Sunday, January 24, 2010


Today`s blog is about the oh so short weekend. There are three day s that I will talk about in this blog Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. These days are the days that I have off from school. Even though I say Thursday at 2:45 is when my weekends begin it really isn`t the weekend until you get to wake when you like.

Friday may possibly be the shortest day for the reason that all I do is sleep. That could possibly explain why my weekend seems so short. But on Fridays I will usually wake up around one or two in the afternoon. This way I feel refreshed and ready to do absolutely nothing. On Fridays I always tell myself that if I get all my homework done today I don’t have to worry about doing it later. Well that never happens I always find something else to do. I spoke with one of my friends who goes to school Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and he says that he does all his homework on the days that he doesn’t have school. I respect that a lot because I don’t do my homework until the last minute. So Fridays go by quick because after I do nothing all day I have lifting at 6 and then I am usually to tired to do anything after that so I go to sleep or chill at a friends house.

Saturdays are my favorites because I always go out somewhere. Whether it`s to the movies, the mall, or just someone’s house just to chill. I am never at home on Saturdays. This poses a problem because it would probably be a good idea to do some homework before I go out but I don’t. I always say I can do it tomorrow on Sunday. Which I hate doing but it never fails because Friday and Saturday fly by so fast that I don’t even notice until Sunday actually comes around. For example this past Saturday flew by. I went to go get my haircut this was at like one in the afternoon, after that I went to my friend`s house for a few hours. Then when I left there at I don’t know around ten at night I went to see that awful movie AVATAR. So I had no time at all to do homework.

Sunday depending on when I get in at night I might go to church. But if I get in too late I am not waking up early enough to go to church. Also all the people I chill with are usually busy Sunday so Sunday is the perfect day for me to do my homework. I hate doing homework on Sunday though because then I cant rest all day like I want to. But as long as I get my work done then I am good because I never like starting my week off with homework that still has to be done for a class that’s at 5:30 at night. I rather walk around all day hanging out with friends then studying like I should be.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hard Work

This blog today will be about the work involved in college. Now as a freshman in college I can’t say that I know all the work that goes along with college, but from my short experience there is a lot. I realized this late. I looked at college more like high school. There was work in to be done in high school but I could prolong that and still pass. College is nothing like high school. There is a lot that you have to deal with on your own.

My first example would be the syllabus. I never really read a syllabus until I got into college. We did receive them in high school but we never really had to look at it. This was different because in college the instructor goes over the syllabus once. Then from that point on it’s the students job to keep looking at it and studying for test and quizzes. I found this out the hard way. My math class has labs that we do but the instructor didn’t tell us when it was due. She just asked for it the day it was due. This was bad because I didn’t look at the syllabus. So I didn’t know that we had a lab due. Along with looking at the syllabus I should have been doing the homework that was due.

Me not doing homework is another example of the work that goes with college. I would look at my syllabus and again get that high school mentality. I wouldn’t do the homework because I thought that my instructor wouldn’t collect it. So when ever we had a quiz but my instructor took to long reviewing instead of giving us a quiz she would collect the homework. This was bad for me because as stated earlier I didn’t do my homework. This was another wake up call for me that I was no longer in high school. Also I need to start getting serious and do my work.

There is more work than that but that is pretty much what I have experienced so far. Sooner or later because of the major I have chosen I will soon have to do labs in class. Those I will definitely be a lot of work and I’m going to have to be prepared. I will be prepared by looking at the syllabus and by doing my homework so I am not struggling or failing.

Monday, January 11, 2010

First week of College

The first week of school was a different change of setting for me because there was way more people than at my high school. This was different for me because I’m not a people person. So it was hard transition because if I don’t know some one I wont talk to them unless they talk to me first. This wasn’t as much of a problem this year because I had friends who were already at Newark a year before me. This made the challenge of meeting new people not a challenge because he would introduce all his friends to all his friends.

Also along with the first week of school there was the thing of getting used to your classes. This wasn’t a struggle because my classes in high school were alike. They didn’t really go through the introduction of students. They did attendance then started on the lesson. So getting used to the instructor was easy because I didn’t have to do anything but go to class and do my work.
The first week was supposed to be the time for me to get adjusted to college. This did not happened because I was still surprised by how much free time I had. Some days I could leave at twelve and this was something that I wasn’t used to. Being able to leave when I please was a good feeling. Also this was a bad thing because if I ever felt lazy about anything then I wouldn’t go to class. This was a big problem for me because that is when I found out that even though some instructors don’t take attendance you should go to every class every day because it is easy to fail. But that is a different topic.

The first week was not as bad as I may make it seem but it was a transition that I was not prepared for. So now I know and in my second quarter of college I can say that I am a little more adjusted to college than I was last quarter. I can also admit that I am not completely adjusted yet.


Welcome, in this blog I will be talking about everyday life as a college student. I will be talking about show I felt on my first day of school and I will get other experiences from others. This way I can compare and contrast what people outlook on college is before they start and when they start.

Something else I will talk about is the people in college. When I talk about this I will be comparing them to high school. This way I can see how people have changed or stayed the same. From my experience people stay the same. That could be good or bad I don’t know. At the same time it could be bad because it may show immaturity and that people cant adapt to their new environment. That is also another subject that will be touched in this blog. The change from high school to college.

I would like to talk about the transition from high school to college because it was a difficult task for me. I wonder how others managed to do it or if they struggled like I did. This would be good to know because it will let me know that im not the only one who had a hard time trying to get used to this college stuff.

Other college related topics will be brought up and discussed those are just a few to get started with. I know that when it comes to college there is a lot of stuff that goes on in a persons life. Not just at the school, but at their home. I know that people have friends that they want to hang out with and they have jobs that they have to go to. This blog will help me gather information about others and help me better myself as a student so that I can do well in college. I want this to help me because I want to learn from others. Maybe I can learn something and at the same time whoever else that sees this blog may learn something also to better themselves.