Passion for Teaching and Learning

If someone asked me the name of my favourite teacher from kindergarten to high school, it would be easy to answer. Personally, I have been to seven schools in five different countries, my experience varying from year to year due to the knowledge I learned throughout the years. The setting in which I learn and really does matter, and for this reason, my high school teachers and my new university professors are not the same. I believe that the main focus of high school teachers is to make sure that the student is learning, preparing them for their higher education. However, university professors are different, they are there to help me in different ways; in this new setting making sure that I am learning is my job. After all, I am an adult now, right?

“Treat Yourself”

What do you do to make time for yourself? Between lectures, emails, practice, homework, exams, and all the other things that fill up my schedule, I always make sure I make some time for myself. Am I the only one whose high school teachers had posters that said “fail to plan, plan to fail”? I think that taking the time to care for yourself simply applies to this quote.

Study Smart, Not Hard

It is easy to get stressed out this time of the year. I had no idea there was such a thing as “midterms” of the midterm before the actual midterm exams in December. These October tests are worth up to 40% of my final year mark. Nervous yet? Well I sure was, once the excitement of the start of a new school year faded and I found myself behind on weeks’ worth of lecture readings and notes. One of the things I learned in high school was to take a moment (anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour) to formulate a plan and organise your plan in such a way that you will actually be able to carry out.

My Expectations vs My Reality

Hi, my name is Agustina and I am this year’s first-year blogger!

Why start a blog of a journal? One of the most obvious reasons to keep a blog or a journal is to express your thoughts. It helps you create an honest space where you can express and track what is happening in your life, revealing your thoughts on certain subjects. As first-year students or university students, we all go through our student lives with certain expectations. Here are some of the expectations I encountered about having to start university.