I am entering my senior year of college and I’ve learned some things about it. Now, my experience is similar and differnet from many of my peers. Do know that everone’s experience is different. What you as an individual find important alters what happens to each person. However, I learned a few things that everyone can take with them.
- Procrastination is the number one way to ensure misery
- My GPA would be significantly higher if I learned in the beginning that procrastination is an odd combination of fear, control and lack of self discipline. Procrastination is a topic that is not addressed in society enough to me. I believe that procrastination is thrown into the same category as obesity, an individual who doesn’t deal with it tends to believe that it’s only a self control problem when it actually has many layers. My form of procrastination was “productive procrastination” I would go to the gym and work out for 2 hours or go to bible study and hang out too late or watch TED talks and learn more. It’s confusing because I would do things that were good for me but I wouldn’t do my work. The problem was my fear; I didn’t want to fail my assignments. So because of my fear I couldn’t control the situation and because I couldn’t control it I lacked the self discipline to do anything. Get to the root of the problem and attack it. You will thank yourself later.
- $100 dollars is really $10
- As a 16 year old, I remember a $100 being a lot and as a 21 year old, it’s still a lot but I want to tell you that $100 dollars can disappear quickly. Be responsible with your income. Make a budget and stay by your budget.
- At the end of the day your health is all you have
- I missed a few days of class because I got sick and I felt terrible. I was basically bed ridden until my medicine started to work. It made me realize that there are some people who can not accomplish their dreams because they are stuck in a bed wishing that their pain would stop. Your health is almost all you have at the end. Take care of yourself.
- Rewriting notes is useless (for me)
- This was the dumbest trick I have ever heard. I don’t know why it never worked for me. Maybe it’ll work for you. The study advice that I can give you is: pay attention in class, ask questions, go to tutorials, read the text book and review the material with efficiency.
- Read your dang textbook!!!
- As I said before, read the textbook. Your teacher does not have the time to rewrite the textbook into a powerpoint. Sooooooo, just do your part and read the book. Sometimes the topics are really interesting after the first 3 paragraphs.
- Don’t let what you weren’t good at in high school determine your college career
- From elementary school all the way to college I had the same critic “Your writing is good but you need to expand your thoughts.” This statement pissed me off because I answered the questions that the prompts would ask, I would answer them clear and concise, I don’t believe in fluff but sadly we have to adapt to succeed.
College is a really odd experience. So many things happen and life changes a lot. I hope that I helped y’all out. Talk to y’all later.