Hello everyone! How are you all?, I know that I haven’t posted anything for a month but I’ve been very busy at university so I want to apologise for not uploading new posts recently. Besides, despite my absence, I am happy to tell you that the blog already reached more than 100 followers, as well as likes so I’d like to thank you all so much! I am going to try to be more active and to post more often.
This post is about sharing my own experiences while studying at university, also, I want to give you some useful tips for managing the study time based on my own experience. In other words, my main goal with this post is, for those who are about to start college, to know and to prepare themselves for the college life.
When I was finishing high school, I truly did not know what to study at university since I am very indecisive. I was thinking about studying either modern languages or architecture (yes, they are very different from each other), but finally I chose the one I felt better with and I think that I made the right decision for sure. I decided to study Modern Languages because I have always had a passion for languages. Besides, I believe that learning languages is a great idea because they open many doors and give you many opportunities not only in the professional area, but also in the social environment, as well as many other advantages.
Then, after graduating from high school, I applied at the Arturo Michelena University, specifically at the Modern Languages School. Afterwards, I finally got accepted into the university and I can tell that I was really happy and excited about it. Almost two years ago, I started university at last and, seriously, it was completely different from school. My first day at university was good but not the best but, at least, I became a friend of many good people and, up to this day, we are still very good friends, so it wasn’t that bad.
My first semester was really good, I learnt new things and made a lot of friends. Obviously, as I said before, the college life is completely different from school so at the beginning I was like “Is this really for me?“, but as the time went by, I got used to the papers, the homeworks and the evaluations (as well as the everyday stress and headaches). On my second semester it was practically the same, I enjoyed a lot and learnt so much about many things.
To summarise, all of the semesters that I have studied on have been good, hard, funny and, sometimes, very stressful. Most of my English was learnt from college and, as well, from a English course that I attended before starting university, since my mother tongue is Spanish.
I’m currently finishing the fourth semester and I can tell you that I have learnt so much so far. Also, I’m happy to tell you that in a few months, I’m going to start learning German at university so I’m very excited about that. Nowadays, I spend most of my free time studying German on Internet by myself to be ready by the time I officially start learning it (maybe I might write a post later about how I am learning it and from where).
Useful tips for managing the study time:
- Set, at least, two hours a day for studying: This is very helpful to keep up with homework, assignments and studies. Besides, It is a useful hobby that will help you to improve your grades at university.
- Be up-to-date with the subjects: This is also a very good way to keep your grades up since you will be one step ahead of your classmates because you will know already what it is being taught.
- Don’t be a procastinator: I have to admit that, sometimes, I do procastinate a little but I always try to avoid doing it because I like seizing my leisure time and take advantage of it. For example, I like reading books, looking up new things on Internet, watching YouTube videos, among others.
- Make a study timetable: I know this can be a little annoying but I can tell you that It’s worth it. Having a timetable planned can really help you seizing your free time because you will already know what you have to do and when. Plus, you don’t have to be thinking about what you have to do today, tomorrow or on Friday; since you only have to look at the table and that’s it. Besides, it can help you being more orderly and organised at school/college.
- Get enough sleep: This is really important because your brain needs rest and it can’t function well if it’s tired so don’t forget to sleep at least 8 hours at night.
- Get comfortable: If you are about to start studying, try to make sure there’s no one around to distract you. Also, it is important to study in a quiet place because it could be very stressful to study in a noisy and unpleasant space so you know now.
What do you think?, Did you like the post?, How has your college experience been?, What do/did you study at university?
Tell me in the comments section.