The last few weeks of the semester are always the hardest. Suddenly, everything that you put off because “It isn’t due until the end of the semester” is now a giant stressor because abruptly it becomes “This is literally due tomorrow.” It’s usually a crazy, stressful and not fun time. Many are usually running on pure coffee instead of running on sleep. You might see someone sleeping in the College of Business or the AMU and instead of thinking that they’re strange, you wonder why you didn’t bring a blanket so you could do the same thing. It’s definitely a very strange time on campus, where you can do almost anything and everyone will just shrug it off and remark, “It’s finals week, so it’s fine.”
This being my fourth semester at UF, I thought I would share with you some of … Read More »
If I asked you, “What would you rather be doing than studying right now?,” most of us could probably think of 1,001 ways to answer that question. Perhaps you are even putting it off at this moment to read this post! Let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that studying is hard. But not all aspects of it have to be difficult. To make things easier, find a favorite location on campus to learn!
Atmosphere is very important while studying. Visiting a space where you feel comfortable, and that has few distractions, will help you get the most out of your study time. Previously, my favorite place to study was located in my home. I spent many hours studying (and yes, cramming the night before a test) in that room! Now that I have moved to campus, I’ve really made it … Read More »
That back to school feeling always feels amazing! It doesnâ€™t matter whether you are a freshman or a graduate student â€” we all understand the excitement of going back to school during that first week. I was happy to come back to campus; it gave me a completely new vibe and energy.
Â Â Â Â It feels great to be back on campus! Our campus is very well laid out, and it’s easy to find many things to do. For me, the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) is the best place to hang out. It is considered the student lounge on our campus, so one can find many student related activities happening there on a daily basis. Since I am an avid coffee lover, I usually spend most of my time inside the Cave, a cafe in … Read More »
The number one thing that challenged me my first semester and, to be truthful, the beginning of this semester, was learning to properly deal with stress in a collegiate environment. I had chosen a program that required me to be at the barn upwards of five hours a day, which is more time than many other students spend in class over a span of a few days, as well as required me to carry a regular course load, leaving me with four other classes in which I had work to juggle, lectures to attend, and exams to study for. Coming into school, both semesters, had me frazzled and wondering when I was going to find time for everything. Â I’m not the type of person who can handle a 4 a.m. bedtime and still function the next day, though I fervently … Read More »