So far in my college career I've experienced quite a bit that a lot of students never even think of. The most difficult thing about college itself is knowing that there are classes you have to take that you won't necessarily enjoy. For a lot of students that you talk to math is the subject that will really create anxiety but for me it is by far literature. I absolutely can not stand literature, I feel like I always over think or over simplify something and can never get it just right.
However, this is something that every student goes through. There is some subject or class that you won't be looking forward to and so instead of dreading it I tried to find a way to cope with it and conquer it.
I came up with a process that would help me through the semester and get me through this class.
1. First was to go to class. Far too often if someone doesn't like a class, they won't go and that is actually the worst thing you can do because whatever you might learn in class you definitely aren't learning at home.
2. Ask as many questions as you can about the material to make sure that you are on the same page as the professor. Plus if he or she knows your face and your name then you are more likely to get a good grade in the class.
3. Make sure to set aside time outside of the classroom to at least look over your notes if not more to ensure that you are getting extra practice in. This refresher can go a long way to helping you get a good grade and it also helps that you are seeing the material more than just when you get a study guide.
4. Create unique ways to study the material. Whether it's with a group or flashcards or some type of reward system, make sure that you not only study the material, but study in a way that you are sure to remember.
If you follow this process for your more difficult classes you will definitely feel more confident about the class and significantly increase your chances of getting a good grade!