Stay Classy

Now that we're in the full swing of the semester, I would like to reflect on what I think about this spring semester so far:

18 credits with some extracurricular activities—I have a bad feeling about this.

Nevertheless, I’m trusting God through this semester. How am I going to “stay classy” and not go into a mental breakdown?

Proverbs 11:14 “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”

I sought counsel from the wisest person I know: my mom, a former O.B.G.Y.N. physician. Surely, someone with over ten years of schooling and practicing medicine can help this struggling student. This is what my mom told me:

  • Make a schedule – it’s true! It helps me immensely to have a visual aid of how I’m going to spend my time. This helps with studying ahead in classes.
  • Manage your time wisely – I spent 5 hours studying for one class. Mom said that wasn’t wise because I would see a decrease in my other subjects. She told me to evenly divide the time between subjects putting more emphasis on harder classes.

Easier said than done. I followed my mom’s wisdom and started to get into the swing of studying, but I wasn’t seeing results initially. I then consulted my faculty adviser about study habits. Surely, someone with a Ph.D. could help not just when I study but how I study. She told me: “Review old material at the end of my study sessions.” This keeps older information fresh and not lost in the abyss of my mind.

I also remember my Anatomy and Physiology teacher told me to study early so that when test time comes, I would only need to review material I already know.

Stay classy out there. Manage your time and review for tests not study. . .

This post is dedicated to my Anatomy And Physiology teacher who inspired this post.

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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