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Briyahna Rice
Noodle Expert Member

February 18, 2020

Making sure the classes and majors you choose for your college future are within your reach.

In every high school graduates life, there comes a point where they start agonizing over the classes and majors they'll want to take up once they head off to college. Whether its a more hands on major, a class that's heavy with term papers and textbook based, or something more liberal and centered around general education. Either way, its important to note that whatever classes and majors get picked, they're within a student's means: both physically and mentally.

First, is the physical aspect of choosing majors and their corresponding classes. This includes picking classes that take place early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or sometime the evening. If a student is attending a college that's a little out of the way from where they live and waking up early may be an issue, they'll want to look into classes that take place in the afternoon and are evenly spaced out to allow for breathing room and rest before the next one starts up. On the other hand, students who're fortunate enough to go to a college that's local, have more freedom to attend morning, afternoon, and early evening classes. Moreover, students who have jobs in the morning through the afternoon may want to look into evening classes that are more lenient on their work schedules; and vice versa for evening jobs that are compatible with morning and afternoon classes.

Next, comes the mental facet of choosing a majors that are best suited to a student's specific learning type. Whether that's by visual, audio, or hands on approaches. For students that learn better by way of PowerPoint lectures, textbooks, and notetaking, classes that focus on drilling the basics such as introduction to music an art, would be perfect. Similarly, students looking for more hands on experience for the next 4 years of their life will want to apply for a program that offers just that. By the same token, technical programs like film, or audio engineering that give real world tips and tricks from the comfort of the classroom.

Then, there are the financial strings that come with attending college and taking up specific majors. For every major, there are a specialized classes that come tacked with hefty fines that are added onto the tuition bills for every semester. The best way to circumvent this, and save a few dollars, is to speak to a course advisor and financial aid advisor about taking classes that lack fees, but still deliver a wealth of vital knowledge.

In conclusion, picking majors and classes to commit to for the next 4 years are no walk in the park, but they can be done with enough time, planning, and dedication. And if said major is not all it's cracked up to be, then students are more than welcome to switch out and experiment as many times as they need to in order to pick a major that's suited to the path they want their lives to go down.