As my exams approach, I’ve been thinking a lot about the way I study (and stressing out), and I figured I’d share my methods in case they help anyone with theirs. Let’s get started.
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Going to university was certainly a learning curve for me. I had a lot of ups and downs during my freshman year, but one of the hardest parts turned out to be readjusting to life at home once the year ended. But I learned a lot over these last four months, and I want to share it here.
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I’ve changed over the past year. They probably have, too. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that people aren’t just one thing. Very rarely is anyone completely good or completely bad, but it’s tempting to think that people who treat you bad are evil. But that’s just not true. Good people can do bad things; bad people can do good things. Bad people can also have bad things done to them. Both can exist at the same time.
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On Thursday, I finished my first year of university.
I’m not going to tell you that it was perfect, or amazing, or whatever else. Because truth was, it wasn’t. At times, it honestly sucked. There were several times throughout the year that assignments nearly overwhelmed me. Hey, last week I had four exams within five days, and two of them were on the same day. I’ve had several existential crises and several times where I had no idea who the hell I was. Right in the midst of midterms, I found out I had to switch majors because the one I’d planned on and was in love with got cancelled.
But it’s also been one of the best times of my life, and if I said any different I would be lying. Read More
I’ve talked about several different endings on this blog: the ending of the first draft of my novel VINDICTA, the ending of high school, and the ending of any semblance of safety for minorities in the US. Here’s another one to add to the list: the ending of my first year of university.
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It doesn’t matter if you’re used to living with a bunch of people; you’re not going to be prepared. I’m an only child, but I grew up spending Christmas at my family chalet every year with six other people, not including my parents. And when I went to Greece last year, I spent a week […]
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I’ve been at university for about six months so far, and I’ve noticed one thing comes up time and time again: people don’t like Arts kids. Science majors, med students, biz kids—no matter the degree, a lot of people tend to look down at people with degrees in the Arts and Humanities. We’re wasting our […]
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And so the frosh week diaries continue! (Part 1 can be found here.) DAY 5: FIRST DAY OF CLASSES Guess what I woke up to my first actual day of university classes? That’s right. A fire alarm. first day of university classes: wakes up to fire alarm — A. C. Wyatt (@alexisabooknerd) September 8, 2016 […]
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I AM OFFICIALLY AN ADULT. Okay, that’s a lie. But I did just start my first year of university, and I thought I’d tell you about my first week. This blog post comes to you in two parts because it is crazy long. DAY 1: MOVE-IN To say that this day was anxiety-filled might be […]
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In less than two weeks, I’ll be moving to university. Here’s the thing: I’m an only child with social anxiety. I have lived with my parents for the last seventeen years of my life, and only shared a room with non-family members twice—both times for school trips. I went to the same high school for […]
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