How to be Smarter: People get a maximum of two hours to respond to text messages if sent during the normal day; if sent past 11, they have until the next morning to respond. Harassing someone's inbox because they didn't reply quick enough is too much too soon and will scare more people (boys) away.
How to be Prettier: J.crew flip flops, the wedge-ish ones that everyone was wearing two or three years ago, are no longer in style. Please move those to the back of your closet and save them for shower sandals in the dorms :)
How to be (less) Awkward: If you have one of those jobs that you need to dress nice for work, don’t be one of those people that wears running shoes with suits and pencil skirts. A comfortable pair of flats does the job while looking much nicer. WHAT IF THERE IS A CUTE BOY ON THE SUBWAY!