4 Reasons Why Summer Classes Are The Complete Worst

4 Reasons Why Summer Classes Are The Complete Worst

I can only blame myself.
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Recently I changed my major from Psychology to Communication, Sciences, and Disorders. Now, this is entirely my fault since I changed my major so late in the game of college. But here is the thing to get caught up in my new major, I have to take classes online this summer so that I am able to still graduate on time. I mean no disrespect whatsoever, but I just want to have some free time as well as get caught up.

There is no problem with me having to take them to get caught up, but I think we can all agree that summer classes the complete WORST and here's why.

1. There is SO much work.

Yes, I understand that is a 16-week course load that is being put into only 8-weeks, but I mean come on why must you give me 4-8 hours of work to do every day? This is my summer just as much as it is yours too. I do not believe that you want to be grading so much work as much as I do not want to be doing it all. I also almost managed to not do one of my assignments for one class because I did not realize that it was due that night and I had quite a few other assignments from the other class.

2. I want some free time too.

I have a job that has some random hours every other day. So that paired with taking two classes online is a little too much when it is supposed to be a nice relaxing summer. This is my time to spend with friends who I haven't seen in a while, catch up on Netflix series or just sleep. Oh, my goodness, how I have missed sleep.

3. Every professor is very different.

I have two online classes currently, about to have another once this "semester" ends. The thing is I have one professor who is doing all of the work in units and makes them due every week, which is super helpful with a busy schedule. While my other professor has an assignment due every single night. Again, I get it. Everything has to be done faster since it is a short amount of time.

4. I have begun to question my sanity.

I do not mean to sound completely whiny since I did choose to take these classes. I cannot blame anyone else but myself, yet I cannot help but still question if I chose the right time to take these classes. As I said prior, I have a pretty unreliable calender when it comes to my job, so that kind of conflic ts with my classes. I also really only need two out of the three classes and decided to get one of the classes out of the way now rather than in the fall. So there is no one else I can blame but myself.



All in all, I have realized that I am the worst kind of person. I get that I chose to do this, but I mean come on! I am doing this because I want to get caught up, but sometimes I think I should have thought this over and realized that it was going to be more work than I thought.

I do not mean to sound annoying at all, but I just want some free time and to not be stuck on my computer 24/7. It's just why can they not both be like the one, where it is a broken down into units and nothing is due every day. Granted I guess that would give me more time to procrastinate and make matters worse. Yet, I cannot help but wonder what I would be doing had I not taken these classes and filled up my time. Either way, I am still better off having taken these classes now.

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50 Things to Do When You're Bored and Completely Alone

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For people like me, spring break is a time where you come home and have absolutely nothing to do. You're parents work all day and you're either sibling-less or your siblings have already moved out. Most of your friends are on the semester system, so your breaks don't line up. You're bored and completely alone.

Although while being alone sounds boring, sometimes it's nice to just hang out with yourself. There is a plethora of unique and creative things you can do. Netflix marathon? That's overdone. Doing something productive or worthwhile? You do enough of that in school anyway. Whatever the reason is for you being alone, I have assembled a list of unique things to do to cure your boredom.

SEE ALSO: 50 Things To Do Instead of Finishing Your Homework

  1. Have a solo dance party.
  2. Teach yourself how to do an Australian accent (or any accent for that matter).
  3. Learn how to play harmonica (or any instrument for that matter).
  4. Buy an at home workout DVD.
  5. Bake a cake (and eat the whole thing for yourself).
  6. Take a rollaway chair and ride it down the driveway.
  7. Paint a self-portrait.
  8. Plant some flowers in your backyard.
  9. Become a master at air-guitar.
  10. Perform a concert (just for yourself).
  11. Write a novel.
  12. Become an expert on quantum mechanics.
  13. Give yourself a new hairdo.
  14. Knit a sweater (if you don't know how, learn).
  15. Make a bunch of origami paper cranes and decorate your house with them.
  16. Make homemade popsicles.
  17. Reorganize your entire closet.
  18. Put together a funky new outfit.
  19. Make a short film.
  20. Try to hold a handstand for as long as possible.
  21. Memorize the lyrics to all of your favorite songs.
  22. Create a website.
  23. Go on Club Penguin and troll a bunch of children.
  24. Become your favorite fictional character.
  25. Become your favorite animal.
  26. Practice your autograph for when you become famous.
  27. Create a magical potion.
  28. Learn a few spells.
  29. Learn how to become a Jedi.
  30. Put the TV on mute and overdub it with your own voice.
  31. Make paper hats with old newspapers.
  32. Become a master at jump roping tricks.
  33. Create music playlists based on random things, like colors.
  34. Find a chunk of wood and carve something out of it.
  35. Find something that doesn't have a Wikipedia page and create one for it.
  36. Create a full course meal based on whatever's in your kitchen.
  37. Teach your pet a new trick.
  38. Take a bunch of artsy photographs.
  39. Make a scrapbook.
  40. Learn a bunch of new words and incorporate them into your speech.
  41. Try to draw the most perfect circle without using a compass.
  42. Make your own board game.
  43. Memorize some poetry well enough so you can recite it.
  44. Build a fleet of sailboats and float them in your bathtub/pool.
  45. Write a song.
  46. Practice picking locks.
  47. Make a drum kit out of random household items and play it.
  48. Draw a tattoo on yourself.
  49. Give yourself a new piercing.
  50. Figure out the meaning of life.
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High School Seniors Should Be Excited For College, Not Scared

Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.

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Going into the summer after my high school graduation, all I could think about was college, and how I was going to prepare to go to a new school and move away from home. Just know, it is not as stressful as you prepare yourself for it to be. You don't need to worry about not having any friends or not knowing how to get to all the different buildings because you have to remember everyone else on campus has been in the exact same position you are in, and there are tons of people on campus to help you.

One of the things I was most worried about was classes and how to know which classes to take. My advice is to go to counseling and plan out your classes before you register. Planning out classes will drastically help you stay on track and the counselors will help you make a balanced schedule that you can actually handle.

Another piece of advice would be to not bring as much stuff for your dorm as you think you will need. By all means, bring the essential things that you will need, but remember a dorm room is very small and you share it with another person. You won't have a ton of space for extra stuff and you want to have space to move around and actually live in your dorm.

Finally, if you are concerned about meeting people and making friends, just try and be as outgoing and open as possible. Everyone else in the dorms is just as nervous as you are too meet people, it really helps to try to branch out. Joining clubs or greek life also helps you meet people around campus with common interests as you.

College is not something to be scared of. Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.

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