Let’s face it: choosing college classes can cause trouble. Picking a course, you’re choosing your destiny for the next semester. Check yourself: do you usually have the right reasons for your decisions?
Wrong Reasons for Choosing a College Class
- Your friend will be there. If you think that you will study together, in most cases you’re mistaken. As a rule, studying together becomes a mere waste of time. Everyone will have his/her own homework, and taking the same course won’t save you from it.
- Older students say it’s easy. First, choosing the easiest courses is not always a good idea. Second, what older students say is not always true.
- It’s popular. Even if everyone wants to be there, it doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Don’t allow the authority of the masses influence you too much.
- It’s unpopular. As a rule, a college course is unpopular for a reason. If nobody wants to be there, why should you?
- You have no idea what it’s about. If you’re going to choose a course out of curiosity, don’t do it. It’s better to learn more about it first.
Right Reasons for Choosing a College Class
The logical question after reading the previous part is what the right reasons are. And here they go:
- It’s connected with your major. If you’ve already chosen your major, it’s better to choose something related to it. If you haven’t chosen yet, choose something that will help you make a choice.
- You’re passionate about it. If you love something, just go for it.
- It fits well into your schedule. Make sure that you can balance all of your college courses well.
- It’s challenging (but not too hard). It’s good to challenge your abilities from time to time.
- It’s rated high in faculty evaluations. Sometimes visiting some rating sites or discussion boards can be helpful.
Do you usually find it difficult to choose a college class?