School had always been something I was good at. All through my academic career, up until my sophomore year of college, school never stressed me out too bad. Trying to be a successful student, employee, friend, and family member can be very overwhelming. Once I entered college I was faced with many obstacles that challenged me to balance all the roles in my life. During my fall semester of my sophomore year in college I experienced the most difficult time ever. I expired burnout, before I knew what burnout was. At the time I did not notice that I was burned out. I thought everybody was experiencing this level of stress; I thought it was the norm for college students. I was taking fifteen credits of required classes to start my core classes in my junior year. The classes I was taking all demanded me to do extensive reading, …show more content…
It took so much energy out of me. I ended the semester with three Bs and two Cs. I felt so low. I was used to making As and being able to have control of my life. At this point, I felt as though I had completely lost control. This was probably my worst academic semester to date. Once this occurred I had to reevaluate the decisions I was making. I spent Christmas break making changes to my routine and lifestyle. I began to eat healthier, exercise, prioritize, and make time to just relax. Once I started eating better and exercising, I noticed I focused better and slept better at night. I had to make myself and my overall health a priority and success in school would be much easier. If something could not be done I just had to accept it and not stay up too late trying to get it done. I began to manage my time better and work smarter, not harder. Once I realized that I cannot stress over every little thing that was happening in my life I began to see major improvements. My spring semester was much better. I was much happier, did better academically, and my health
A few weeks in, I was feeling the heat. The pressure was getting to be too much. I was unable to focus my attention appropriately. I felt like I was living in a fog unable to think clearly. I was obtaining C’s for my poorly written essay’s (which was a blow to my ego) in my English class.
College Pressures Explained 101 College students these days seem to be worrying too much about getting rich in the future than finding something that they will love to do. They think they need to have it all figured out now and forget to take some creative classes and open their minds. College Pressures by William Zinsser, argues that students are stressing too much about planning their futures using mostly pathos. In the essay he states the four pressures that the students face: economic, parental, peer, and self-induced. Zinsser talks about how college students are so worried about getting perfect grades, and under so much pressure to succeed.
Of course I am not trying to make up excuses on why I did so poorly, throughout this semester I have been dealing with my own internal problems and also illnesses. I have been dealing with family problems such as, potential divorces and differences in the family that have been arising
Mid-junior year the level of going to college dropped at an all time low. I believe that giving up was the easiest thing in the world. My grades where low, and It was too late to turn back and fix them. By the time March arrived, everyone was cramming in all the knowledge for their AP test. From getting tutors to pulling all nighters to learn a month 's worth of materials.
This is because I question if I could have done a better job of compartmentalizing my personal struggles with family matters and mental health. This is something I have struggled with, but I am proud of the performance I put forth, because I know that even staying in college seemed to difficult at times. More than that I value the experience as it slowly taught me how to compartmentalize at a high level, something that I know will be useful for a career in
One being, learning how to manage my time. There were weeks where we would have school all day, then practice till five, then a basketball game at six. It was extremely hard to study, cheer, work, and somehow have a social life. These situations helped me plan ahead to when I was going to finish homework or study for my upcoming tests. I will use this useful skill in college next year where i'll find myself always looking for time that I don't have.
Examining the Impact of common faults on the College Fault 1: Network failure Impact of General Running of the college In a college environment, Network failure is a vital thing that has to be prevented to ensure that the daily operation of the college is uninterrupted and providing an optimal experience for the staff and students. In the unlikely event of a Network failure, which can be caused by many different reasons, the result can be catastrophic. Due to the fact that the entire operation of the college needs internet and network connectivity the school could potentially have to be shut down or resort to paper based management for the period where the network is down. Depending on the courses and the specific lessons that are being taught
Deciding on attending a college or university is one of the best choices in life, though we must know our way to get there. Resources regarding entering college are available everywhere, however the question stands: Where do I begin? First-generation students are the ones to struggle the most. A person who already went through the initial process is one to provide the best first-hand guidance. Alas, first-generation students are the first in their family to pursue a college education, therefore they do not have the same resources.
For various reasons, I felt as though I was not adjusting as well as I should of and that resulted in my withdrawal. I am an intelligent, artistic, and musically inclined person that enjoys helping myself and others to succeed. STEM has changed
As the competition season and school began the amount of work for me to do increased. Having an AP class for the first time, three honors class, and a college course my balance for work slowly diminished. It grew harder and harder to focus on all of these but rather than quit I Singh 2 redoubled my effort. This was a significant point for me because I was going at my own problems alone. As the season progressed I got better until concert band season.
Being one of the first ones in my family to graduate has always been part of my plan. Getting into college is the easy part. You think you have it all figured out until you realize you can probably never afford to buy all your books or pay for the courses you need. That’s when you look towards financial aid and you start filling out scholarships.
Although my experience in AP World History continued to challenge and frustrate me from June of 2015 to the present, it changed me to make me a more responsible student, and changed the way I view the world. I was continually challenged and frustrated by many assignments that I completed from June of 2015 to the present. The work that I had to finish was much more than had ever been placed on me before, and at the beginning of the year I was incredibly overwhelmed by it. The homework continued to challenge me, but it became less and less overwhelming throughout the first part of the year as I grew used to it. By the time the high school swimming season started, which took up much of my time, I figured out to be the most efficient possible.
Term one was finally ended, it seemed like time flown by so slow, anyway, my teachers just announced, “ He was the only student who got all A 's, it is our first time having a student who got them.” I was captivated by the thought, that I couldn 't do that or wow, he really worked hard. Just the look on everyone 's face, full of surprise and excitement, all eyes on him. I wanted to be like him too, but I wasn 't motivated enough. Throughout the term, I often missed classes, it became my normal because my teacher did not even notice, if I was in class or not, because I had to attend my special class.
Although motivation and determination can get one far, a time still comes when having a job in college is a problem in some shape or form, like for Student A. Contrastingly, Student B, who is without a job in college, would not encounter work-related problems on this particular level. The most common obstacles in college are time, stress, and social life. Let’s see how different these obstacles can be by comparing Student A and B. Time is something the majority of people wish to have more of, especially a student with many responsibilities. “One must work with time and not against it,” said Ursula K. Le Guin. A college student comes across the “Triple S”, the lack of time to study, sleep, and self-personal time.