material • Studying & Study Groups • Taking Tests

Week 4

More to Consider [pdf]

Understanding Grades • Academic Integrity

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