When I first got accepted to MSU, I was ecstatic to be offered a spot in the Honors College. However, I was not sure if I could handle the scheduling requirements. I am a Musical Theatre major at the University; our schedules, to put it kindly, are crazy busy. I knew that as a member of the Honors College, additional classes and community service would be added to my already heavy load. I am not one to turn down a challenge though, so I enrolled in my first semester Honors classes: UHC (Honors Freshman Seminar) and Honors Sociology.
I have to say, I love being in Honors classes. Talking is one of my strong suits, and the smaller class sizes allow for more discussion than even I had originally anticipated. And the homework load is not that bad. I don’t know if this is because of the classes I am taking, but I don’t feel overwhelmed with extra work that a non-honors students might not have. (Does anyone else feel this way?) I also feel very comfortable speaking up and participating in class. Now, I am not a shy person, but I always feel self-conscious about speaking up in class and being judged or not taken seriously. In my Honors classes, I totally feel like I can say anything. It’s great! Because of that, I have a great rapport with my professors and the other students in the class. Hopefully that will continue throughout the semester.
At first, I was nervous about entering the Honors College. But now, I feel at ease and like I can handle what the coming semesters and classes will throw at me.