Have you been to college and are looking forward to student life, parties and social events? Certainly a lot of adventure awaits you, but what about learning? Studying at university is no longer the same as at a grammar school or other high school. Nobody cares about you at university, tells you what to prepare and what to be careful about where you should be, etc. Studying at university will test your independence, responsibility and the ability to organize work.
It is certainly worthwhile to create “acquaintances” at the university, which will help you to orientate yourself in the studio, study plans, preparation for exams, etc. Often, students of different disciplines will create groups on Facebook or another social network where they share learning materials, experiences with various teachers and perhaps even the forms of past tests and exams, which is always useful. Do not underestimate the website of the school or the study department, find out, in particular, when and how entries of different subjects take place and how to apply for the exams.
In the first year you may be surprised by the exam period. Not everyone can “learn”. Ordinary tests are usually not written at university. Most of the time you enjoy a carefree life during the semester, but the exam period can mean 6 exams in one month. In the first year, it can be very challenging and it takes a while to get used to such a pace. So you better take care of it and try to define enough time and divide the exams so you can do it.
Overall, the exams can bother you in every year, so it doesn’t pay to leave everything at the last minute. I also recommend not to leave the most difficult exams until the end of the exam period. The first is the risk of having to repeat the exam and the second is that after a month of intensive learning you will be tired and exhausted.
A separate chapter is then a bachelor’s and master’s thesis. Especially if you’re writing a bachelor thesis, you don’t need to know what awaits you. Even during your studies, try to think about which subject you enjoyed most and what we might have been the topic of your final thesis. Think about the supervisor and try to find out from the students what experience they have in managing their final theses – are they taking care of their students or are they more of a burden?
Make sure that data is available in advance that you need to process at work and whether you can get some resources! If you haven’t written any seminary work in high school and your computer skills aren’t on a high level (using Facebook doesn’t count), you’ll have to take a look at it. In short, the college is asking for a certain level, no one will guide you here, so it may happen that your professor will return your work because you have grammatical errors, you used Wikipedia to write or you can’t justify the text.