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Is it normal to feel overwhelmed at the beginning of college?

Is it normal to feel overwhelmed at the beginning of college?

You feel overwhelmed, all of the time. It’s normal to feel pretty stressed out when you start college and, of course, at midterm and finals times. But if you find yourself struggling every week of the semester—waking up each day hating where you are—something is wrong.

Why would a man refuse to go to a farewell party?

Partly because it would be an evening less available and the run-up to the farewell party and post party activity means the loss of at least a couple of days and he felt that it would be loud and raucous and he would prefer to party with friends of his choice.

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Are You Ready to go to college away from home?

You’re going home every weekend or on the cellphone with your parents five times a day. Hand-holding and support are one thing, total dependence (or codependence), another. If you’re unable to make any break from your parents, you’re not ready for the independent living and thinking that go with college away from home.

Is it time to reassess your grades?

If you, or someone you know or love, exhibits any of these signs, it’s time to do some major reassessment and make some big changes: 1. Your average is below C or you’re getting D’s in some of your courses. Don’t kid yourself: C is a bad grade, and D is even worse.

Are You struggling more than you should be in college?

It can be hard to know if you’re struggling more than you should be. Here’s how to tell. Many college students are in serious trouble and don’t even recognize it. They think that nothing is really wrong, that everyone else is in the same boat, or that college is just supposed to be hard.

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Is a C a bad grade in college?

Don’t kid yourself: C is a bad grade, and D is even worse. Most students in college are getting A’s and B’s (at many schools the average grade-point average is between B and B+).

What should I do if I love mathematics?

If you love mathematics, spend more time with it and develop your knowledge and skills. Otherwise keep taking mathematics courses at least until you get to college, but keep your mind open to finding the true object of your affections. It will be out there somewhere… Don’t let a test tell you how good you are or are going to be at math.