Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Frosh Perspective: Staying Motivated

Angelina Truchan is a freshman at Wayne State University who plans to major in public relations. She hopes to share a bit of her year and her perspective with our Under PRessure readers. This month, she sums up her successful first semester and shares what's to come!


All those feeling that seventh inning stretch exhaustion as we come to the end of this school year say I...I! I cannot lie, these past few weeks have been quite the struggle in finding motivation with school. I see the end is oh so near, yet oh…so…far. Who else is feeling the same?

Unfortunately, this has caused my grades to suffer slightly. They aren’t looking as pretty as they did the first semester here at Wayne State, so I’ve decided I need to find strategies of motivation. I’ve listed a few below and I hope these might come handy to all of my fellow freshman as we come to the finish line of our first year in college!

1.     Surround yourself with people on the same mission as you. I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” well, the same goes for who you choose to spend your time with. The people around you are a direct representation of the person you are.
2.     Find a tutor or attend study sessions. This has helped me raise my grades tremendously and keep on task!
3.     Find time for fitness. When I feel groggy and out of shape, my grades do too.
4.     Remind yourself daily of your goals and aspirations. Sure, that Psych test today might seem pointless towards your major. However, all of your grades are an overall representation of your work ethic and perseverance.
5.     Take time, for free time! Laugh from time to time. We all have to remain sane while in school or we’ll never make it out alive.

Until Next Time,

Angelina Marie

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