In my university the classes usually began at 8 o’clock. The lectures were taught using various techniques such as by the help of a projector and the manual. A normal lecture took a duration of three hours a week. This made every unit to have 45 hours duration in each semester.The numbers of the units varied depending on the course one was taking. The accommodation in the campus was not guaranteed. This was because it was located on first come first served basis. The nature of accommodation directly affected ones class life. When I reside in the campus, it become easy for me to attend the classes in time. This makes me to have ample time to concentrate on the lecture. When residing out of the campus, I was forced to opt for the fastest means of transport. This ensured that I accessed my lectures in time, for maximum concentration. When considering the means of transport the fastest one was the use of Vancouver airport limo. This was most suitable since I was staying in a couple kilometers away from my campus. It’s efficiency and speed were the solo reason why I chose it. The cost is usually high due to it target market. Since I was keen to catching up with the class on time, this mode of transport was the most effective for me. We were taking the examination at the end of every semester. The exams were graded into various grades. The highest was an A grade followed in the order of B, C, D and fail. In case of failing, we were give the chance to re-do that unit’s examination called supplementally. The supplementally was like a second chance. In case of failing supplementally, were now forced to retake the whole unit a fresh. This involved paying for it afresh and attending the number of it allocated time. Due to the pressure of the examination, we attended the classes with high sense of seriousness. We could hold discussions with fellow students. The other aspects of ensuring we got the classes correct, was by doing practicals in the field where it was applicable. The instructors were also friendly and thus we ensured that we had maximum interaction with them. In all the campus classes, a lot of work and expectations were expected of us by our lectures and parents back at home. This was due to their investment in us. In all that, I enjoyed my campus classes life.
Going to university can be your best experience or your worst. As for me, my university years were probably some of the best years of my life. There were so many things that happened, so many lessons learned, and so many adventures fulfilled.
In the university, you get to meet a lot of new people. And some of these folks becomes your best friends for life. I got to meet people from all walks of life with different backgrounds and different stories to tell. Everyone was different, but being in that campus made us feel that somehow, we were all the same as well because we were trying to prove something. We were young and we had the world to win.
Some of the best experiences in my university years was when my friends and I went on a sightseeing limo and toured around the city at night. It was a fun and thrilling experience. We had the best drinks and the best times. The city lights that night seemed to shine only for us. They looked like starts that were just within our reach. Everything felt possible and attainable when we were young.
The years of university life went on quickly and soon, we needed to struggle our way to finish our requirements and graduate. Some of the fun and exciting days were soon coming to an end and I was becoming more of an adult by the moment. But friendships are stronger and more stubborn than any kind of challenge and we helped each other to reach graduating day, hoping that our friendship can last longer than our campus life.
Looking back, I’m happy I’ve gone through what I’ve gone through. I’m thankful for all the people I’ve met along the way and the friends that have become lifelong companions in every happy, sad, exciting, and painful circumstances.
You see, college wasn’t just about getting a degree or nonchalantly going in and out of classes. It was more of challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone and getting to know yourself more through every trial and learning experience.
University was the try-out for adult life and I think I’ve passed it, because here I am, struggling my way in the adult world. But there are no regrets, this is where all of us are going anyway. It’s great to have learned the things I know now from university. There were a lot of life lessons that university life has given me.
So it’s the first day of classes, I commute and I want to make a big first impression. So I show up in my Whistler Limo…and then, I suddenly just wake up from a daydream about how glamorous campus life is. But as much of a popular topic of book and movies that campus life is, one thing about it isn’t glamorous, and that’s the sometimes draining effort that I have to put into maintaining a good GPA in college. But college classes aren’t always tough, some of them can be extremely fun and rewarding. It is what I make of it. And when I hit an academic wall, here’s the ways I still manage to do the best I can in class.
1. I read my syllabus.
It may sound simple enough, but many of my classmates don’t read their syllabus thoroughly, and then complain about having a terrible GPA in that class. Most professors offer special extra classes, and some of them are incredibly simple.
2. I take notes.
Whether you use your laptop or a pen and notebook, take notes. Just write down the main points of the material and be sure to get creative. Write down acrostics and other study aids to help you remember key concepts. This is an easy day to review the material your professor covered in class that day.
3. I use the library.
Why not? At the very least, it gets me out of my dorm room. The change of scenery helps refresh my mind, and the lack of noise is way more conducive to study than my roommates love of heavy metal. The library has so many resources that I can use to do more thorough research on a certain topics, because hey, there are still some things you can’t find online.
4. I participate in class.
I’m not too cool to ask the teacher a question, or answer one from time to time. At least my professors will see that I’m making an effort, even if I’m not acing their class. Plus, discussing the topics helps me process the information I’m receiving in class. I never know what examples the professor or my classmates will come up with that will help me understand the material.
5. I go to study groups.
Same concept as discussing this in class, but this time I’m applying extra effort to commit this material to memory. And my college offers free tutoring, so what have I got to lose? If I keep studying like this, my next daydream will be about making the Dean’s list.
When I was young my cousin often told me that campus is full of every single thing you could ever contemplate; challenges both minor or major but eventually you get in touch with the help you need
Ultimately, I found out that 20 million students enroll in Universities annually. Life eventually turns tables for some students and most of them drop out shy of having a degree. I read a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and development, that out of the large chunk of students who enroll merely 46% of students complete college.
When we finished high school, my friends and I were excited to attend college, although we had difficulties when choosing the colleges we wanted to go. We were mostly basing our choices on entertainment, fashion, and how easy it was to jot off to the nearest city. Looking back, am proud of the decision I made. Most of us do not understand that a good college is one that offers you the ultimate balance of everything. From the studies to entertainment, sports and trips.
On the other hand, an NCES report says that undergraduate tuition for public institution costs and for a private non-profit. The low and moderate families experience hard times surviving campus life due to the Millions of dollars that go unclaimed.
In other words, before you fill applications to any institution, find out the financial help that is available for you as a student. It helps when you finally decide you should save and when creating a realistic budget.
Most importantly, hard work is essential. If you go to college for fun, sooner or later, you will fail tests and exams. Indeed, good grades are imperative.
As a result, forming a solid on-campus is essential if you want to make academic work easy for you. Let fun be a part of your student life.