A Heavier Work Load

A Heavier Work Load

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #7 Prepare for the work load When they tell you in high school that the work load will be heavier in college, they aren’t joking, haha. You’ll want to be prepared for long papers; there’s no more 1/2 pages crap from high school unless you’re lucky! Don’t be discouraged though! I’ve come to realize that it’s not so much more homework per say, its more detailed and larger assignments or projects. Therefore, don’t be too…

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The Maze Within: A Poem

The Maze Within: A Poem

The maze within The poor boy’s head, No time to sleep, Can’t find a bed Two lefts, a right, Straight through another door, Spinning round and round An endless tour Help me, help me His shouts and pleas, A shroud of darkness Meet his fallen knees Begging for silence Searching for hope All while mustering The courage to cope Constantly looking To make his pain known, The poor, lost boy Thinks he’s all alone

Rough Draft

Rough Draft

What is my purpose here? Why am I alive today? Is it to work in an office for the rest of my life? Is it to conform to society’s standards? Why does my life have to fit everyone else’s? Why do I compare myself to everyone else? I don’t want my life to be the same. I want my life to be different. I want my life to be unique. I want my life to mean something. I want my…

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Community Atmosphere

Community Atmosphere

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #6. Prepare for the atmosphere The atmosphere at community college is different than campus-living college; in a sense that you won’t be surrounded by students and classmates 24/7. At community college when you go home, you’re not in a school environment anymore, and you’re not surrounded by other students who need to get school work done as well. And since the outside environment is different, you must be able to focus on your own. To…

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A Decision

A Decision

Lately, my mind has been overwhelmed with confusion. Two paths lie in front of me and I don’t know which path to take. Both have challenging obstacles blocking the road ahead. It doesn’t feel like any outcome is favorable, yet I have to choose because the pain of staying silent is becoming too much. My head space has been flooded, my concentration shattered, my heart divided, my sanity ruptured, my future called into question…and all I want to do is…

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One step at a time

One step at a time

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #5. Take it one step at a time – It’s your first year, relax! There will be some failures and mistakes, but that’s okay. – No need to rush, there’s really no hurry – Unless you have a 5 page paper due in 30 minutes, then yes, HURRY! – Enjoy it. Don’t be too serious or too structured 100% of the time, you can still make room to adventure and socialize😊

Skipping

Skipping

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #4. Don’t skip class You’re paying for these classes – skipping a class is like throwing $money$ out the window. And if you can throw money out the window, you’re either stupid or stupid rich, haha. Plus, you may miss something important, you never know when the teacher may mention something significant to an exam, or randomly give extra credit points for showing up. (which isn’t common but yes, I had a teacher one time…

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Schedule work and school first

Schedule work and school first

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #3. Schedule work and school first! Make a calendar/schedule for school assignments and keep up with it! Something I found helpful for myself was to not just write down due dates, but also plan ahead and write down dates ahead of time for when I should start an assignment or project. Therefore, if I forget to check my calendar or forget to look ahead in my schedule, I don’t run into the problem of missing…

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It’s okay to ask for help

It’s okay to ask for help

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #2. It’s okay to ask for help My biggest mistake after my 1st year was the lack of utilizing my resources and reaching out when I found myself struggling. I realized ¾ through the year I had a very stubborn persona when it came to school. I was determined to do it all completely on my own. My perfectionism and firm outlook ended up digging myself a hole. I felt that because I was in college,…

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Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide

A new series I will beginning is, Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide (totally not copying Ned for those youngins that noticed😉) where I will post snippets of advice and things I learned after my first year of college. College is perceived as a new and exciting milestone filled with broke bank accounts, loads of partying, and lesser amounts of learning. Though this may be true in some sense, your college experience is really in your hands. How you choose to…

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