Monday, January 9, 2012

10 steps to make a notes buddy the first day of class

The first day of class can be a bit awkward. Making a friend/notes buddy eases the tension by breaking the ice and giving you someone to contact in case you can't make it to class for some important reason. So what are the steps to making the connection without seeming like a stalker?

1. Wear clothes that reflect what a college student should wear. Don't overdress or under dress.
2. Get to class about 5-10 minutes early to get the advantage of a good seat by a potential notes buddy.
3. Make eye contact with another student when you enter the room and sit by that person. However, if there are 20 seats in the room and only two people in the room, don't sit RIGHT beside that person. That would just be weird.
4. Smile, and say "hi."
5. Chances are the other person is uneasy, too, so don't be alarmed by a few moments of silence.
6. If you have any information on the professor or class, share it. He or she will appreciate your input and may contribute information that you were unaware of.
7. Again, silence can be golden. Don't feel you have to talk constantly.
8. After class, ask the potential notes buddy if he or she would like to exchange contact information in case one of you can't come to class.
9. Be content with a phone number or email address. You just met this person. It may be too soon for Facebooking.
10. Only make that first call to the notes buddy when you actually need their notes. Calling just for the heck of it isn't allowed until you get to know each other a little better.

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