5 Important Things I Have Learned In College
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5 Important Things I Have Learned In College

Here are 5 lessons that I have learned from my college experience.

5 Important Things I Have Learned In College

I have been going to college for 3 full semesters thus far. Coming out of high school and going to this school where I live on my own was scary at first but it's manageable now. With this college experience comes new realizations. Here are some things that I have learned from college so far.

1. You Learn Things You Will Never Need To Use Again In Your Life

I thought that this would be over in high school. Learning health facts and math equations that I will never use again in my life but it surely continues in college.

2. Don't Ever Believe People When They Say That It Gets Easier

...It doesn't. Just the opposite in fact. I find myself struggling with school more now than ever. I may be used to my surroundings but the work load gets larger and the material gets much, much harder.

3. Time Management Really Is Important

Time management is something that I struggle with and hope to get a better grasp on this semester. I know that I would be less stressed out if I just managed my time better.

4. Sometimes "Ratemyprofessors.com" Lies

I wouldn't completely base important decisions on opinions given on that website. There have been multiple times where it led me in the wrong direction. I have come to regret using it.

5. Thinking That It'll All Be Worth It In The End Is What Keeps You Alive

The only thing that keeps me going is the thought in my mind that "This will all be worth it." And I will be ecstatic when it is over! Keep the dream alive of those days when you will have a steady job and all your hard work in college paid off because that will be the thing that gets you through those really tough days.

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