A Huge Change I Had to Make at Holy Cross

Who would’ve thought that midterms would’ve been so hard. Coming from high school, I was so used to it all being easier than here, so I never studied that much. However, I got multiple wake up calls, and I’m glad I did because it made me realize that I’m doing so much wrong, but I can change.

Studying and Time Management

Studying is something that I don’t really know how to do yet, and that may sound odd but it’s true. I would always review a day or two before an exam in high school and I’d be okay, but here it doesn’t work anymore. There’s just so much material in a shorter time, meaning more to remember and learn. I didn’t realize this until midterm season, when I got my first couple of grades back. They were tough to take in, but I knew that it was time to change. I figured it’s better to learn it now than later on so I won’t be surprised later on. I immediately sought out for help, talking to all my professors and advisors, and I still wouldn’t completely listen. It came to a point where it was time to stop being stubborn and listen, and once I did adapt some of their advice, a lot was improving. I started my work earlier and ended earlier and was able to ask questions in office hours. I’m glad that even though I learned this after a couple of not so great grades, I learned it early in my college career. This is something I never thought I’d experience, but that’s how life is and I just have to go along with it.

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My Favorite Class in My First Year at Holy Cross, so Far.

Choosing between classes during your first semester of your first year can be tough, especially if you don’t know what exactly to expect, but that’s okay. Everyone goes through the same process and everyone makes mistakes, but it’s part of the college learning process. I came into Holy Cross somewhat knowing what I wanted to study, so to see if I actually enjoy it at the college level, I took the course.

Computer Science

Anytime I tell someone I’m taking Computer Science they look at me like I’m crazy. It looks like a tough subject, and even though I love it, it is really hard. However, I’ve come to realize that even though it’s hard, I actually enjoy it. It’s one thing for the class to be hard and to hate it, but it’s another if it’s hard but I like it. I love both my professors because they’re so helpful and they are always willing to help out, making me more comfortable in the subject. I know it’ll get harder as I progress, but I’m up for the challenge.

A class shouldn’t be a burden, but more of a fun learning experience, and that’s what I’m getting out of CS. Even if a class is bad at the moment, it’s good to note that there’ll be many more professors and semesters in your college career, and being positive will go a long way.

Picture of code that produces a color bar graph.


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