We all hear about it, but I didn’t experience it until this semester, and boy did it hit me like a ton of bricks! Sophomore slump is in full force for me and I know it can be extremely difficult to overcome if you don’t have the proper tools to avoid it. It’s all the same, whether it be my sophomore slump or your high school ‘senioritis’ (which can also be a nasty bug to catch!), all the motivation to do well in school is totally lost. Students say they often feel depressed or confused, with no motivation or desire to go to class or do homework. Sound familiar? If so, you’ve caught the bug! Here are some homemade remedies just for you…
Research areas of interest to you, including your majors, minors, and even extracurricular. Find something you’ll love, and go with it!
Set goals for yourself either during your sophomore year of college, or for your high school graduation. Make sure your goals are attainable, and are specific to your own needs.
It’s something simple that can make a lot of difference. By eating healthy and staying active, you’ll feel more energized and motivated to do other things (Like homework, perhaps?)
Talking to academic advising, professors, or your high school guidance counselor is always a great way to clear the air and have your questions answered. Don’t be shy; no question is a stupid question!
Don’t Go Overboard!
Science majors are especially susceptible to this. Manage your schedule and make sure that it’s balanced between classes you will enjoy, and classes that are required for your major. If you overload yourself with hard classes, you are more likely to become disconnected and eventually even depressed.
I hope these tips will cure your slumps and help you stay motivated throughout the year. If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask.
Spring break is over, and its time to start getting back into the swing of things for the rest of the semester. But before I do, I wanted to share my spring break experience with you all. This year, I decided to forgo the beaches and have a relaxing spring break at home. It was nice to catch up on sleep, vege out on the couch, and not have to work about Chemistry homework for an entire week! I also spent a lot of quality time with my family and friends from home and even perfected my golf swing for when Shorewood opens. The only down side to my break was the timing. The majority of my friends from home still had class, or had already been on spring break, so it was difficult to find time to hang out. My friends who are still in High School also had classes during the week, so the only time I could see them were on the weekends. But never fear! We’ll all get a chance to hang out when we go home this weekend for Easter!
All-in-all, I’m glad to be back at UWGB so I can hit the books hard and get ready to end my sophomore year of college strong. Besides, now that spring break is over, there’s only 8 MORE WEEKS UNTIL SUMMER!!!
Housing sign up wasn’t too long ago, and for me the key to a happy year on campus is finding great roommates to spend your time with! Here are some traits of the roommate best avoided.
1. The Borrower: We all know who these people are. Whether it be your clothes or your notes, a roommate who borrows everything is never appreciated.
2. The Slob: Having a messy roommate is never fun to live with. Clean up, do your dishes, and shower on a regular basis.
3. The Bad Communicator: Communication is key among roommates. If you have a problem with someone you’re living with, how are you supposed fix it with out talking to them?
4. The Hover Craft: Having a roommate who continues to invade your personal space can become annoying and exhausting. Back off once in awhile.
5. The Know-It-All: It’s impossible to be right 100% of the time. Having roommates is about making compromises and coming to an agreement on the issues you’re having.
If you get stuck with a roommate who possesses one or more of these qualities, you might want to…
1. Leave Your Problems At the Door: Gossiping and bring more people into an argument or issue is never good. Instead, sit down and talk it out just between the two of you, or talk to your RA for some advice.
2. Come to an Agreement: Work your issues out, and do your best to start over!
3. Keep Trying: Don’t give up just because you and your roommate had one argument. Do your best to solve it, and don’t hold a grudge!
The UW-Green Bay cheer squad will be conducting tryouts for the 2010-11 season in April. We are looking for talented young men and women who love exciting Packer games at Lambeau Field and exciting Phoenix basketball games. If you are interested, please contact Coach Ann Rodrian at firstname.lastname@example.org for the exact dates and necessary forms. Guys, no previous cheer experience is necessary.
Admitted students day was this past Friday, March 5th!
Students who have already been admitted for the fall ’10 semester had the opportunity to revisit and rediscover all of the wonderful and exciting things that UWGB has to offer them. Students participated in fun activities like basketball at the Kress, unlimited games at the Phoenix Club, and pictures in the University Bookstore display window while modeling their FREE t-shirt!
This past weekend, I’ve had a life changing experience! I was able to attend one of the most influential and inspirational leadership conferences in my entire life, called Leadership From the Heart. This leadership conference was brought to UWGB by Student Life, and was free to all students willing to apply. At first, I was a little skeptical about committing my entire weekend to one conference, but after the first couple of hours all of my inhibitions were gone! This conference changed my entire outlook on life, teaching me to step outside of my own comfort zone to achieve success. By the end of this conference, I truly believe that I have changed for the better and have become more confident in myself and my work. I encourage everyone (if you have the opportunity) to attend this leadership conference, or one like it to better yourselves as a person and as a leader. You won’t regret it!
Heres the link for the Life Skills Center, check it out!
Spring semester is underway here in Green Bay, and I’m really looking forward to new classes, new friends, and (let’s face it) a new season without any snow. With spring coming up fast, most of you high school seniors (along with the expert guidance from your parents and friends) have already made or are making your final decisions as to which University you should attend. For myself, a variety of different factors were important in making my decision for college, but after I visited the campus I was 100% sure I wanted to come to UW-Green Bay.
For those of you who are already admitted, it’s still not too late to come for a visit. Another admitted student day is coming up on March 5th and there is still time to sign up! Students will gain information on financial aid, get valuable classroom experience, and even get a special campus tour (different from one you have had previously!)
I think I had senioritis as a Junior in high school~can any one else relate?
It’s getting to be that time of year when Seniors are feeling the senioritis bug biting pretty hard. Do whatever it takes to avoid this disease-it can really hurt your chances of success in college. Did you know that colleges do “take-backs?” They do-trust me.
Seniors get accepted to colleges during the fall of their senior year and then kinda sit back and enjoy Senior year not realizing that when you graduate, colleges get your final transcript from your high school. We see how bad senioritis really is…we see the low grades, dropped course or fluffy senior years. Evidence at UWGB shows that students whose gpa drops or they drop courses senior year tend to do poorly when they come to UWGB. So we have gotten a little tougher with senioritis victims- it’s called rescinding admissions (AKA: take-back).
So I know the senioritis disease is catchy and spreading in your high school. Avoid it. Do whatever you can to finish your senior year well. Trust me, you will be glad you did.
If you already have senioritis and you think it might be influencing your grade point average…let us know what’s going on. It’s much better to hear it from you rather than on your final transcript. We are here to help you-please don’t hesitate to contact us.