University occupies “a royal” place in the hierarchy of educational establishments. Once you enter through its majestic doors, your life will be transformed: you will be consecrated into the grandeur of Knowledge.
Indeed, if you strive to become an inventive scholar, it’s a noble intention. However, after your inspiration quietens, you’ll suddenly feel intimidated, inwardly saying, “Gosh, I won’t cope with such complicated subjects and so many responsible tasks! What am I doing here?”
Calm down. It’s a well-known fact that becoming a part of diverse and demanding university life is a challenge. But your brain is flexible, you still haven’t used its whole potential, and you definitely can study better. The purpose of every virtuous university is not to overload you with research papers and increase your IQ with the help of some intellectual tortures. Yes, you will cram lots of information but new knowledge cannot be gained successfully if you lack emotional intelligence. Being emotionally mature, you are able to take important decisions and help others. That’s when you start gaining significant leadership skills. A decent educational establishment will always encourage you to develop your creative capacity, promote self-confidence and independence, as well as demonstrate responsibility.
I’d like to offer you some enlightening tips, which will facilitate your university experience and contribute to your self-development.
Though school gave you valuable knowledge, it hasn’t developed your self-dependence to the fullest. Teachers were willing to lend a helping hand anytime you asked them to assist you. Things are different at university. Your professors will provide you with an abundance of material but you should be able to discern and memorize the essential aspects on your own: you must have a certain intelligent intuition to know what you should pay attention to in the first place.
Track Your Expenses
Since you start living independently, you shouldn’t rely on your parents’ money or any other help. Of course, there are situations when parents can help you out, but you should be encouraged to manage your expenses on your own: it’s an adult life. If you spend money recklessly, you’ll soon realize that your bank account is empty. Would you like to get a tiresome part-time job though you still haven’t used to your academic schedules and duties? That would be tough.
You must be a complete introvert to be happy without social interaction. Well, introverts also have friends, but they thoroughly choose like-minded individuals. Despite your temperament, it’s crucial to socialize, meet new people, grasp their opinions, and share your interests with others. University is not a prison: you shouldn’t spend all your time in the library.
Express Your Thoughts
Professors highly appreciate those students who are not afraid to voice their opinions. Of course, your opinion must be related to the studying process and various academic experiences. If you have some creative suggestions for a certain course or if you strive to organize a literature club, it’s only favorable to express such thoughts.
If you’re a freshman, it’s normal to feel a bit puzzled and nervous. It’s like diving into the immense ocean after swimming in a small lake. If you don’t want this novel experience to engulf you, you need to start believing in yourself. After conquering the fear to fail, you will grow into an erudite and creative individual.