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Will people at college think I'm weird if I do homework a lot?

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Melanie’s Answer

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Hi there - Thanks for the great question!
You are far from weird if you do this! People work at different paces so spend as much time as you need on your homework if this means that you will have a great understanding of the subject afterwards. That being said, you shouldn't use all of your time in college doing homework - definitely explore the campus/city your college is in and don't be afraid to make new friends! In addition, nowadays, good grades are a part of success in your career path, but also getting exposure to the field that you're interested in as well (maybe so even more). Best of luck in college!
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Erika’s Answer

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Hi Henry,

First off, congratulations on entering this new and exciting stage in your life! College life is often misrepresented as the time of your life to do all your partying, fraternizing, and overall having fun. While that may be the case for some, it's important to find the right balance for you in order to excel in both facets of your life. Based of your question, you seem like a dedicated individual passionate about their studies. I can best speak from experience, so I'll tell you a short story about the time I had that same question. I've always been very studious and was always labeled as an overachiever with all my work. Once I started my transition from high school to college, I was afraid of what my peers would think of my study habits. Would I be labeled "the nerd" or pushed away because of my drive? NO! I got to my academic institution, and my friends and other college students found it intriguing about how dedicated I was to my work, and some even asked for my advice in how to apply themselves for to their studies. Moral of the story: find the right balance for you, focus on your success, and surround yourself with like-minded individuals who see your value and passion.

I wish you much success!

Best wishes,
Erika Davila
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Riley’s Answer

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Absolutely not! College is a time to have fun and grow, but more importantly, it is about gaining knowledge. I was able to fit all my homework in during the days on weekdays when my friends weren't really around to distract me. That way, when it was time to have fun on the weekends I was always present and my homework was already done!
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Katya’s Answer

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Hi Henry, oh no- of course not. First, congratulations to entering into a new and exiting stage of your life. Second, I know college in the beginning could be a little bit stressful but it’s because everything is new to you. With time, you will get used to it, feel more comfortable, finds friends, and the fear will disappear.

No matter who looks at you or makes any comment-you need to take this as serious as you can- this is your future-you need to put hard work into it and follow your goals. So, don’t pay any attention and most don’t be part of that group that doesn’t support you in your learning. Surround yourself with people that are on the same path, that can help you work on joint projects. Surround yourself with positive peers.

If you focus on others opinions -you will be distracted. Know your career path, find time to do your work, find time to have a break always to rejuvenate yourself. Always let others follow your time management and not the either way around. Stay strong and be accountable for your actions. You will do just fine if you know your daily priorities and able to avoid negative people. Surround yourself with people that can influence you in a positive way. You make the choices!

Good luck
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Melanie’s Answer

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Hi!

In short, the answer is maybe. The main point of college is to earn a degree and learn, so homework is included in that. Many people will respect someone who works hard, but not all people have that work ethic. A few might run their mouths, but remember, what you are doing is good and other people's thoughts aren't always correct. I am a senior in college working towards my Masters and a majority of what I do is homework. Being responsible with my education is what lead me to have a good GPA and considering that I have a chance at getting into graduate school. If your goals are to have a good GPA and potentially attend a graduate school, then working on HW a lot is beneficial. Social activities can be included in your time at college as well, just schedule your work and take it day-by-day.
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Angela D.’s Answer

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Hi there! The short answer is "no" because the goal of attending college/university is to successfully attain your degree and that requires studying/homework. However, having said that, you will have the opportunity to explore cultural events, the arts, lectures/presentations outside your field, join student groups or organizations of interest, volunteer, etc. So, while focusing on your studies is very important, you should also view this as a time to stretch yourself socially as well as intellectually with all of the resources available on campus. Basically, you're supposed to have some fun along the way too! Hopefully this will turn into a desire for lifelong learning! Wishing you the best in your endeavors, Dr. B
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Yasemin’s Answer

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Hi Henry, of course not! Don't worry about studying a lot or keeping on top of your schoolwork! To be honest doing well in college is very important to your future grad school applications should you consider one and future career. It's important to balance life such as having fun with friends and finding time for the things you love but important to keep studying. I always studied in college and my professors even noticed my hard work and ended up writing recommendation letters for me for medical school. There is also many events and organizations/clubs to be part of where you can expand your horizons and meet people with similar interests as well. I was part of a couple events, but I also worked three jobs so maintaining my school work was crucial especially since I was busy on the weekends. Hope you enjoy college, you will do well! Don't forget to enjoy yourself every now and then!
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Karen’s Answer

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Hi Henry!

I don't think it's weird. You're doing your homework because it's part of studying. But I hope you also consider engaging yourself with other extracurricular activities and meet new friends. There's life other than studying so I hope you get to enjoy it.
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Blake’s Answer

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Hey Henry,

Definitely not. If anything, they will probably want you to teach them your routine. Many new students have a hard time balancing homework and studying.

Thanks,
Blake
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Kristi’s Answer

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People will think all kinds of things, but that is not important. You know what you need to do to make the grades in school, and you must do it regardless of what others think.
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