Prof: You don’t actually seem that scared (discussing big assignment), your posture is very relaxed
Student: We’re just not awake
Prof: There’s coffee!… somewhere in the world
This was definitely one of the things that most surprised me about university. Especially girls calling each other sluts, or girls even defending themselves that they weren’t sluts when they mentioned anything sexual.
I wish I had the time to do things like participate in ze’s missions and draw little comics, and edit photos and write amateur articles for tumblr. Make stamps and journal more and the rest of it. Things that just take little chunks of times and use creativity, and things that take more time like designing tumblr theme and starting an etsy shop.
I recognize this wish and agree to put it mostly aside for the time being, because school is busy but worthwhile, and writing about stuff in the past can be as fun as the present, and I will always have more project ideas but that doesn’t mean I have to abandon the ones I have now. School is worth putting the time in to, and putting these projects aside for the time being, and I understand that and won’t punish myself for it.
And that doesn’t mean I can’t spend 5 minutes writing this, or doodling that, but my most precious projects may not get done, or very few may get done, and the things that do may just be because they flit through my mind at the right moment, and that’s okay for now.
I know this tunnel will end with light
But I can’t see it, I can’t see it.
The Zolas, Body Ash
This is such a nostalgic song for me, first term, and the new music and new friends and new boys. Falling in love with this town and this university… It’s strange the quotes/words that I find comfort in these days, but just as visuals help me learn, imagery seems to calm me somewhat. Anyways, I love this song, and the whole album really.
Is it a bad idea, in first year university, to have a number of back to back courses on one day, and leave a couple weekdays open? Or is it better to have a couple classes each day with space in between?
Any and all thoughts on this would be appreciated
THERE WEREN’T ENOUGH CHARACTERS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER!!
Okay, so basically you have to work every day (or nearly every day) when you’re in university. Classes take up at most half of the hours you work, and can take up as little as a quarter of it. The benefit of leaving days open is you can sleep in or do something else one one of those days every once in a while if you work extra the rest of the week. Also you can work on the same subject for a long stretch without interruptions if you find it easier to focus that way. The downside is that all your classes will be clumped together. It can become very hard to focus after hours of classes but profs don’t slow down for anyone and classes are pretty much entirely lectures. You’ll be spoken at for the entirety of classes and absorbing as much as possible makes life possible (the more you absorb the less cramming the more sleep). So it depends how long you can focus well, and how disciplined you can be about studying when you technically don’t have scheduled classes. Something that’s worth more consideration is who teaches the classes on different days. Check them out at ratemyprof.com . Having a good prof makes a hard class easier, and having a bad prof is hellish, so read up ahead as much as you can. Also, consider something other than the extremes. Having 8 hours of class a day is a lot for anyone to handle, but having a lighter day, say 2 or 3 hours of class, in the middle of the week and 5-6 hour days the rest of the week can relieve a lot of stress. Also keep in mind that lots of assignments tend to be due on Fridays (at least from my experience) so it’s nice to have a lighter work day on Wednesday or Thursday just in case you’re not, you know, done before that.