I knew once I stepped through those doors that was home for me. Two weeks later I transferred and started January 4, 2016 the first day back from Christmas break. I was ecstatic, happy, and nervous, but I knew I made the right choice and every day after that has been fantastic. I played sports every season, I joined clubs, and most importantly found happiness. I am into to my senior year and it is flying by like a cheetah on skies.
Prior to this semester, I would have to sate with all honesty that I went from a diligent learner to a chaotic learner. In other words, I lost most of my learning techniques and motivation once I came to college. I am not sure how or what time it occurred, but I suddenly found myself to be total disaster in the middle of the fall semester. However, like any other struggling freshman I also had environmental factors that contributed to my learning habits in high school.
The overall semester definitely had its up’s and downs . As a Peer Mentor I have learned to appreciate my hardwork much more and also learned that speaking up a lot is key to key action to many things. One of my goals for the semester as a Peer Mentor was to get to know my peer mentees on a friendship level or maybe as acquaintances. That goal actually came true in a way because I only made three acquaintances only. Another goal I had throughout the semester was to go outside of my comfort zone a little, I really didn 't like to talk in front of the class.
Throughout the first week of EOF I’ve learned about many things, but most importantly be grateful for the opportunity getting a higher education beyond a high school degree, that majority of people like me can 't afford. Transition from high school into college is a huge difference because you are now in your own, and even though there are people on campus to help you, you have to take responsibility for your own self. One might be tough but being away from home is hard, since mom is not around to cook those delicious meals, do your laundry, remind you to do your work, take care of you when sick, as well as other things. I’ve learned that transition from high school into a college setting takes time, but it is all about getting used to a new
As a transfer student from a community college, Cornell was and still is a big transition for me. At one point, it became overwhelming since I thought I was not fulfilling my loved ones’ expectations. College was not a new experience, but Cornell was. I was not sure if I would fit in this new environment. At times I found myself in libraries for hours.
I will now be more organized, and read everything more closely. I feel like I need to slow down and be more confident in what I am doing. I will make more use of the tools I have, but first of all before I began I will start with a prayer. The fear I had about it being a long time since I was in school was confirmed.
Dr. Spencer very quickly answered that the transition was not difficult at all, he went on to mention how the environment was the most drastic change, but not really a difficulty when relating to his work. He did emphasize how the community was the most welcoming change; he noted the particular openness and friendliness of the community that he observed as the most entrancing change he experienced in his transition. What were some particular difficulties you faced by beginning work in research while still an undergraduate student? How did
I work part-time, live 45 minutes away, have a hectic life and I’m extremely nervous about returning to school. As a student, I want to try my best but I also feel like I could get extremely overwhelmed at everything as well. I’m trying to keep it all in perspective and just take it one day at a time, and as things happen.
When others would give up and throw a worksheet in the trash or call into work for extra study time, I maintain both sides of my schedule with satisfying
Next year, I will be attending Carnegie Mellon University. There will be no easy classes and there will probably be days where I think the work is too hard or too much. However, I know to quickly shut down those negative thoughts. I will persevere through the struggles similar to cross country. In races there are no hills too big, just as there are no calculus problems too difficult.
I continued to come prepared to class. I’d always have a Chromebook, a notebook, and a writing utensil on me, along with any book that we were reading and a completed homework assignment. I strived to hold myself accountable and get all assignments done on-time using the time allotted to me. I also made myself responsible for my own success, by putting in more time that I ever have this year, whether it was going to the practice AP test on Saturday morning and getting things completed at home. I tried to focus on the quality of my work, getting it done a few days ahead of the due date
Colege has transferd better work habits directly into my everyday life. College has taught me so much already. Making me more independent also making me do more school work and study more often for quizzes and tests. I like the changes I am seeing for the most pasrt but the work involved is not fun. College has taught me that not everyutyhing will be fun that is good for
Will it be hard, this huge amazing change? Will I keep in contact with my friends back home and the ones who will be far away? I’ve always been a worrier. I’ve never really imagined what college would be like. I assumed that what I saw in movies and TV shows were accurate.
If you can, try to keep your study intervals to the same length as you would if you were in your designated homework
STUDY SMARTER, NOT HARDER: Learning is an important part of student's life, and memory is the fundamental tool in learning process. We are taught to develop our memorization skills at any early age and often good memorization skills lead to success in exams. We have seen many students top grade in spite of studying for a short period of time while others constantly struggle and cramme same topics for days, despite don't achieve success. These students always ask themselves that what are those golden habits of high achievers they lack? What successful students do differently that makes them so smart without much effort?