Surviving university: Striving to understand


In whatever you do, it’s important to seek understanding.

Understanding quote

Just like there is a difference between hearing and listening, there’s a difference between knowing and understanding. From what you'll be taught in lecture halls, to the things you learn from the people you interact with; understanding is a major key.

The volume of information that you’ll receive from your professors may seem overwhelming at first; you’ll often wonder if there is an off switch for your brain.

However, if you open your mind to understand anything, it will surely come to you—trust me.

Every individual is unique, and so is their way of understanding. If you find someone that you easily understand or that makes learning new things fun, stick with them; find what works for you and run with it.

Just like we make an effort to understand academic information, try to understand the people around you.

MemeIt’s a fact that you will have to take in and process a lot of information at university—lecture slides, textbooks, online publications and more.

You’ll find that a lot of things you’re able to figure out on your own, once you find your niche for understanding university content.

Trying to know the concepts to ace your midterms and exams is usually not a great idea. Memorizing lectures to pass your exam is not a good way to absorb the information.

The flow of knowledge in university is continuous. Whatever you learn in your earlier years would be foundational knowledge for the new information you’ll receive in your upcoming years; study smarter, not harder!

University can easily become stressful and take its toll. It’s always a refreshing feeling to know that you are not alone and that there are people who understand your struggle.

Happiness is contagious so smile, spread good vibes, compliment someone, listen to music and live freely.

 “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”- Albert Einstein.

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