College life is an experience that many young people look forward to. From the prospects of themed parties, more freedom and gaining of skills for future career development, college life remains a unique experience to every student who goes through it. However, there are some personal struggles I endured during my college life, and these are described below.
DIFFICULT ACADEMIC UNITS
For me, units that involved mathematics and chemistry were a great challenge. From failing exams to doing supplementary exams and having to attend countless remedial sessions, these units were a headache for me. I had to consider private math tutoring. Though it initially appeared to be quite expensive, it really helped.
NOT HAVING ENOUGH TIME FOR MYSELF
The academic schedules in college were hectic, and most of my free time was spent doing assignments, sleeping, showering, laundry, and similar activities. Given that the course that I was pursuing was quite demanding, I did not have enough time for my social life and for my hobbies which were watching movies, swimming and reading novels.
NOT HAVING ENOUGH MONEY
When I did have time for fun and extra-curricular activity, I was often short of cash. Most of my money was usually already used to cater to my college living expenses and private math tutoring, which I really needed to salvage my academic life. Furthermore, I did not have time to invest in income-generating activities. Saving was also an uphill task in college.
STRUGGLE TO REMAIN DISCIPLINED
In college, my struggle to remain disciplined was real. I struggled to wake up early and on time so as not to be late for lectures. I also struggled to complete my assignments on time. I also struggled with my class attendance and also remaining focused on my studies despite the many distractions in college. This was the case especially during exam time when I really struggled to be in the right frame of mind and the right amount of seriousness to prepare for the exam.
SOLUTIONS TO THE CHALLENGES
College students can find a lot of helpful materials online regarding how to tackle. Some experts in this area have made YouTube videos that give invaluable advice.