Getting by in your classes alone is sometimes hard! I used to be somewhat of a loner back when I was in a community college and now that I’m in my last year of uni these are somethings I have learned!ღゝ◡╹)ノ♡
- If you don’t have the motivation to go to class: Make friends fast!(੭ु｡╹▿╹｡)੭ु⁾⁾
The key to surviving classes (especially classes that you don’t like) is to make friends! This will help going to class be a better experience and therefore you will want to show up to class. Make friends with the people around you, spark up some conversations and try to have some fun while everyone tries to survive together!
2. Study Groups(˘∀˘)/(μ‿μ) ❤
It is important to not be afraid to get numbers! Being able to communicate to your classmates is important! If there are assignments, projects, and tests that you know are going to be hard, talk it out with the people next to you who are probably equally just as stressed out and want some help too. Creating a group chat is the best when it comes to getting help right away. Everyone has some kind of problem in any class, make sure to help each other out.
Planning out your semester, your month, your week, your day, down to the hour, to the minute is important! Not procrastinating on doing work that you hate is hard! we’ve all been in at least one class we absolutely hate and probably avoided the work like the plague. Try getting a planner or a school bullet journal and plan out everything! from the projects, to the tests, to the homework, to when you’re going to do it, and at what time you’re going to take breaks or reward yourself. following your own schedule will help you break down what you will need to do for that class and hopefully it will feel like less is on your plate. When you feel like less is on your plate for this class you will feel less stressed leading to you doing the work instead of putting it off.
4. Ask for help!ヽ(・∀・)ﾉ
In high school our teachers might scare us into seeming like we are going to be completely alone in college and you’ll just have to deal with it, but no! A lot of the time your professors do want to help you! They want to see you succeeded and pass their class as much as you do! Ask them for help, go after class, show up to their offices hours, email them, anything! They are the ones that are going to give you that grade, might as well get advice and help from that source! You’ll know exactly what they are looking for and it will help you get through the class a lot smoother.
5. Tutors! ｡･ﾟ･(ﾉД`)ヽ(￣ω￣ )
There will always be tutors and extra help that will be provided for you…use them! They are usually for free and have pretty flexible hours. This is so handy! I used tutors for my Japanese language classes and they were always so helpful to the point I ended up getting all A’s for every single semester! If you have an important test coming up, take all your notes and whatever the professor has told you about the test to the tutor and have them talk everything out with you! Going over everything with another person will help you remember things, have more confidence in knowing that you know the answers, and help you pass that test!
6. No Such Thing As A Stupid Question! ╮(￣ω￣;)╭
Ask questions! I know so many times you can just get lost in what your professor is saying but just end up sitting there like “???(๑•́ ₃ •̀๑)” Then you just get up, pack your stuff, and leave╮(╯_╰)╭. While at home you start thinking to yourself…”so what was I supposed to do???( º﹃º )” and then end up stressing out! DON’T DO THAT! Ask someone, anyone! ask the person next to you what you just missed, ask the teacher if they could repeat what they just said or catch them after class. I can guarantee you someone had the exact same question as you did and will be relieved that you said something!
7. Talk to your Academic Advisor(ﾉ>ω<)ﾉ :｡･:*:･ﾟ’★,｡･:*:･ﾟ’☆
If you are really have problems with these classes, talk it out with your Academic Advisor. You can rant to your friends and family about that class to no end, but you won’t get the help or advice you would really need from them; that’s where your Academic Advisor comes in. they can provide you with special/extra help, they could provided you with alternative classes that you could probably take in place of that class, they could even help you plan out your classes before you take them so that you will have the classes you actually want. They know the details about most classes and professors so you won’t have to be stuck with a class and professor you don’t like in the first place. TRUST ME! they help so much, I would not have gotten by without my Academic Advisor!
8. Hate your Professor/ Not doing well at all? Drop The Class(*´ I `)ﾉﾟ(ﾉД｀ﾟ)ﾟ｡
Sometimes things happen. You can’t always do good for every single thing. You’re human and that’s okay! If you are doing your best but you just can’t handle the work flow, or it’s just too hard for you, life is getting in the way, professor is pushing your buttons…drop the class. It will be better than taking the F. Just try not to do that every single time life gets hard. It is okay to withdraw from the class and to take the W instead of an F because it won’t mess up your GPA. But having too many W’s in your grade book does not look good either. It shows that you are not capable of finishing a lot of things and therefore will not be able to finish your work in the future (or so it will look). Only do this if you are absolutely about to fail the class.
I know that going to a University or even a Community College for the first time is scary but just know that everyone is there to help you. Do not be afraid to ask for the help you really need, especially if you cannot stand the class that you are in. ❤ (ɔˆз(ˆ⌣ˆc)