Jazmine - the university of texas at arlington
Virtual Tours by Students
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I'm Jasmine and I'm a student at the University of Texas at Arlington. I got my bachelor of science in science in December 2019 and I plan on applying to physical therapy school in 2022 This fall. I'll be doing my master's of business administration at UTA. But in the meantime, I've been taking prerequisite courses for physical therapy, such as chemistry and physics, which I took in spring 2020. So imagine my surprise when classes went from on campus to completely online not gonna lie. I was very apprehensive about doing online classes because chemistry and physics are not my strong suits, and I was worried that my classes were gonna become so much harder online. They made some reasonable adjustments so that we didn't drown and work. Having classes online was tough to adjust to, and I may have overslept for a class or two and building self control to do my work and not binge Netflix. Now, even before the pandemic, most classwork in college is online, so your homework will be online, you submit your assignments online, so keeping track of doing my homework wasn't really an issue for me. It was more so a matter of of juggling it all without overwhelming yourself. My lectures were pre recorded, so I can literally watch every lecture in a day. Wouldn't recommend that, but if I wanted to, I could until with all of this information in front of you, it gets overwhelming and you just want to shut down. Some things that I did to get through it, Woz, I would just switch my location. I would go places like on the couch or in the dining room, but my favorite place was in my car for me. When I have this big list of things to do and I don't know where to start, it's like, uh, just not gonna do anything. So what I do to cope with that is I would talk to my therapist weekly. We would have phone calls and she would help me to break things down. She would remind me to you pat myself on the back for the things that I did right. One thing that she told me about really stuck with me is to focus on the things that you can control, something I would dio whenever I was tired of being in the house. I'm outside, but I'm still secluded in my own little bubble. I felt like I wasn't in the house all day and it really did. It helped me at least since we kind of have a new way going about life. I feel like the school year for fall 2020 is going to be very interesting. UTA has been doing really good at keeping us updated and making sure our versus are heard. They've provided lists of our courses to see which classes are gonna be face to face which classes are going to be on line. What I love about that is that it gives you sort of a glimpse into the future. You don't really have to worry about being blindsided again in the middle of the semester. Okay, this is how my class is going to be because of the circumstances. That's a good thing that we at least have the choice. We have a Sprinkle of control over how we decide to take our classes. Know if you're currently considering college for the fall 2020 semester. First of all, I want to say congratulations on graduating high school, getting your G e d. Or just deciding to start this new chapter in your life. Do not be afraid to contact the university you're interested in and ask them, Hey, what your plans to the fall of 2020 semester. What type of instructional modes will you be having? Will you do online you have face to face? We will you be doing hybrid? Those are the important questions that you should know when deciding whether or not you'll be taking classes. Once you find a college, that's a good fit for you. One of the best ways to combat fear is to just be knowledgeable. The best way to get that knowledge is to ask questions, do thorough research, be self aware about what you do and don't like what you can and can't handle, and I'm confident that you'll make the best choice for yourself. I feel like in the world where there so much technology, there is no excuse for our universities not to develop online virtual college experiences that are worth the investment. If your college is a college that promotes excellent like you, ta, they are going to live up to that standard, especially if they have students like you who are telling them, Hey, I expect the best from you. I expect you to do your best so that I can do my best. I promise things are going to be OK. My eyes.