Gadsden State Community College Academic Life Questions & Answers

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How can I show professors that I'm interested in the class material?

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Half of college is the experiences you have doing social activities, but I'm starting to feel like my academics are prohibiting me from enjoying a lot of the social aspect of college. Is this normal? How can I keep my academics strong while also enjoying social activities?

I totally understand the difficulty of trying to manage fun and academics. One way to stay in contact with your friends is to study with... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What's the best laptop for a college student?

It depends on what you plan to study. For me I chose the Macbook Air and have never looked back. It's nice and light so as to not weigh... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What are your favorite time management tips? I have a lot going on and would like to manage my time better!

Prioritize. Make lists of what you have to do, and then circle what needs to get done first. I use a paper planner because I still like... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How do you stay focused during class? Specifically, how do you resist the urge to check your phone during class?

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How late is too late to change your major?

It depends on how many requirements your "new" major has! If the major you want has a lot of requirements, sophomore or junior year would... (more)Read 1 Answer
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25% of my grade in one class is based on participation, but I get really nervous talking in class. How do I make sure the professor knows I am paying attention?

Sit toward the front of the class and look like you are paying attention. Take notes. Look at the professor when they are talking.... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How have people decided between double majoring or making one subject just a minor?

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How do you deal with a class taught by a "tough" or "hard" professor?

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My professors seem to grade my essays so hard compared to high school. How should I go about adjusting my style to get the grade I want?

I agree with Victoria and Danielle's answers. Getting a writing tutor should help, and also take into account the notes/corrections your... (more)Read 3 Answers
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What was the best book you read in college and why?

I'm not even sure why, but I really enjoyed reading Wuthering Heights for my British Literature class. I was so invested in the story and... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I don't think my TA likes me and they're the ones doing the bulk of the grading for the class. What should I do!?

Definitely try to have a good relationship with them by visiting their office hours and by asking them thoughtful questions about the... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How important is it to join campus organizations? Do they truly bulk up your resume? Or are they more recreational?

I agree with Julia's answer: it's about skill building and networking, but also about doing something you like and adding something to... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I got a worse grade than I feel I deserved on a paper. Is it worth it to try to talk to the professor and plead my case? Will it make them not like me?

Rather than plead your case, go in and ask if they can help you go through the comments left on your paper so you can make sure you... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I know that some of my professors have great connections at my dream companies, but I'm not sure how to go about networking with my professors without seeming like I don't care about their class and just want to use them for their connections.

Be active and engaged in class as a start. Professors notice the students that participate and appreciate the effort. Make your way to... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I'm on in the Honors Program and need to keep a certain GPA. I'm struggling with a class and worry that it will impact my GPA negatively and put my Honors placement and scholarship in jeopardy. What should I do?

Make sure to utilize your every resource, visiting your professor during office hours, meeting with your TA, and even getting a tutor... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What's one piece of advice you wish you would have known when first starting college?

Leave yourself time to breathe. I was so focused on accomplishing my goals I put important things like my friendships and my health on... (more)Read 2 Answers
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My roommate has the same major as me and is very competitive. She keeps turning our grades into a competition, which is making me stressed. How should I bring this up without starting a fight?

This is definitely a sticky scenario. The best thing I can think to do would be to stop making your classes/grades as big a subject of... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Does anyone have any tips on how to stay awake in a 2-hour class that starts right after lunch?

Chewing gum and drinking water can really help! The chewing makes you more focused on the lesson and keeps you awake (you do not want to... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I have to make a big presentation for a class and it counts as a big percentage of the grade but I hate public speaking and get super nervous. What can I do to make sure I don't tank my grade in the class by bombing the presentation?

Practice at makes perfect! Just make sure you have your material down and are really comfortable with what you are talking about and feel... (more)Read 5 Answers

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