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College and Chronic Illness
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If you are a high school student with high grades getting ready to go to college in the next two years
And especially if you don’t even have to try to get exceptional grades and are prone to procrastination, perfectionism, or anxiety, then I have a tip that may really save your sanity: learn how to study now
A lot of high-intelligence students come to college and end up freaking out and getting really down on themselves because they don’t immediately get great grades. This is exceptionally applicable if you’re going into a tougher discipline: if you’re going into the sciences, medical, law, or anything of that nature, take heed!
The thing is, you’re not always going to be able to just sit down and know what’s up—and that’s okay. Having to put more effort into your education does not mean you’re less intelligent, and getting lower grades does not mean you’re a failure. It just means you’re doing more in-depth, more specialized, and less intuitive work.
If this applies to you, and you want to have some idea of where to start, under the cut I’ve added some tips and advice on studying, time management, and protecting your mental health (<—very important!):
You know what college students need to do?
Join the fuck up. Group together. Make a national movement. That’s a shitload of votes right there and every national, state, and even local official is going to want that shit.
Tell em what we want collectively. Make our desires known, stop getting shit done to us and start doing shit.