Rebecca Stubbing offers some words of wisdom to start off your second semester
I am about to finish my last semester at uni. I have been here for 12 semesters across seven years. I will graduate with a combination of degrees that’s “supposed to take” four years. I have changed my majors, I have dropped a degree, I have picked up a different degree after a particularly enjoyable Gen Ed. I have taken so many papers that this semester I didn’t get a choice in Philosophy courses to take because I had already done all of the other ones being offered.
I have been at uni for a very long time. I have been here for so long because uni is really hard. I know that for some people, uni is easy. Some people find the classes so easy they’re boring. Some find that it gets stressful around the end of semester but things are generally manageable. For others it’s a massive struggle. The stress, the challenge of working independently (no matter how smart or capable you are), trying to work and study, other life stuff; all of these things make uni hard. One or maybe all of these things could be making it hard for you right now. Given my long experience at uni, I am here to impart some of my assorted wisdom with you.
That’s it. That’s everything I know. I hope it helps.
Editor’s Note: This article was written last semester. Congratulations Rebecca for graduating!