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.0