Posted By: Farah Lalani on January 13, 2008
It always seems like I am counting down the days and weeks until midterms, the end of the semester, the end of the year…
Maybe, that is because for me, Commerce at Queen’s feels like a marathon: I’m the anxious runner waiting to get to the finish line; everyone wants to finish the race, if not end up in first place! This means you have to keep running even when you are tired and feel like giving up! Thankfully, my 3-week long break (although much too short) rejuvinated me and gave me time to think about what I want to accomplish this semester. I find that whereas last semester I was still adjusting (trying to figure out how to live on my own, do laundry, study for university exams, etc.), this semester I have it all figured out (or at least more than before). Now, it is just a matter of applying what I know (which is still easier said than done!). The thing I will do differently that will hopefully help me improve my grades is review my notes for each subject on a weekly basis (’the notes you take are only as useful as the number of reviews you make’). Instead of making all my notes in advance and leaving the actual studying until later, I will try to learn the material thoroughly as I go along.
All my profs and courses are really great so far this semester and I am really looking forward to doing well and having completed one year of my BComm in April!
That’s all for now.