In college, I’ve learned that there are two kinds of college admissions that are stressful: the “no-stress” ones and the “caring” ones. The first is the fear of being discovered, because it’s a very real threat to our confidence and our ability to hold on to our position as a community.
The other is the actual stress of a test. In the end, we don’t care so much about the test itself as we do the stress it creates on our students’ minds. The fact is that the stress of the test is the only thing that really matters. The amount of stress each test takes a student out of them is not as important as the fact that they were able to succeed in spite of the stress.
The stress of a test is not the only thing that’s important. Stress also gives us a reason to study more and to do more to prepare for it. Students who have a lot of stress can easily focus and concentrate on the test, but students who have little to no stress can sometimes forget they are there.
I guess when you’re forced to study for a test your brain is going to have to think about other things, so its not surprising that stress can cause us to lose focus on something. When we’re under intense pressure a lot of times we forget how much of a priority it is to be studying. I can remember exactly when I had my first test, and how much I wanted to study.
This is why I love the feeling of studying – and not cramming.
It’s not like we will become obsessed with our time. In fact, there are times when you don’t really study for any real amount of time. Most times you will need to study for a little over a week to get your head around the stuff you study.
So, to study, we look at the things that are most important to us. Studying for a class at a school like RIT or the University of Arizona, for example, is way more than just studying for a class. It has to do with how much of your life you want to put into your education – which is one of the hardest things you can ask for. It is also all about being the best version of you.
Studying for a class at a school like the College of Western Polytechnic, for example, is like a hard-core hobby. Even if you’re not a computer expert, you can still study.
The study of history is something I have to do in my own life. I have studied a lot of different periods of history, from ancient Greece to pre-modern Europe. I like it because it teaches you to know yourself and get better as a person, and I know that it is what I want to do with my life. So while studying at a college like RIT or Arizona is stressful, it is more than just studying for a class at a school.