Ask Argus – how to budget time and explore Wesleyan academies

C. Sophie Griffin, Features Editor

Welcome to Argus – a column for you in the Features section! Every week we bring you the hottest advice from your amazing, trusted, experienced editors. Are you having trouble making friends? Is your relationship falling apart? Are you saddened by your choice of battalion? Struggling with time management? Don’t worry – we were there, and we are here to help.

What are your best tips for setting up my time if I only have one class a day? I am in a few curricula, but I still find myself in many free hours, and as a result I am not very productive. I love the feeling of being busy and I really miss it!

One of the most weird things about adjusting to a college program is the free time spent all day. In high school, starting in the morning (all day (and sometimes all night) without stopping, walking, walking, walking, can be a difficult transition for those of us who grow up with so many things on the agenda. You can create a to-do list, and tasks should not always be tedious. [insert friend or romantic interest]. ”Or even“ Join Argus ”.

Get a first step planner to create an organized program. No, it’s not one of the boring things you can find in CVS or Staples. Find a planner that you enjoy opening every day, and a lot of space to write down your responsibilities. If you feel inclined, buy some gel pens in different colors. Then, write down all the things you want to do each day, not just in the classroom, outside of school or extracurricular activities. Allow time for each activity. It’s good if you haven’t done it all the time or failed to fill in every time you first marked it, but it feels good to write it and it on the calendar. That way, at the end of each day, you can go back and look at everything you did and be proud of your time wisely.

Ten University-Based Tips for Things to Do to Fill Your Time

  1. If you or a friend has a car, drive to Miller Pool on a sunny day and walk or swim. The water can be stirred even when it is cold.
  2. Read a book on Foss (for fun, not school).
  3. Make a crossword puzzle.
  4. Go to Freeman and try to lift weights, run on the track or even play pumpkin. Exercise helps with energy and emotion!
  5. Take to the main street and find the best pizza in Percatori, Nutla Crepe on Per Online, or Krust.
  6. If you have extra hours around lunchtime, ask your classmate to wait online and get a Mongolian grill with you in Uzbekistan.
  7. Go to the professor’s office hours! They really want to talk about their courses and get to know you.
  8. Walk through the cemetery (not as scary as it sounds) and listen to a new album.
  9. Watch the Wesleyian movie series.
  10. Enroll in a fun quarter-credit course.

However, don’t get us wrong – it’s better not to be busy! The society as a whole (and Wesley) teaches us that we should always be productive and that we are lazy if we do not do anything 24/7. This is a terrible lie! Learn to sleep and be safe about it. Hey, you can even put it in your plan.

I think everyone in my class is smarter than me. How do I hold and upload during class discussions?

There is a name for you. It’s called Esther’s syndrome, and it’s something that most university students have experienced, especially those who didn’t have the right to high school or who didn’t use big words or “talk.” Here’s the thing: Most of the time, people who look smart and confident in your room really feel nervous and confident like you. Just because they know the academic language well or because the professor is able to think quickly and raise his hand before asking the question does not mean that their points are more accurate or clearer than yours!

When in doubt, write long and thoughtful responses on the Moodle discussion board or do your best to engage in personal communication with a concept that seems far removed from your life. Fact. Remember, verbal communication is not the only way to engage deeply in reading and ideas: many of us deal with it in different ways, or at different speeds, and a good professor recognizes that alternative engagement modes are just as valuable as a long wind. Classroom Social Building Tangent.

It may even help to trust your professor or classmate how you feel. Opportunities aren’t the only ones, and finding a friend in your seminar will probably help you feel a little more comfortable to share. Your concepts, relationships and insights are important!

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