The Second Time Around
Twenty one days in, and I’ve already broken my New Year’s Resolution. This blog was meant to be posted the week back from break; however, with New Year sale’s and sleep schedule readjustments, time has not been on my side. Spring semester has already begun, and many of us have become overwhelmed with the abundant amount of chapters of aldehyde reactions or muscular tissue material thrown at us. With the first half of the school year over and done with, there is a common expectation in learning from mistakes and organizing more successfully the second time around.
Not only is this semester our fresh start, but summer is a little over three MONTHS AWAY! However, this does not give any of us an excuse to shut down our brains this early in the semester. Work still needs to be done in order to achieve that nearly impossible A in OCHEM II. Just because it may seem like a pain to study, doesn’t mean you should cram yourself in a tight study room with your binders strewn everywhere. As the temperatures rise in the few months to come, studying outside may help your brain acquire information easier. According to Outdoorlearning.org, studying outside is better because indoor air is about ten times more concentrated than outdoors. Also, by studying outside, the air contains much cleaner oxygen to your brain. In addition, sunlight provides Vitamin D to your skin, which will provide you with even more energy than the amount provided as you are confined in a small cubicle on the 5th floor of Carlson.
For those of us applying to pharmacy, this may become one of the most strenuous semesters yet. Our fall semester’s grades have been entered, essays written a little over a week ago, and our interview statuses will be roaming closer by in a little more than a month. The new year is an opportunity for new routines, new goals to be set, and new actions to be done. The new semester can also be a chance to look back on your faults on last semester, and strive to improve them in the spring.