Something I learned this semester: school is a lot harder than I thought it would be. While I may only be a sophomore, my workload this semester was pretty intense and I came to the realization that it was going to take a lot more work and effort to get the grades I wanted to get. That being said, I worked hard to study for my exams and get all of my homeworks, projects, and papers in on time. There were many days that I spent studying material that I just could not seem to understand no matter how much I looked at my notes.
A friend of mine recommended going to the Center for Academic Excellence and making an appointment with a tutor to help me in the class. I really did not want to do this. I felt like getting tutored would make me look dumb for not understanding what was going on in class. But I really didn’t understand. I make an appointment with a tutor and it was much better than expected. He helped me with my homework and clarified everything that I felt my professor did not explain well. By taking an hour out of my week, I significantly improved my understanding of the material and my grade in the class. Being tutored was not a humiliating experience at all. Instead I felt a lot better about the course and my tutor was super nice and helpful. So, something more important I learned this semester is to take advantage of help that people are offering because it can make a huge difference.