New York City, NY — by Noah Zaldivar
This story was originally published on New York University’s Washington Square News.
One of the most stressful parts of college is selecting which classes you’re going to take each semester and when you’re going to take them. You log into one of NYU’s many online portals, pull up the page for course registration, add courses to your shopping cart and enroll. Seems simple enough.
The issue for most students, however, arises when they try to put together a schedule they like. Some people load up on morning classes, thinking it’ll free up their day, but all it does is make them constantly tired and irritable. Others don’t pay attention to class location, and wind up only having 15 minutes to walk a mile from sociology to biology.
NYU is a highly flexible school regarding how classes are structured and where they take place, but some don’t know how to take advantage of that. In order to prevent problems like these, I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help make sure your schedule — and your semester — are in top shape.
First and foremost, determine your priorities. When do you feel most productive? Do you plan on getting a job during the school year? Are you a morning person or a night person? Are you the kind of person that uses work as a distraction from your own crippling loneliness and inability to deal head-on with your problems? Once you’ve answered these questions for yourself, you can get cracking on scheduling.
Read the rest of the story at Washington Square News.