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The other night as I was getting ready for bed I made an interesting realization:
I hadn’t had my bi-annual stress-induced breakdown yet!
It seemed weird, since I’m being pushed harder than ever, shouldn’t I be feeling more stressed? It seems like a natural equation…
Where W=workload, D=difficulty, T=time, S=stress.
Well, by this calculation, my stress levels would be through the roof! There must be more to it…
The first of any 12 step program is to admit that we have a problem.
The second is to believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore our sanity.
So when your assignments look like hieroglyphics, knowing when to admit you have a problem and when to seek your all-knowing, all-mighty professors and TA’s are the first steps to recovery.
Now, while coursework is the opposite of an addiction, we shouldn’t struggle cold and alone.
Since freshman year you’ve probably been told over and over to get help when you’re struggling, and maybe you’ve actually gone to office hours a few times.
My guess, though, is that you’re probably not utilizing these amazing resources to their fullest potential.
Here’s some rapid fire tips to get the most out of your professors and TA’s.
Midterms are weird. You have to review and practice everything covered in the last month or so, while simultaneously keeping up with new material, assignments and everything else you have going on. They’re also usually about the time that you might realize you’re way in over your head this semester… Whether you’ve been working hard this whole time, or you’ve been hiding from your responsibilities, I’ve put together this post to help prevent you from falling behind this midterm season.