hi, so I'm first year studying a bioscience degree, and i still cant figure out how to do uni!
I take notes in lectures by adding anything extra the lecturer says at the bottom of the slides on my laptop, and then typing it all up after (usually 3-6 pages/lecture)
I just don't seem to be taking anything in! I cant remember things i was taught last week let alone the first week of semester 1. I don't have January exams so everything is examined in summer and i'm convinced I'm going to fail!
I feel like i have no life anymore! I work all week and all weekend, writing notes/assignments and trying to get my head around things i don't understand. I barely have time to socialise or do anything i want for more than a few hours before the guilt takes over and i go back to work.
I just don't understand how everyone seems to have time to waste a day sleeping, or wandering round town or even just playing sports all afternoon.
what am i doing wrong?? Nothing is staying in my head as theres just so much content!! I have about 20 hours of lectures a week at the minute, plus currently have 5 pieces of ongoing coursework.
I'm honestly going insane and i want to quit. i don't feel like I'm cut out for uni at all. I want my life back!
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Oh crikey. I don’t have any advice to offer as I’m currently doing an access course to study zoology this year. I’m worried I’ll be the same!!!
You need to socialise. Taking a break from studying is important. Go out and play a sport, then come back and maybe do a mind map writing down everything you remember from what you previously did.
Try new revision methods, but most importantly don't study the whole time, enjoy yourself too