Originally Posted by GBFH
Also, some professors will try to scare you with the "for every credit hour you take, you should do two/three hours of studying" (i.e. if you're taking 15 hours, you should do 45 hours of studying per week). Believe me, THAT is bullshit. Especially for your core classes. If that were true, the average person would NEVER GRADUATE!
soooooooo true! even our schools website has some bullshit about that.
brunof, the best way to study, is after every chapter, take your notes from the class and your own notes from the book, and make an outline. that way, come exam study time, youll have a nice outline for every chapter and wont have to stress out about cramming. youll have to study a few hours but you wont have to pull all-nighters with this method. if youre prone to stress [you seem to be] this is something you should follow strictly.
you dont happen to live in the us, do you? www.ratemyprofessors.com
has students rate teachers/class for almost every school in the us.
a good research site for finding a possible future career or major for you is www.princetonreview.com
even if you arent living in the us, it tells you nice stats about almost every career, and what degrees can help you get there.
i dont dorm cos i chose to go to my community college for the first two years. my parents cant really afford to send me away and i dont want to have to take out a loan until later when i want my masters. the school i plan to transfer to, i will commute to. when i go elsewhere for my masters, ill prolly just get a place around in that area witha friend.
i made a lot of mistakes the first year of college by ignoring my classes and never going. now im paying for that by doubling my class amount. im speaking from experience when i say follow that studying method above and try to make it to class.
i finished all my partying in HS, i was a wild girl. now im an angel [well, sort of] and all the good girls from HS have turned into major drunk, pothead, SLUTS. try to stick to your morals but loosen up a bit [ONLY A BIT!] like i said, all studying will kill your mood and ruin the college experience for you. also, try and join some clubs/groups. its the easiest way to make new friends
wow, ive typed a lot. btw, i found college to be easier than hs and much more enjoyable. some classes are a bit rough, only cos i actually have to do homework where in HS i just bullshitted my way through. but overall, even the supposedly hardest classes i found fairly easy.