Tag: time management
Looking back on my freshman year at Findlay, I have learned so much. It would be almost impossible to write about how many lessons I have learned my first year on campus! As the end of the school year approaches, and the stress of exams is weighing on me heavily, I thought it would be a great opportunity to reflect on all that I have learned and experienced this year.
Choices: It is no surprise that college freshman are not noted for making the best choices. This is no wonder, however. Most freshmen are almost fully dependent on their parents for the first 18 years, and then immediately become autonomous the minute we step foot on campus. This is awesome! College gives you the opportunity to become your own unique individual. With individualism, though, comes choices. Making the right choice in every … 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 »
College. At one point, it was stereotyped as a four-year party where students took a few classes and had little responsibility. Now, college has transformed into a three-ring circus, where students are tasked with juggling many things. My senior year is more like a five-ring circus though; where class, career prospecting, working, extracurricular and social activities occupy my day. Here is a breakdown of what I experience daily:
Classes. Every college student takes classes, and this semester I am taking six (eighteen credit hours). I have a mix of general education and business-oriented classes with homework, papers, projects, presentations and exams. While at times the classwork seems like a lot, I enjoy it because most of the courses cover areas I am passionate about.
Career Prospecting. As a senior, making sure I land a job post-graduation is very important. I am constantly … Read More »
Although I’m registered for 16 credit hours, and I’m supposed to be attending classes 25 hours each week, I somehow find myself deeply involved in my classwork and in extracurricular activities that have just become part of my schedule. I’m taking part in educational activities, whether it’s class or organizations every night, so “blow-off nights” are never really an option for me with the amount of work I have on my plate. Homework and extra care for my horses is a whole different story.
Why I Choose to Be Involved
I was very involved in many activities in high school, so I think it’s just natural for me to continue that trend in college. I remember I wasn’t even planning on trying out for the dressage team my freshman year until a senior – the then president – used some mad coaxing … Read More »
So, do you know that feeling when youâ€™re reading a textbook in high school and there is a little box in a different color that takes up half the page? It usually says something like â€œReal Life Applicationâ€ or â€œDigging Deeper;â€ well, we all know what everyone does when they see thatâ€¦skip it! Itâ€™s a great feeling because youâ€™re another half of a page closer to the end of the most boring chapter of your life.
Fast-forward a few years to your first year in professional pharmacy schoolâ€¦let’s just say you were to skim your brand new 10-pound pharmacotherapy book by rolling through the pages quickly. Youâ€™ll be happy to see hundreds of those colored boxes covering pages flash before your eyes, and now youâ€™re thinkingâ€”great, I can skip all that! But waitâ€¦now introducing the concept of the algorithm. The what? … Read More »
Monday night of exams every semester Campus Program Board hosts Late Night Munchies in Henderson. You don’t need a meal plan to come to this late-night study break, which includes live music and free food. CPB always has really creative ideas to match the theme of the night to the style of the artist playing. One semester, they had a Sesame Street theme and another semester they turned Henderson into a jazz club.
This year, CPB brought in Ari Herstand, a vocal-looper who as a single performer sang to trumpets, guitars, piano and other voices– all created by him. It was a really unique experience. Ari had an amazing voice which was very easy to find relaxing while still being energetic enough to keep his rotating audience engaged.
This was the first year I didn’t help CPB set up the event and … Read More »
As the end of the semester rushes toward the students at The University of Findlay, many of the clubs and groups host various events that help break up the stress of exams. Â Campus Program Board hosts Late Night Munchies the Monday of exam week. Â And Counseling Services hosts a stress buster night â€” one year a group even brought dogs from Teddy’s Rescue as an event! Â This year, one of these events was Wiener Wednesday which was hosted by the Pre-Vet club.
It was a great event, and had a huge turn-out (much bigger than they were expecting). Â Pre-Vet club handed out t-shirts, provided hot dogs, study suggestions and coloring pages. Â Even though I went alone, it was a great time to just sit back and relax.
I pulled out my notebook to work on some homework while I ate my hot … Read More »
As my own summer in Ft. Knox is drawing to a close I begin to see Facebook telling me that everyone is gearing up for school. Â For my high school friends, it’s comparing schedules; my college friends are searching for the cheapest books and moving into apartments; and I have several friends who are going to be freshmen next year. Â I love the excitement in them, ready for a new adventure, and I remember how excited I was to start at Findlay as a Freshman.
Many times, college is the first place students will be living away from their family and for some it is even their first time sharing a room. Â Roommates can be tricky, the important part is making sure that even if you don’t get along you respect each other’s belongings and beliefs. Â If you’re lucky (like I … Read More »
A part of myself winces at the term bucket list, it is probably the same part of me that doesn’t really know why I’m writing this post. Â But I am, and I do think bucket lists are important, but only really if you actively pursue them or place yourself on track to pursue them. Â They’re like goals, something every counselor tells you that you need to have, and yet many people have trouble actually deciding on a goal.
In the past, I never really set goals for myself, or at least never intentionally. Â That’s changed over the years and there is something very rewarding about finally achieving one of the goals on my list, especially the obscure and unusual ones.
This past semester I achieved one of my goals and crossed something off my bucket list. Â I also started to realize the … Read More »
It’s the end of the semester, so it hardly comes as a surprise that everyone is stressed out. Â The AMU is filled 24 hours a day; some people never move from one table. Â I know I have spent many nights in front of a computer, surrounded byÂ caffeine, trying to convince myself that I really didn’t need sleep to function the next day. Â All-nighters are almost inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you have to force yourself to struggle through one.
Here are some tips to make your next all-nighter a success (perhaps pin this and read it in a moment of distraction):
On that note of distraction: let yourself have some. Â We all need a break from our thoughts and sometimes banging your head against the table only goes so far. Â But limit yourself, DON’T do 15 minutes of work and then an … Read More »