Every college student I’ve ever known gets ridiculously anxious around the middle of a semester, and the end of one.
That’s not true, that was a lie.
The problem with statements like that is its so broad even though it’s trying to be specific. Do I truly and honestly think EVERY college student I’ve EVER known gets RIDICULOUSLY anxious around mid semester and end of? No, no I don’t. So – to be more specific, although that actually means my statement will be more vague – if you can follow that train of thought…
Most of the college students I’ve met get a bit anxious around the middle of a semester.
They cram as much information in their minds as they can over the course of a few days in order to spend a few hours showing their teachers what they’ve learned in the past few weeks. It seems to be a waste of time to do it that way.
I have enough anxiety and stress in my day-to-day life that exists without forcing myself into a position of even MORE lack of sleep, resulting in MORE coffee and caffeine shakes and MORE clumsiness and curtness.
Instead, I will pay attention in class, do my homework, do extra work in the areas I’m not confident in, ask questions that help me move forward in the work and I will manage my time as best as I can with what has to get done.
Stage Management: did not have a mid term
Voice & Speech: A- on written, will find out tomorrow on oral
Writing: Current grade C, yuck and I turn in my final draft of my comparative essay tomorrow (tuesday)
Logic: Mid Term is next monday. To date I have high marks on all homework and I successfully solved the extra-credit work as well.
Am I a rockstar? eh.
Do I want to be? eh.
Would it be cool if I was? Absolutely.
And so, I will just keep doing what I’m doing and try to get better at that which I am not excelling. But I refuse to get winded, over-whelmed, or terrified because of mid terms.