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I am by no means an ideal student; I forgot to do homework, I put things off into an indeterminable future, I am not always enthusiastic (which no one is), and sometimes I just don’t prioritize the best. So how do I manage?

Disclaimer: Historically, as I said above, I haven’t had the best habits when it comes to school. Recently (this year), I’ve been able to apply myself differently by making some lifestyle changes. Now if you are like me and happily squander your potential at times, the best thing do to is to work with yourself and not against yourself.

I’ll concisely list a few strategies I personally use.

1.) First and Forget – This works pretty much only for online classes but may be useful for reading assignment and projects. If you have the time, get everything you have to do done in the nearest and quickest amount of time. Work tends to mount up the closer you get to a deadline; it may just be entropy (who knows). I’ve had complete weeks of no work, because I busted my bum on the first 1 or 2 days working non-stop. This means I could work, relax, and do my hobbies.

2.) You may adopt the attitude of the dog in the picture above, but please do not adopt the environment. That is to say, worrying and anxiety are absolutely useless emotions but it doesn’t mean we’ll stop getting them, try and root out the issue that may be causing them (in this case schoolwork) instead of letting them take over and stress you out.

3.) You can refer to my previous entry about the 30-30 or 1-1 rule, here->http://mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/mcvoices/2016/10/06/five-thousand-meters-to-walk-and-read/

Also I’d like to give a shout out to Blue, his most recent entry also happens to be my favorite, if you haven’t read his work please give it a shot. http://mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/mcvoices/2016/10/19/the-art-of-questioning/

Jake

I am 20 years old and reside (for the most part) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I am on my second full year of classes(one year I took a single class as I was working). I have, however, recently moved to Prince George’s County and take my classes almost fully online for the exception of one short class at Takoma Park MC. I plan to finish my associates this fall or winter semester and transfer to a 4-year with an associates in General Studies.

Montgomery College has been my main occupancy for the past 2 years and I believe it’s also been the setting in which I’ve transformed and grown as an individual the most. I won’t say that the College is fully responsible for my change, but it has been a nurturing environment for me to trip up and fall down a couple times. Whether the issue was medical, personal, or economical. MC has been a forgiving institute, that I can say is unique to any 4-year. I feel that if I didn’t take my first steps at MC I wouldn’t be in college right now. I’d be in the army. Hmm, don’t the say the pen is mightier than the sword anyway?

So what now? Well I hope this introduction can show you a little of my background, as I am not a deeply personal man, I actually don’t talk about myself much, even less do I complain. Yet, I see this blog as accomplishing a task greater than a self-dominated diary of my experiences. I want this blog to persuade you to, if you haven’t decided already, to enroll at Montgomery College, I promise you won’t regret it.

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  1. Jake, I think what ever works best for an individual student is what they ought to use. The key is to figure out exactly what works for you best. It sounds like you have it nailed – for you. Thank you for following the other blogs and giving them a shout out.

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