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Monday, January 30, 2023

Preston Jones


Unsolicited advice from a 1L survivor.

Full disclosure: I pick my column topics based on how easy they are to write. A piece about my academic struggles? I can crank that out in an hour. Topics about the law school culture at UF, a more in-depth think piece on some political topic or (heaven forbid) a nuanced look at the student organization funding “crisis”? We’ll save those for a week when I’m not already procrastinating on my class assignments.


Spilling the tea on undergraduate success

Somehow, it’s already my sixth first day of school here at UF, my second first day of law school, and yet I still have no idea what I’m supposed to write about. My editor kindly suggested I write something using my experience from these four years of undergraduate and one year of law school to help new UF undergraduate students be successful. As I have zero experience being a “successful” undergraduate student, (no seriously, I was the worst, just ask my stressed-out parents how excited they were when they got my degree in the mail), I thought I’d share a few things that got me over the finish line during the many times I thought I wasn’t going to graduate. 

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