Hello again UTSC!
It's that time of the year. Presents are memories, late mornings are history and the delightful lack of deadlines a distant recess. It's school time again! Now there are some of you wide-eyed school-loving nerds out there who are genuinely glad to be back in your happy place. All I can say I wish I was you. For the rest of us I shall use the most appropriate gif Tumblr has.
Well that's the bad news. Now on to the good news! You are half way through the school year! *Enter dancing monkey circus troupe of joy*.
For all the first years out there who feel overwhelmed, it will be ok. You have learnt a few things and hopefully those bad decisions, like choosing to play video games and stuff your face with that $5 pizza that delivers for free (seriously why did I find out about this in 4TH YEAR?!), the night before your exam, are behind you. If you were one of those goody-two-shoes kids that U of T is apparently famous for, with their A+s and perfect attendance, I salute you. The next semester will be a walk through the park for you.
For the second- and third-year student, the bad news is you have lots of work to do and most of its in the most depressing months of the year (January and February). Word of advice, stock up on some vitamin D and cod liver oil tablets to keep those blues and coughs at bay. Now for the good news! We will actually get a reading week this semester! This means trips to Montreal, NYC or for the brokest of us downtown? Regardless it will be a mini-holiday and I would highly recommend planning ahead.
Dear all the fourth/final-year students out there. Give yourself a hug! Its almost over! Run, run towards the light at the end of the tunnel and don't look back! Your future lies ahead! One last stretch of academic battle, laced with the promise of sweet freedom! Think not of your failings but of the glory of making it through one of the toughest universities in the world.
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Anyone got any pointers? Advice? Lessons you learnt? Share! We'd love to hear from you and conveniently have a comment section to provide rant space.
Here is to hoping everyone had a great vacation or at least got some sleep.
Let the games begin!