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College Chronicles #8: Welton’s Has His First Week of Classes, Encounters Resistance to His Non-Idiotic Study Habits, and Realizes Things are Going to Get Worse (Time-Wise) Before They Get Better

September 24th, 2007 · Be the first to comment

This is the eighth blogisode of College Chronicles, a blog-based reality show in which we follow three real students struggling to balance academics with the rest of their life. Halfway though the semester we will stage a study habits intervention to overhaul their student experience. Click here for the full series archive.

The Move to Non-Idiot Study Habits Can Be Surprisingly Hard…

My friends and I have a tendency to study in the dining hall because it’s so close and we can study and hang out. But this is a terrible idea. The temptation to talk, snack, and just generally be distracted is just way too strong. I think I’m just gonna stick to the library this semester as much as possible. A few people have been making fun of me for jumping head-first into all of my work, but I just want to push through as much as possible now before the semester starts to get crazy.
The Extracurriculars Begin to Circle, Planning Their Attack on Free Time…

The fall issue cycle for this magazine that I edit for is just starting up, so meeting with writers and editing pieces will begin to take up more of my time. I’m also getting involved with a finance club on campus that teaches you how to analyze stocks. It’s only a few hours of work a week, and I think the benefit of the knowledge gained will far outweigh the time commitment — especially when it comes time for i-banking summer internships.

A Harvard Student’s Work is Never Done…

Also, this week I’m helping one of my professors index a book that he’s editing. He wants it done in a week, which should totally be manageable, but it’s just another thing that’ll take up some time. I also need to get back into studying for the LSATs…

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