Being Organised (or trying to!)
If there is one thing, I have learnt in my time at university so far, it is that you can’t underestimate the importance of organisation. There is so much to keep up with; everything from the dreaded assignments to bucket loads of reading. I haven’t hacked it yet and really admire anyone who is keeping on top of their workload, as personally, I am not finding it an easy feat. The thought of falling behind is stressful and so I think organisation is worth highlighting.
Studying Join Honours means trying to find a balance between my two subjects so one doesn’t become overlooked and ensuring I keep up with both subjects. While not having any major breakdowns just yet, it has been a big jump from any kind of study I have done before. I don’t have the strongest memory, so I find that writing things down that I need to do is helpful. I can visually see what I need to do this way. This is one thing I am going to start doing more regularly to try and improve my organisation.
As an English student, one of my priorities must be the reading for each class and there is just so many books to get through! Using my Blackwell voucher to help, I thought I had been really organised as I had brought my books within the first couple of weeks. However, when it came to my class just a week ago, it turns out I had not got the book we needed to read for that week. Whoops. It turns out I’d done this with 2 or 3 books which I got quite stressed about. Luckily the library was there to save me and it’s opened my eyes to being more organised in the future; looking what I need for class in advance.
Sometimes it takes learning the hard way. – Hopefully I’ll get better at organising myself and be an expert at it in my second year. Fingers crossed.