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I'm feeling a bit panicky for my first day of class. HELP!


youngcharlie101

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Hi, everybody.

 

I'm feeling a bit nervous. I guess it's my anxiety acting up again, but any advice would be appreciated greatly.

 

I graduated from Columbia in May with my MA in Anthropology. I had an unfunded PhD offer from Syracuse, but I deferred it. I decided to take the year off and get healthy. My health is not up to par, as you can tell. ;)

 

I spoke to my adviser from Columbia a few months ago, and she recommended for me to take a class at one of my potential PhD schools (Rutgers).  She said it would be a good way for me to network and explore the program. The professor teaching the course is one I wish to work with if I were to get accepted at Rutgers for Fall 2015. 

 

I registered for the course, and it starts today, but I cannot help but feel overwhelmed and anxious. Should I still go to class, or am I wasting time, money, and effort that could be placed into studying harder for the GRE and making my application brilliant?

 

 

 

 

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I registered for the course, and it starts today, but I cannot help but feel overwhelmed and anxious. Should I still go to class, or am I wasting time, money, and effort that could be placed into studying harder for the GRE and making my application brilliant?

 

Go to class. You will not be the only one excited, slightly confused, and overwhelmed. You can do it! 

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Take the class, and spend some extra time poking about the Rutgers Campus. This way it will help you decide if you really want to come here, and you won't be too overwhelmed if you do.

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As everyone else said, go to class.

 

And make sure you're taking strides to get your anxiety/mental health under control. You will do better and appreciate the experience more if you're not in such a fragile state when you do eventually begin your program.

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As everyone else said, go to class.

 

And make sure you're taking strides to get your anxiety/mental health under control. You will do better and appreciate the experience more if you're not in such a fragile state when you do eventually begin your program.

 

Thank you. I definitely will. Meds and doctors are on my agenda this year. 

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Take the class, and spend some extra time poking about the Rutgers Campus. This way it will help you decide if you really want to come here, and you won't be too overwhelmed if you do.

 

Yeah, the campus seems nice. I'm talking to some members of the Comp Lit department, and they seem pretty nice. Thanks for the wise words and encouragement. :)

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Yeah, the campus seems nice. I'm talking to some members of the Comp Lit department, and they seem pretty nice. Thanks for the wise words and encouragement. :)

 

All of the RU New Brunswick campuses are pretty nice, each has a very distinct flavor to them. 
 
College Ave - (where almost all of my classes have been) looks and feels like a small city campus, lots of stuff near by also
 
Busch - (where I work) large open suburban campus, has a nice golf course on it also
 
Cook/Douglass - (where my daughter is) feels like a very rural campus, which is surprising, considering it is sandwiched between downtown New Brunswick & US 1
 
Livingston - very modern, and popular campus to live on, feels like a small town, shopping, movie theatre, but not too many classroom buildings
 
One of my coworkers is a phd student in CompLit - she is enjoying the program very much.
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