College is an amazing place. You meet lifelong friends and get to learn so much from people who have actually worked in your desired field. From journalism classes to business plans, the opportunities for a budding professional are practically endless. College students truly enjoy taking classes that pertain to their major because they are interested in the material. What happens, however, when a Journalism major is required to take a general education geology class? Utter disaster, unless you follow these four steps.
1) Use your TA
Most general education classes are big (depending on the size of your college), but many of them will have a Teaching Assistant, who grades homework and assists the professor. Take the time to email your TA if you’re struggling, and ask for extra help. Chances are he/she would be glad to meet with you, and eventually you’ll understand the material a lot better.