Is a new semester stressful and tiring the first week?

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Is the first week of a new semester always stressful?
Yes 38%  38%  [ 5 ]
No 23%  23%  [ 3 ]
Depends on all the factors, but usually yes 31%  31%  [ 4 ]
Depends on all the factors, but usually no 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
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theshawngorton
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01 Apr 2013, 4:42 pm

It's a new semester where I go to learn, and I say it's a very awkward, and stressful time of the year, when semesters begin.

Where is my next class? Who's teaching? What is the subject? Will I get breaks? Luckily, my school only has 3 classrooms, 6 teachers, and 3 courses a period, and 3 choices per period. Of course, everyone gets to choose. It's like high school, but better!

Also the 15 minute breaks are awesome, and lunch is ALWAYS at 11:30-11:45.

But...What I want to ask is: Is it always this stressful?



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01 Apr 2013, 7:36 pm

I'd be surprised if it wasn't stressful. Sure there are strategies to minimize stress (like being prepared), but either way you look at it, you're learning a lot of new concepts and if you're like me, you don't pick up new stuff right away.


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01 Apr 2013, 7:37 pm

MDD123 wrote:
I'd be surprised if it wasn't stressful. Sure there are strategies to minimize stress (like being prepared), but either way you look at it, you're learning a lot of new concepts and if you're like me, you don't pick up new stuff right away.


I have never been able to get prepared for school, ever. And I have never picked up new stuff right away.



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01 Apr 2013, 10:03 pm

I was assigned a 120-page report on the first day of class and it was due 2 weeks from the start date. And we had an exam on the second day of class. Slightly stressful, I'd say.



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01 Apr 2013, 10:17 pm

Hm, for me it is actually the semester fresh from holidays, where my expectations are the highest and I don't have any kind of projects or tests or other stuff to do, so first weeks are not a problem for me.


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02 Apr 2013, 9:46 am

I actually like my classes to start quickly as the first transition is stressful but transitioning from a slow start to harder work is another stressful transition that is slow and harder to make and then I will end up maybe not stduying enough. I have had first week exams rarely and sometimes first week homework.



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02 Apr 2013, 11:18 am

Perhaps the first semester of first year when I'm trying to settle in with everything, and maybe a few others when I'm choosing courses, but otherwise it's not stressful cause the material is easy to start off with, and there's no assignments or midterms.


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02 Apr 2013, 12:04 pm

never had trouble the first week back, as long as I can find and keep track of my timetable, but the last week, when all the work is due in soon and I have to rush to keep up and struggle to ask for help from anyone, that's chaos