October 20, 2007 10:15 PM

Just My $0.02

Having heard so many people complaining how academically stressed they are, I would like to give my two cents here.

Almost everyone here did very well in either high school or community college. So personally, I think it’s good to realize that you are not always the best, and there is always someone who can do just a little better than you can. Of course, that does not mean you should give up, you should just put in more work and not get upset if you don’t get the grades you want. Also, if you think it is hard, you will certainly make it harder. So the best thing to do is to keep trying and don’t worry so much about the results.

And do realize you are not only studying here, but also living here. So go out and do something! Look for posting on the board in different buildings or at Sproul Plaza. Check out a theater class or one or one of those really cool DeCals, even if you are not good at it.

And remember, you will not be at Cal forever. Do not constantly think “OMG, I still have to suffer through 3 years of this!” Time goes by much more quickly than you realize, and college is probably the best time you will have in your entire life!

Be strong and prove to yourself that you can do it!


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That's really good advice! Thanks!


Posted by Juan | 2007-10-22

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