We’ve all heard the expression, “new year, new you” normally this is a New Year’s resolution mantra but I can’t wait that long. I am excited to being my sophomore year in college as a chemical engineering major. I am skimming my text books, trying to get an idea of the things I am going to be learning this coming semester. I know it takes me a while to catch on sometimes and I need to minimize that if I am to succeed.
Here’s a publically declared list of my actions for the rest of the month of August:
- Skim and take brief notes from my calculus and organic chemistry texts. If I have an idea committed to memory, however weak, of what my professors are talking about in class or even when I read the text the night before, the more likely I am to actually learn something instead of just absorbing information.
- Get excited! Have a positive attitude about school. The more positive my attitude, the more likely I will be to keep my head up.
- Try to see my friends who have encouraged me and were there for me when I needed them last year. I know that with their encouragement I can do well.
- Get packed and settled into my new apartment within the first two weeks of school. The longer I have to wait and fret, the worse my school performance is going to be.
- Enjoy life. It’s hard, and I’m not succeeding at this all that much quite yet, but I will continue to try.