Sunday, January 29, 2012

Being Studious

Last year in the dorms, I lived in a very... academic setting.

Oh, who am I kidding? We were nerds. Due to the fact that there wasn't a lot to do, Sundays would be full on study days. The common room usually had everyone sitting around doing their homework, and many of us were getting a lot done. We pretty much had competitions to see who could get the most homework for the week done. Many of these times we would finish a whole week's worth of homework. Like I said, nerds.

Lately, I've been a lot less studious it seems. It's not to say I'm not getting my homework done- believe me, I am- but it's almost like my high school mentality wants to kick in again.

I suppose there are other reasons to my mentality change. Having to grocery shop, being away from a common study area, more social events in my life... Still, they're just excuses.

Another thing that might be affecting me is the lack of a support group. In the dorms, I could go out and study with others. Now, it's different. I'm in HUGE classes where I don't even see people I might know, and you have to actually make plans to meet for studying. I'll admit it- Even now into the second term, I still feel like I don't have a lot of friends. Sure I know people, but I don't know where I stand with people. I'm socially awkward to a fault, but that's a post for another day. The whole point is just another excuse.

Since I'm transferred here, I haven't done that much worse. I have done worse though, now that I look at it. At WOU, I got two A-s, three B+s, and one B. (I'm not including the summer classes) The rest were all As. Fall term, I got two As, and two B+s. Honestly though, if "worse" is a 3.5 GPA, I definitely think I'm okay.

Still, I don't want to slide. Being studious is what got me into this school. Being studious will help me get into the Journalism program (Though if is the GPA is 2.9 to get in, I still think I'm okay) Being studious can help me get scholarships. Hopefully.

And that's what I have to say about that! Another week begins. Let's make it a good one! Not sayin' this last week wasn't good, I just want another good week.

Were you studious in college? If you were, was it at the very beginning or near the end?


  1. My sophomore fall was my worst GPA of college. Period. The transition from basic courses to more focused curriculum was challenging and it was the end of my first full-year living in the sorority house (I moved in during the winter). I was just getting "into" my social life-groove. It gets better, I swear!

  2. I royally fucked up my first year and a half in college (pardon the language, but it's true!) I'm 22 and still in community college, if that gives you any indication. I was SO unmotivated and pretty much never went to class- I spent a year just dropping classes and not doing anything. I took two and a half years off and went back and got straight As. I'm doing a lot better, but I could just kick myself for not doing this from the beginning!