michelle.persico on Dec 1st 2011
My first semester at Baruch has been really great. I did not expect to like it as much as I have. The people I have been meeting are really nice, and easy to get along with. I have not had any major problems with people or my classes so far. The classes are not as hard as I thought they would be. There is a lot of reading that I have to do however. One thing I really enjoy is the freedom. In high school, when I walked around the halls there was always a security guard or dean checking to make sure you had a pass and now I can do as I please. I think my first semester went well, and I did better than I expected in my classes. My lowest grade was a B-, and besides that one test everything has been B or higher. One thing I would change would be the commute. I don’t mind take the express bus because I sleep, I just wish it didn’t take as long. I am hoping to get an apartment to be closer. Another thing I would change are my study habits. In high school I did not study at all, but now I am studying a little more. I just need to get used to it. I also procrastinate too much. One thing I don’t like about college is that my addiction to coffee has increased way too much. I have definitely become more mature because everything is on me now. Overall, I am enjoying college and I am looking foward to the next 4 years.
cihan.yildiz on Dec 1st 2011
From the 1st workshop I’ve learned that we shouldn’t believe everything we see on the internet. They showed us Desiree Jennings as an example and what she did to get money from the doctor that gave her the shot. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVQKA_CpQfk) Of course we knew she was faking it, but it was a great example of how people can fake things and show us wrong things to make a profit out of it. They thought us what are the things we should look for when we’re looking for something online. It was a really helpful workshop and I’m glad I didn’t miss this one.
fahad.ghuman on Dec 1st 2011
My experience at Baruch college has been fine overall. I expected to not be as social, as in parties and stuff but I did not expect that I would like it as much as I do. Granted, I do say “ugh eff that test” or “i dont wanna go to that class, we don’t learn anything” but I am still pleased with my choice of coming to baruch. I have a close knit group of friends and always have help if i need it.
My first semester has really helped me transition in to college life. I really study now and do my assignments. My grades werent all that great in the beginning but im getting the hang of it, now its a piece of cake. I don;t think i will fail any class so that’s good.
One thing I would do differently is start working hard from day number one so I wouldnt feel overwhelmed when we did have a test and paper and quiz to do on one day. But I got used to it so its not so bad.
The way I’ve changed is how I actually do work and study. I never did that kind of stuff. I always got amazing test grades in high school without studying, for quite literally, any test I’ve ever had in highschool. Not even the SAT’s and i got a well above average score twice. College made me more responsible about my work and I think ill be able to grow into a great student come next semester and so on.
cihan.yildiz on Dec 1st 2011
Baruch so far has been what I expected. It’s a really nice place and I’ve made some really good friends over this semester. To be honest I thought everyone was going to be bunch of nerds when I first got here, but I met some really cool people and I tell everyone how awesome it is here. I’m doing so much better than I expected. In High School I never opened a book for 4 years but in college I’m actually studying, and I hope that I don’t get lazy and start slacking. If there was something I could change It would be not taking the summer class for math and would be enjoying my summer, because im takin the same class again and I’m doing pretty good at it. I like baruch and i am looking forward to the rest of my time here.
desmond.chan on Dec 1st 2011
For my first semester at Baruch College, I considered it extremely boring. I find there is nothing around Baruch. Also, my grades are decent, however no matter how hard I try, it seems as if I cannot get an A.Every test that I take is always a B, and no matter how hard I try I cannot achieve an A. As a cuny, I never really expected much out of this, however it seems like high school again, except for the 2 1/2 hours it takes for me to commute everyday. The 7 train is extremely annoying with a lot of Spanish and Asians crowding the whole subway, however this is the only train that goes to flushing. If there was one change that I could make, I would not have left the placement test early, and not care how I did because I thought that it would not matter. Also, I need to stop procrastinating and leaving everything for the last day. Every test, assignment and project that I have is always saved for the last day. I may not be looking forward to my next semester because of my horrible times. I start at 4pm Monday and Wednesday and end 9. For Tuesday and Thursdays, I have a four hour break. Also I have Friday classes, so I no longer have a three day weekend. In general, Baruch has been just okay, I find it not too special, nor is it absolutely horrible. So I give Baruch a B, just as Baruch has given me a B in all my classes.