College Advice - Choosing Classes

College Advice - Choosing Classes

In my first semester in college, I was placed into an ‘entertainment technology’ course. For those who are unclear about what ‘entertainment technology’ is, you are not alone. I was unclear about what it was, and I was also unfamiliar with the drop/add process, so I stayed in the course. I learned many things along the way, most importantly that ‘entertainment technology’ basically means all backstage theatre processes and set-development. Confused as I was, I couldn’t have asked for a more hands on class.

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Tips for Selecting College Courses

Tips for Selecting College Courses

As Spring Semester is upon us, I have learned a very valuable lesson about classes in college: get your core classes out of the way early. Most, if not all colleges have core requirements, and all majors require different courses for major completion. Even if you don’t quite know your major yet, taking your core requirement courses early is a very helpful tool for two reasons:

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Choosing Your College Courses

Choosing Your College Courses

Choosing college courses can be a scary thing for incoming freshman who have never experienced anything like it before. The classes you take really have a huge effect on your semester. Here are a few tips to make sure you end up in the right classes for your major and also choose classes that will set you up for success: 

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Tips for Selecting College Courses

Tips for Selecting College Courses

The best advice I can give about selecting college classes is to be open and flexible about everything. For example, I signed up for classes during orientation in May of my senior year, which was early because I did a summer semester at UF. By the time fall rolled around, I didn’t end up with any of the classes I started with in May at orientation. Some of my courses changed, some of my class times changed, or both. All of which you should be completely flexible with.

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