Challenging first week

School has been a lot harder than I expected. I knew it was going to be hard but I didn’t think it would be this much. Currently I’m taking math 1, english comp 3, and sex: through biology and gendered society. The hardest thing is the workload all the classes give me, all the readings and writings, specially the English class. I’ve never been good at thinking deeply and pulling out supporting evidence and analyzing it correctly so I’m struggling to keep up. Thankfully, I’m a member of PEERS which helps me get tutoring and counseling. Being in this situation makes me think about how I should have applied myself more in high school and how the classes at my school just don’t compare to the ones here, or the ones other people took in high school. The hardest classes at my school now seem to just be regular classes compared to what other people have taken. It’s ok though, I know that I can catch up and even surpass those people if I only truly apply myself. Besides classes, I’ve gotten into an exercise club and the schools’ tennis club. The best thing about them is that I’ve gotten to meet a lot of people with similar interests. Unfortunately I haven’t had much time to participate in the clubs but hopefully I can eventually make time. The only thing that’s bothered me about UCLA so far is the heat. The heat is just horrible! Everyday I end up getting to class with a sweaty back, but besides that I like UCLA; the environment, the people I’ve gotten to meet, and all the resources available. I know it’s gona be a challenging year but I’m going to make it great with the support of my friends, family and organizations like the edfund.