Dr. Freshman or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Study
As you all know, student life is full of various difficulties in study, personal life, family and others. I am a 1st year student and now I want to understand what are the solutions to the problems in these spheres and share this information.
I conducted a survey among first- and second-year students on what problems they have to deal with most often.
Let’s delve into them in more detail.
Lack of Sleep
For every student, sleep is sacred. But, in recent years, these words lost relevance, because many students, instead of sleeping, sit up half the night in front of computer screens and smartphones.
The next day they come to the university sleepy and literally fall asleep in class. Such students promise themselves to start going to bed earlier, but do it again every evening. It's not a secret that a sleepy person is not able to perceive information normally. That is, a student who slept for 2-3 hours and came to work, will not be able to bring himself to the asset of this school day. To solve this problem, you need to abandon social networks and pay more attention to live communication.
If you have a strong dependence on social networks, you need to ask your roommate, or someone from relatives, to withdraw all devices connected to the Internet. This is the only way to start living life to the fullest. In addition, you do not need to sit at home after class. It is better to go for a walk with friends or play sports.
And, the most important tip: always try to go to bed on time. A person who has had a good night's sleep feels much better than someone who has slept for 2-3 hours. Imagine how you wake up in the morning, feeling a surge of strength, and with a smile go to the university. Isn't that wonderful?
Lack of Free Time
Many students complain that studying takes almost all their time. In fact, the crux of the problem is inability to organize a day properly. Time management will help not only the student, but anyone to properly allocate their time. The main thing is to follow some rules.
Think on paper
The essence of it is to set out your goals and the steps necessary to achieve them in writing. This helps to set a clear goal, plan in detail how you will achieve it, and eliminates the need to constantly keep all your plans and important things in mind.
Plan your day ahead of time
It will take no more than 10 to 20 minutes. But this small "sacrifice" will save 100 to 120 minutes. The night before, at the end of the day, make a list of things planned for tomorrow, including something you haven’t done today. So, you do not have to spend time on making a plan in the morning, and during the night your list will undergo complete assimilation by your subconscious.
Carefully prepare before you start to do anything
Before you start, it is very important to have everything you need at hand. Clean up your workplace, delete all that is not related to the task you are going to perform. It is desirable so that you then do not have to get up, leave the room and so on. Arrange everything so that you fell as comfortable as possible.
Many students believe that the Institute is the perfect place to find love. But not everyone can immediately find their soul mate. For many, this causes some difficulties. But if you are determined to have a serious relationship, there is nowhere to retreat.
It is best to look for your soul mate in your group or on the course. If this did not help you to find the right person, do not worry – with each day spent at the university, your circle of communication expands and, sooner or later, you will meet a person who will make your heart beat faster. It is important not to dwell on the search, but just to enjoy the student life. Then your love will find you at the right moment.
The main aspect that causes the greatest difficulties is the session and the exams. It seems that a student who does well in daily classes should not have any problem in passing exams. He/she reads textbooks, delves into the words of teachers and performs all the homework. But, in the most crucial moment, on exam student can simply burn out.
The reason for the failure is quite banal - the student did not pay the necessary attention to the preparation for the session. Don’t repeat the mistake of students who devote 20-30 minutes to repeat the material passed every day.
Some experts recommend to divide the preparation process into weeks. That is, one week you prepare in one subject, the next – in another, and so on.
It is impossible to prepare for exams in the shortest possible time, as the brain simply can’t withstand such loads. Therefore, it is better to prepare for the session throughout the semester.
In conclusion, I want to draw your attention to the fact that in addition to studying at the university, it is necessary to do other things, such as playing sports, meeting with friends, reading books or watching TV shows and movies. All these things will help you to distract from studying for a while and relieve emotional stress.