Today’s blog posting is about adjusting to college life. Maybe it’s the second or third week of class. You’ve heard the instructor’s lectures. They seem pretty tame. Maybe you’ve even stopped taking notes because it all seems so easy. Yep, this isn’t going to be much different from high school, right? Nope, this is high school on steroids.
If you think you don’t need to take notes, you’re wrong. Nobody can possibly remember everything. One time (a very long time ago), I had a student who told me he never took notes because he didn’t need to. He was very smart, I will grant you that, but he ended up with a B in my class when he could have gotten an A. He got the lower grade simply because he never wrote anything down.
He didn’t seem upset by his B. He had the attitude of “whatever.” That was really too bad because, if he hadn’t settled for a B, he might be in graduate school today. Folks, you may be settled into your classes, but take this seriously. You might not even know you want to go to graduate school sometime in the future but why embarrass yourself in front of your boss by having to admit that you were only average in college and that you can’t get into a graduate program? Settle down but don’t settle for….