Importance of First Year
The date of our final exams is coming very fast. We are stressed, working our asses off in the library midst the Easter holiday or you are just relaxing, thinking that the content you have learnt is fathomable and comprehensible.
What I have noticed is that first year students do not think that the final exam is important, but I would like to convince the otherwise. When you are in your second year, you would require a recommendation from your personal tutor for various applications and what would your personal tutor base the recommendation on? Your achievements made in the first year. If you fail your first year, you are likely to get a recommendation that isn’t so nice or the recommendation that you want. This recommendation could decide whether you get an internship that could leave to a full-time job. Moreover, your achievements in the first year are what your employees will look at when you apply for an internship in the second year.
Therefore, first year students shouldn’t look at the first year so lightly. I know it only counts for about 5% to 10% of the whole degree, but it is not the overall score that is important, but it is the possible consequences as a result of not working during your first year that is important. Do not take your education in first year too lightly!