What I learned from CollegeThursday, July 24, 2014
Use all opportunities
Over my course, we were given quite a few opportunities to use different materials and try different things out. Obviously using equipment will more than likely cost something to use/do it but please do! I think back over my time and I'm so glad that I tried to make the most of everything that we were given. I definitely feel that my work and my understanding has development more than what it would be if I hadn't used certain things.
This past year, I have definitely made more connections with people. This point kind of relates to people from the other classes and other industry folk. With the big wide interworld out there, there's no excuse not to speak to people who are or have done similar courses to you. They can give you advice or a fresh perspective on your course and can be valuable contacts for the future.
I know a lot of people who, throughout school and then into College and probably University will do the least amount of work they have to do to in order to pass. But in the big mad world if you go the extra mile you will gain from it. Throughout projects go the extra mile. If you're doing some sort of creative project, add more to that project than what is just outlined. If you're doing an essay don't just use the first sources, everybody will use them, dig a little deeper and try and add something that other people may have not touched on.
Make the most of your time
Again while you're at College or University it is important to actually use your time wisely. As I said in the last point there is always people who just do enough to pass. While you're schedule in for College actually go in, you never know what may happen and what you might miss if you don't. It's amazing how much work you can get done if you can sit down in your designated 'working' spot when the classroom or studio is quiet as nobody else is there. I had so many experiences of not being able to concentrate as classmates were making loads of noise!
What are some of the best tips you've learned throughout your course?