Having gone to a school with double the curriculum of the norm for middle and high school, I expected college to be a piece of cake. I was used to going to school from 7AM until 5:30PM, and taking about 12 classes. The problem here is that I feel I’m not being challenged enough here in Baruch, so I don’t see a reason to work hard. I slack because I can’t take half of my professors seriously, and I still feel like I’m in my senior year of high school. I’m used to a high stress level, which is what helps me get things done, and my classes don’t provide me with that. I’ve heard that in college, professors couldnt give a rat’s ass (excuse my french) about their students, but I didnt think that would be such a precise statement. I had one instance where I missed an exam for a family wedding in Vegas and my professor wouldnt let me retake it- even though I was warned, this insensitive attitude still took me by surprise.
I feel as if I didn’t do so well this semester. To be honest, I didn’t apply myself. I know that if I really cared about these classes and actually tried to do well, my grades would reflect that.
If I could redo this semester, I’d read the articles for my sociology class ahead of time as well as the chapters for my politics class. They’d prepare me for class more, encourage me to actually participate, and would grant me some extra points on exams.
I dont think I’ve changed much as a person since I started at Baruch College, but I’ve been exposed to many different religions and cultures that I haven’t been surrounded by before.