If I Can Pass College Level Physics, You Can Do Anything

If I Can Pass College Level Physics, You Can Do Literally Anything

It may seem silly, but if you put your mind to it, you can do anything!


This past January, I took Physics at my University. The University of Delaware has a really long break (too long), and a lot of people tend to take classes during the break. Some people do it at a local community college, others do winter session that's offered on campus.

I took a winter session, and I took Physics during this time. Within the first week of classes, my life quickly became: eat, sleep, physics. I wish I was exaggerating, but I am not.

In high school, I only took biology and chemistry. I never took Physics, and that's because my high school has this thing called the IB Program. IB classes are basically APs, but international so everyone in the world who takes the course takes the same course. That's the best way to explain it.

In these courses, there are 2 levels, SL which is slightly easier than the average AP course, and HL which tend to be harder than the average AP course. SL is standard level and most of them are one-year courses. HLs stand for higher level and are always 2 years.

My sophomore year, I decided to take IB Biology HL my junior and senior year. My biology teacher from freshman year taught the first year of the course, and she was my favorite teacher in freshman year, so I wanted to have her again. Also, I was interested in biology and I thought it would be a fun course for me to take.

I ended having the same biology teacher for 3 years because she taught both years of HL biology when I was a student. The year that I took the second year of HL biology was her first year teaching that part of the course. It was really cool to have her for 3 years for a lot of reasons, but that's for another time.

Because of this, I never took Physics in high school. Going into the course, I knew nothing about physics. All I knew is that it was hard and contained a lot of math.

Thank goodness for my professor being a gem of a human being. On the second day of classes, he was my second favorite professor that I have ever had at UD. That's because he cares so much about his students and he makes his course doable for someone who's never taken Physics before.

I knew that I couldn't rely on his lectures to get me through the material alone. Before lectures, I would have read the chapter prior, so I have some background. It wasn't much of an understanding because a lot of the time, I never got it right away, but this professor made me understand it. I understood Physics.

He broke everything down, and when I wasn't in class, I was either watching videos on Physics, doing the HW/labs, or doing practice problems. I didn't want my lack of experience in the class to hold me back from doing well. On my first quiz, I got an 80 and I was proud of that grade.

First, it was an 8/10, so I only lost 2 points. Second, I only lost 2 points so far in a class that I have never taken before. That's amazing if you think about it.

What I've learned from taking this class is that anything is possible, if you put your mind to it. During this time, I got sick, and a lot of my friendships suffered because I was so focused on Physics. I made the joke that I was dating Physics because I spent all of my time doing it. However, it was worth it because I took a class that I never thought I could take.

If I can take college-level physics, then you can do anything. You can go up to your crush and ask them out. You can go and ask for that promotion, you can do a cartwheel, you can ace that really hard class. You can do it if you put your mind to it.

It will be hard and it will be scary, but the feeling of accomplishment after doing something that you never thought you could do is the greatest feeling in the world. It's a feeling that's rare, so if you have the ability to shoot for it, do it. There's nothing holding you back, so go and as Shia LaBeouf once shouted "just do it!"

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Until I made this list, I didn't realize how absurdly close my roommate and I were. #sorrynotsorry

Let's be real: you and your roommate have said these things at least one to each other.

1. "Can you turn the light off?"

2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

*Complains about not having money* *Spends $8 on Chipotle three times a week*

3. "I always pick where we go"

This is a fight you have with your roommate almost every day when you're roommate is as indecisive as mine.

4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

The answer is usually yes. No offense.

8. "Can you throw this out for me?"

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee."

This text is usually sent when you know your roomie is out running errands... errands you know are near a Starbucks.

11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

There have been times where I couldn't tell if you were asleep or dead... and I had to say this out loud to check if you were alive.

13. "Check your DM's."

*Cracks up in the middle of nowhere* *Catches a weird stare from your roomie across the room*

14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

Another instance where "I always pick" happens.

16. "Look at this girl's Instagram."

*Chucks phone across the room at roommate*

17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

19. "Can you help me find my phone?"

*Tries to leave the house to do something* *Loses phone* Every. Time.

20. "What should we do tonight?"

*Tries to get ready to do something fun* *Ends up staying in for another girls' night*

21. "Why isn't everyone as great as us?"


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10 Tips To Prepare For Your Freshman Year Of College

Tips and tricks for college freshman year.


Obviously, I am not an expert on college life yet, being that I am only a high school senior. Barely hanging on these last couple weeks of school. I have been preparing for my freshman year of college since the start of my senior year. It is an overwhelming, stressful process and it takes a lot of preparation and time to get it all done. I wanted to give some tips and advice on how I started my process and how I have gotten through it. Starting a new chapter can be really scary, especially if you have no idea what you are doing, I am the oldest sibling in my family, and I am the first to go through this crazy process called college. Though I was uncertain exactly what I needed to do and how to do it, I figured it out and here's how I did it.

1. Have a planner

This is going to be your best friend. It helps you keep your life organized (or at least it makes you feel like you do) and assures you that you meet deadlines. Since I can remember I have always used a planner and it helps me so much. I wouldn't know what to do without it. I have all the dates for when things need to be turned in- like housing and such, and also I have up to when classes start next fall. A planner is so helpful and would recommend getting one if you don't have one already.

2. Talk to friends about their experience

This has honestly been one of the top life savors. I have gotten so much advice from my friends that are in college and they give me the inside scoop and what to do and what not to do.

3. Do your research

Research the school, research clubs and activities that you may be interested in. Get familiar with what is on and off campus.

4. Visit the campus

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I am lucky enough that I am only an hour and a half away from campus and it doesn't take long to get there so I just go when I feel like it. But visiting and being on campus several times defiantly has made me feel more comfortable and more at ease than I would be if I had not visited at all.

5. Embrace times with friends and family

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This is the last summer with you In your house as a full time member. Embrace it! Be with your friends and family as much as you can. You are going to miss them just as much as you are going to miss them.

6. Start doing things on your own

I am already pretty independent but I struggled like starting to make my own dinners because I have been fortunate enough where my parent always took care of dinner. But now they are making me responsible for making my own dinner. Which was a really tough life altering thing for me. It may not seem like it but it was for me. But start doing your own laundry. making your own dinner, getting things yourself etc.

7. Make list

This and my planner have been my saving grace. If I didn't have it there was going to be no progress on the thing called college.

8. Manage your time

This is pretty self explanatory, there is a lot to do during the college process. Be sure not to procrastinate and know when things are due so you can get everything on time.

9. Take summer classes if needed

If you know you are going to be behind in a class, take some summer classes. For example, I am a little behind in math, and I have to take all the way up to college algebra in order to graduate college. Well, I knew I didn't want to take math all four years of college and I knew I was behind. So I am taking some summer courses to not only finish with math earlier but just to be ahead of the game.

10.  Gather everything you need for college!

Make sure you have everything you need for the big day. Set apart some days before move in day to take time and pack whatever you may need so you don't forget anything.

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