Hello good people, I figured it would be a lot better to start off on a positive note because last week had to be the worst. You don’t personally know me but if you did, you’d know that I enjoy my classes, but the pressure was on this week.
My class load has been weighing pretty heavily on me. I always try to get a lot done so that I avoid missing assignments and have additional time to relax. Right now, I’m taking fifteen hours to count towards my business major and the combination of having lecture-based classes like business law and microeconomics has made this the hardest semester for me so far.
I was assigned three exams last week for Law, Political Science, and Math, which was hard for me to wrap my head around because I’m so used to having a seated lecture for those classes. I had to figure out what to prioritize without getting burnt out. I took some me-time at the beginning of the week by spending some time reading and getting in touch with some of my friends. I studied for one to two hours a day for an exam, then I traded off what subject to study for based on when the exam was. By the day of an exam, I would have already completed the assignments that needed my immediate attention. I reviewed hard on the day of those exams and took each one before the deadlines. My professors have done a pretty decent job of giving me the resources I need for classes without actually being there, so I had everything I needed for studying. Unfortunately, I didn’t gain the results that I wanted even after studying so hard, but I didn’t fail any of those three exams either, so I’m proud of myself and so is my family.
As of right now, I’m staying positive, learning to grow and just not beating myself up over my results because I know how hard I’ve worked. I’m going to finish the semester as strong as I can because my time at Missouri State is anything but over. Even though I’m struggling right now, it will make it worthwhile when I finally get my business degree.
(Bio: My name is Alexandria Givens, and I’m the middle child of seven kids in my immediate family. I’m currently a sophomore business major at Missouri State University.)