The Best Methods in Studying ✓
This will all be pretty repetitive but do NOT put it off to the last minute. I'm in nursing school and a memorization technique that helps me is (1) take good notes in class/listen (2) go home and do the required reading in text, then re-organize lecture notes and combine with text notes (3) make a good comprehensive study guide (4) at least 3-4 days before exams, sometimes a few more days ahead, start reading the study guide over daily and highlight or cross out the stuff you memorized along the way. Eventually everything will be highlighted/crossed out and you'll know EVERYTHING :D
Also if you can, do a lot of practice exams, practice questions, etc. anything you can get your hands on.
- Ways to Make Friends ✓
Be outgoing. Explore different interests. Be it Greek life, the cooking/anime club, an Asian interest group, intramural sports. Also leave your dorm room, I cannot stress this enough - go to other rooms down the hall, leave your building and just randomly say hi to people. As a freshmen, meeting other freshmen is your best opportunity to make friends.
- SAT Help ✓
Lots of practice and review of basic grammar. For math, I think Dr. Chung's was the best for practice.
Also I'm a nursing major (1 more year) so if anyone is interested in going into this field/career path, feel free to ask me anything:)