Dear Flyby: How Do I Pick Spring Classes Right Now?!?

By Tina Chen

Dear Flyby is back with more weekly, professional advice — though this one hit home for us as well. At the end of the day, we’re all winging it. Here’s how we’re handling picking classes in the busiest time of the semester.

Q: How can I pick spring classes and I have a million other things to do???

A: We don’t know either.

I know. I know. It’s an advice column. That is not what you want to hear. However, this situation is so new, has literally never been done (fact-check me here), and is happening at literally the worst time. We’re struggling, but here’s a bit of friendly encouragement.

Get your flu vaccine! You literally cannot register without it. You don’t want to get sick anyway. I hope, dearly, that if you’re reading this, you’ve already gotten it. If you haven’t, call HUHS asap! Or go to CVS! It’s fast and maybe even easier than HUHS.

Do your advising appointment. Don’t procrastinate. Just add it to your calendar and pretend it’s just as important as an interview or class. Your adviser might actually be helpful in course advice and can be a sounding board because you have less time to think and look through every syllabus.

Speaking of looking through syllabi… Do it in lecture! You’re not listening anyway. Instead of shopping, playing sudoku, writing another class’s paper, look at classes! If you already use some lectures as work time or unserious time, you’ll feel productive after. Please don’t fail orgo listening to my advice though. Pay attention in the classes you need to!

Lastly, relax. We have a little over a week left. There’s still an add/drop period at the beginning of the semester. Class is class and school is school. Everything will be fine! You got this.


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