When I first received the fantastic news of my acceptance in Psychology in Dublin Business School, I knew that this would be the beginning of a new chapter in my life. Apart from studying the course I have always wanted, the excitement of being in a new environment, meeting new people, broadening my skills, and enhancing my knowledge in something I genuinely enjoy learning about, rushed right through me.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. They wear lanyards, spend hours picking out their first day of school outfit, and cheer out wrong names of players at football games. My first semester of college was certainly an experience.
Not getting things that I applied for. Not fitting into the group of people that I wanted to be friends with. Not having any of the guys that I was interested in be interested back.
Not achieving the grades I wanted and kind of assumed I would get. But as Randy Pausch also said about experience in his Last Lecture, "experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.
Just stop with this whole lanyard business.
There are actually wallets with little key holders and clasps on them, which are infinitely more convenient than lanyards will ever be. Yeah, that group of people that you met at orientation just seems super awesome and cool! Yet you still try so hard to be a part of the group.
Instead of being hell-bent on being BFFs with the first people you meet, try to branch out to new people, or remember to keep in contact with friends you had in high school.
During my first semester of college, I spent a lot time trying to get myself motivated, listening to inspirational music and reading articles on study tips.
But I actually spent very little time being motivated and working hard. Which meant that very little work actually got done. During my second semester, I learned that you just have to dive right into working hard. Because when do you ever feel fully ready for anything?
Your homework will feel much doable and even possibly enjoyable. Your time management skills will get better.
It just takes some time. You want to just be able to hit the ground running. Yeah, the first semester is a struggle, but a worthwhile one that teaches you a whole lot about yourself. But, even more valuable than my lessons learned, is your own experience.
Everyone has a different adjustment to college. Because this is just the beginning.The first semester of my freshman year of college was a whole bunch of not getting what I wanted. Not getting things that I applied for. Not fitting into the group of people that I wanted to be.
Reflective Journal Writing and the First-Year Experience Michele C. Everett semester of college, first-year seminar instructors have a strong imperative to meet students’ needs and to and self-reflection. Thus, students enrolled in my. Jan 25, · First Semester College Reflections Last fall I asked several high school girls why they decided to attend a women's college and shared their reasons in a blog post.
I came into the University with my head screwed on tight, however, as the semester came to a close, I began to question things. My goal was to maintain A's and B's, but that was a struggle.
Being sick for three weeks was against my will, but that did however make reaching my goals tough. A Reflection on my First Semester in College. My first semester in college has been a wonderful experience. When I first received the fantastic news of my acceptance in Psychology in Dublin Business School, I knew that this would be the beginning of a new chapter in my life/5(1).
My Reflection on My First Semester of College By Isabella Eleanor Cabrera - Nov 17 6 shares. If there’s anything new that I’ve learned since entering college, it’s to never give up.