Academics at Norwich have started and there is a plethora of items to discuss. To begin, as a rook during the initial rookdom period, one does not truly get to know the campus as well as one should. But during the academic period here, one can explore the beautiful campus of Norwich University. For example, on the campus there is Kreitzburg library, a great place with a quiet environment to go to study and learn, it is an academic getaway in its own right. Then there is the wise campus center, with a chow hall full of great food, a bookstore with plenty of course materials plus cool Norwich swag, and so much more, providing for all the basic student needs across all areas. But my favorite place in all of Norwich University’s campus has to be without a doubt, the classroom. Probably not what you, the reader, was expecting. Simply put, I love the classroom setting at Norwich so much because it gives me the opportunity to learn in a way I haven’t before. Rather than sitting in a class with 30-50 students and only one teacher, I get to be in a class with a 16:1 student to teacher ratio, allowing for a more personal and interactive learning experience. And even though I am still in the first week of academics I can tell that the workload ahead of me is going to be difficult. But it is also going to be quite exciting at the same time, and I’ve already learned some tips on how to survive academics here at Norwich University. So first off, be proactive, instead of procrastinating, get the work done before its due, because then you get what I call a ‘work cushion”. Meaning if you are ahead of your academic work and studies, and an unforeseen circumstance comes into play, that situation won’t throw you off because you will have been prepared for it. Second, don’t bite off more than you can chew, don’t take so many courses or participate in too many extracurricular activities that you start a juggling act only to drop a ball later on. Be realistic in knowing that you are human, we all have limits, know yours, so you can push them, and yet still respect them. Third and finally, try try try, college is a second chance, you leave high school as a senior and start college as a freshmen, its a fresh start quite literally (sorry bad joke). Yet while this may sound frightening in terms of trying to find some even ground to walk on in regards to academics, it also is a chance to make yourself become the student you always wanted to be. You could have procrastinated and barely made it through high school, but in college you have a chance to start again, a chance to become a better version of yourself, as an individual and a student. So to wrap it up for this week's post here are some parting words, College is a second chance, but Norwich is a once in a lifetime opportunity , don’t disregard it so easily, and don’t give up on it or yourself when it challenges you, and of course have a great day!