Since I started college I noticed a couple of problems that every college student can relate to. You can learn a lot from freshmen year and on up. College life isn’t bad all the time though. Anyways let’s get to the list or shall I say struggles.
Getting up early for class
From being a youngin and now as a young adult it’s still hard to wake up early. It’s a small percentage of people who are morning people. It’s super hard when you have to wake up for a 8:00 am English class that you can’t miss. You want to stay in your cozy bed and get up when you’re ready. The reason why we schedule an early class cause we want to spend the rest of the day relaxing or doing other activities. Getting up early is never easy especially if you have to go somewhere you don’t want to be.
When you have piles of work to do it’s so easy to avoid doing it. Even though you always hear “do your work before the due date” that statement gets ignored. Yeah, it’s great to get work done ahead of time, but too much work can be overwhelming. Procrastination is the easy way out. Admit it we all have done this a few times when we need to get tasks done. As a result, we have to stay up late the night before or on the due date trying to get assignments done.
Keeping Grades Up
Now I know this struggle doesn’t relate to every college student because there are some that do well at managing their grades. On the other hand, there are some students that try their best to get good grades but it seems like the bad luck fairy gets in the way. Another thing that could be hurting your grade is your professor strict grading. It’s so annoying having a professor that picks at every little unnecessary detail. I think some of those teachers make certain things difficult for no reason.
Sticking to the Major You Started With
During your four years of college after taking several courses, you start to wonder if the major you chose, in the beginning, is right for you. As long as you switch your major out before it’s too late then there won’t be a problem. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is having money for the new courses you want to take. Please make sure you thought everything through. Even though, I know I’m not going to change my major. I had friends that start thinking about changing majors. It’s not a horrible thing though. Sometimes it helps you figure out what you have a passion for.
I can go on all day with more struggles college students go through but I’ll stick to some of these common ones. College life can be difficult. Later on, in life, you will realize all the struggles were worth going through. If anyone wants me to do a part 2 to this post let me know. Tell me some of the struggles you went through as a college student.
© Reflection of Des 2017