Get your homework done.
No four simpler words of advice could have ever been spoken to college students wading through mountains of stress.
Let me tell you from experience, you need to nip it in the butt right away, or else you’re a whole unit behind in math class and the entire class is laughing at you.
Now, I know we all get behind for different reasons. For example I had to run lights for a play. But what I learned is we can’t let these minor bumps along the way become road blocks.
We are in college now — the big, scary place where people go to trade their childhood innocence for a chance to earn a degree, but in all reality it’s not that bad.
As a collective, we are here to get jobs and get an education, and with those things — as with anything in life — comes responsibility.
I have quite the love/hate relationship with responsibility. I love when people trust me enough to give me a responsibility, but, man, am I lazy. These attitudes just don’t go hand-in-hand very well. I imagine there are lots of other first-years here at the University of South Dakota just like me.
Maybe stumbling through freshman year wouldn’t be so bad if I kept up on my homework. In fact, I know it wouldn’t be.
I just need to accept the fact that this isn’t high school anymore, and I need to actually pick up a book to learn the material.