Let me start this post off by saying WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT TAKE PSYCHOLOGY CLASSES (or any class for that matter) FOR GRANTED!! I have learned this lesson the really hard and painful way. Even though psychology classes may seem easy because most teachers just give busy work, there is a lot of reading and understanding required to ace the exams.
I was among those people that felt that psychology will be an easy A, and now I am suffering, I thought I could put off the chapter readings until the last moment, (WHICH WAS A HORRIBLE HORRIBLE IDEA), but now there’s only three days until the exam and I still have a lot to read. I keep thinking that the professors lectures are easy to understand, and the first exam was quite easy, but I am not registering the fact that exams progressively get harder after the first exam. Also, the class being at 8:30 in the morning doesn’t really help. I am not a morning person, and therefore, waking up in the morning is the worst thing ever, which means I am more prone to skipping class, which means that I will end up missing a lot of important notes in class.
But alas, I have to study and do well on the exam. Hopefully, god will be on my side this time!
So the main points of this post are:
1. Never take a class (especially psychology) for granted.
2. Do not procrastinate (but I am pretty sure you have heard this a bunch of time and you will still do it, just like me). To me, procrastination is like the devil, it lurks behind you and only comes upon you when you really don’t want it.
3. Do the readings for each class ahead of time so you can be prepared for class, and won’t have to read 135 pages in 3 days!!!! I truly cannot stress this enough!!! DO THE READINGS!!!!!
4. Do not take morning classes if you are not a morning person or else you will hate yourself and everything in this world and most probably skip all the classes. But then again, if you have an awesome roommate who will wake you by in the morning (like my amazing roommate, Sabine), then by all means, go ahead!
5. Do not get addicted to TV shows (like Criminal Minds/Vampire Dairies/Scandal), because (trust me when I say this), they will be the DEATH of you!!
6. Lastly, please get your priorities straight. Do your most important things first and leave the least important things till the end (or try to do a little bit of something EVERYDAY). This way you will get your work done and won’t get tempted by peer pressure (like me, who gets peer pressured into watching TV shows by my (still amazing) roommate).
Anyways, hope these things come in handy!!
Or you could just always be a bum on the streets (which at this point seems like a very good decision….) ….
(But in all honesty) once your in college, please don’t be a bum on the streets! :)