By Dhruv Sabharwal, 2020 Neev graduate
After the controlled environment that comes with being in school, the freedom of college is often a welcome relief. This can however have an adverse effect on students, as with no one to hold them accountable for things like submissions, it is easy to slack off. I made such mistakes in my first year but was luckily caught in time and put in place. Make sure you don't slack off at the beginning, while the newfound freedom might be fun, ignoring your work completely can come back to bite you later.