How Do You Deal With Stressful Courses In University

My name is Ife, but my colleagues call me Infinite Ife. Am a creative Art student of University of Lagos. 

In my department, we have 3 unit, which are; Theatre Art, Visual Art and Music. Though they say if one have not gotten to other person father's farm is only when you will say your own father's farm is the biggest. But I can bet you the courses in my department are the most stressful in Universities. As my colleagues usually says " Stress419 (Stress as course code) is a compulsory course in creative Art department.

We are always found doing one assignment, projects, rehearsal or the other. Even weekends are not left out. Our assignments and project are always practical, still yet 3 to 4 lectures can give us assignments each in a week.  Infact sometime I feel like running away to nowhere, sounds ironical right? Yes I have nowhere to run to, cause I love my course (Visual Art) so much. 

My question is, for those offering other course in your various institutions. Is your course so stressful too? Or this applies to just creative Art students only? 

Share your experience.

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  • My dear Ehn na so we see am here too o. my course is economics, the whole school knows economics used to read too much, OK first day of school we have started having lectures while other courses are still freshing  up eco departments  has already had lectures back to back for one week. 8am to 6pm. Assignments, presentations etc. When others are having fun or holidays or programs you'll see economicd students having lectures. But it's good o,  keeps us on our toes and we currently had the most numbers of first class graduating students. Jacking paid off

    - Chidinma Maduka - 2019-09-25 18:40:23 Quote

  • It is actually peculiar to other courses too,  my course (linguistics and Nigerian languages ) is a die hard course which I sometimes thought of quit but man has no choice than to continue giving effort till man graduates 

    - Omidele Abdul Gafar - 2019-09-25 19:05:02 Quote

  • I have been in this shoe before, back in the days of unilorin sociology department. What I used to do is that, I read the lecturer note as many times as possible. I listen in class attentively for cues on how he wants his question answered then I go into the exam hall with lots of prayer and confidence.

    - Ridwan Salaudeen - 2019-09-25 20:41:41 Quote

  • In every field of study you are there is always  this very  tough course that tends to give headache once been remembered. I also have that kind of course  in my department but I normally scale through being that I keep reading the  course with no mercy. 

    - Okwute Chinecherem - 2019-09-25 20:50:05 Quote

  • This issue this person disscused here is a general issue and every universities and departments has their own problems too, likewise in my department too there's this course I failed twice the course lecturer is the most popular lecturer in my department, he would conduct class and test every weekend still we fail it not until I finally say I'm going to pass this devilish course and I did... 

    - Ayanfeoluwa Adeniyi - 2019-09-25 21:20:18 Quote

  • Trust me every student in high institution pass through stressful courses in the university. But the best way is too read and study hard and everything will be simple at the end

    - Ayobami Faruq - 2019-09-25 21:24:54 Quote

  • I am currently doing my HND programme in Accountancy at Laspotech. I am currently in HND 2. We have tough courses than other business departments in the school but don't let that weigh you down. Strive hard. You will surely get there.

    - Sunday Achiever - 2019-09-25 21:50:49 Quote

  • If you want to see stress come to English department where you have 20 or more text to read in a semester and other assignments to do. Not to forget about some difficult poems you have to read and understand and analyse everything. 

    - Idi Grace - 2019-09-25 21:59:55 Quote

  • Those days in school if am finding any course difficult sometimes I don't need to copy all the note I just need (AOC)we call it area of concentration.and I need to be attentive in class.and try to be effective in class because attendance also carries mark no

    - Anthony Onyekachi - 2019-09-25 22:05:10 Quote

  • I am about to go into the university to do medicine and surgery ,l am not and I have never been a good fan of mathematics that is one of subject that gives me stress with what you just said I am afraid

    - Rutherford Edidiong Etinwa - 2019-09-25 22:07:04 Quote

  • Like seriously, every student have to face one tough course in his/her department that one is certain, and their is no way you can overcome this only for u to sit tight when you are having the course. You need to be persistent in it. If you have the passion of knowing it then you go extra length in doing that. 

    - IFEOLUWA OREWALE - 2019-09-26 01:43:58 Quote

  • just like you said that if you have not gotten to another person's fathers farm you will always say that your fathers farm is the biggest, this is the same issues here, in fact university is stressful no wonder people say is school us scam maybe because of the stress the find in their various departments So my dear all departments have their own stress some even more than yours

    - Ekerete John - 2019-09-26 04:04:04 Quote

  • Estate management as a course has been uneasy for me....... Why? 

    Because am very poor in calculation,  and my core course based on calculation of which it unit is (2) 4unit and 3unit and I offered 9 courses 

    My brother it isn't easy oooo

    - Mabayoje Gideon - 2019-09-26 12:39:42 Quote

  • From experience the most effective way I’ve used in overcoming hectic and really difficult courses is to allocate more study time to them. If I’m to read generally for 3/4 hours, I could use a larger portion of my time for that course, let’s say 90mins. And I meet people who have a better understanding of the course to explain parts I don’t understand or sometimes use the internet. 

    - Omosivwe Jonathan - 2019-09-26 14:01:04 Quote

  • Mmh talk about chemistry very stressful schrondinger equation and the rest my dear. Chemistry is the 3rd hardest course over the world is very frustrating derivation, mechanism and the rest my dear am short of word God we help us. It is interesting but stressful. 

    - Ifebuche Gladys - 2019-09-26 20:04:30 Quote

  • Some departments have stressful courses and at the same time some dont, do I guess yours is among the ones that have stressfilled courses, you just have to manage properly to excel

    - Aladetan Justina - 2019-09-26 20:12:07 Quote

  • Some departments have stressful courses and at the same time some dont, do I guess yours is among the ones that have stressfilled courses, you just have to manage properly to excel

    - Aladetan Justina - 2019-09-26 20:12:07 Quote

  • that's why you are advice to go for courses that you have passion for because if stress like this comes your passion will save you...but you just need to be you have your time of study and rest...besides all read no play make jack a dole boy 

    - Musa Ahmad - 2019-09-26 20:22:00 Quote

  • Quantum Chemistry, Statistical Thermodynamics and Physical Chemistry in general is very hard and difficult for me as a CHEMISTRY student. Too much of calculations and derivations of which I am not very good at. They only way I deal with it is daily practice and craming where I can't comprehend 

    - Trisma Ezekiel Yaki - 2019-09-27 06:25:43 Quote

  • There are many of these non-enjoyable, boring, non-cohesive, difficult courses. The best approach to being successful is not to try to understand the course. It is to undertand the mind of the examiner. Know his/her expectations on the couse especially towards exams. Once you pass the course nobody will come to find out if you really know it or not.

    - Oluwaseyi Oyedokun - 2019-09-29 09:14:13 Quote

  • I don't really think that there is not a course in Nigeria that is not stressful. Every course has its own stress attached to it. Be it medicine, law, music, engineering. Everybody will say that his or her course is the most stressful than the other courses. 

    - Okafor Chigaemezu Ifeanyi - 2019-09-29 09:54:11 Quote

  • Without causing commotion here I wonder how visual art student thinks their department is most stressful in the university. Come to think of it, what do you want we the engineering students to say,we calculate each day than calculator itself, solve problems like no tomorrow, make researches and still attend classes,8-6 almost everyday. Anyways, the beginning of the write up was if you never get to another person's father's farm, you will think your Father's is the biggest. Coping with all these courses is just by discipline, determination, and time management.

    - Arowomole Samuel - 2019-09-29 14:30:42 Quote

  • I personally think there is no easy course of study,it mostly has to do with you passion,love and dedication to studying that particular course.If you love what you are studying it may be stressful but I promise you wouldn't find it hard

    - Mohammed Ibrahim - 2019-09-29 20:16:24 Quote

  • I am a final year student studying Mechanical and Production Engineering at ATBU Bauchi. 

    If I use the word ''stress', it'll only depreciate the true meaning of what we are facing here. Studying Engineering is this institution is like applying for a ticket to heaven, we are in soup, hell. Lecturers make courses so stressful and derive joy in failing students.

    Generally, students in each department in every institutions have their own areas of difficulties in some courses but believe me, no course is hard except the lecturer caused it.

    - Isaac Anyama - 2019-10-01 13:41:39 Quote

  • That is the way it is in every institution (I assumed) I leave my hostel by 5:30 - 6:00am lastest for lecture that starts at 7:00am because immediately it's 7:00am the lecturer will lock the door till he finishes and before he leaves, he will give us 2/3 class works which he will expect us to submit by 12noon of the same day knowing fully well that the next lecturer will enter immediately he leaves and the next lecturer won't agree to use doing another course excercise  during his period and we dare not leave that class work unattended  to before  the stipulated time.. or else we are playing with marks.

    - Odeyale Oluwafemi - 2019-10-02 20:35:07 Quote

  • There are some courses that are even more than this art course especially that I'm studying Medicine. There are usually no holidays for us, we stay in school when other students are home enjoying life

    - Gbolahan Adebayo - 2019-10-03 02:16:01 Quote

  • It's everywhere. When i got  to university that's wjwn i got to know that no course is simple. To crown it also some courses can be so so frustrating. Tests upon tests. No spacing between the lecture period. Back to back class. School is a scam

    - Ajala Blessing - 2019-10-03 03:56:36 Quote

  • All courses in Nigeria are very stressful, it's how you deal with it that matters. Have a personal time table and go to the library more often to read ahead on the courses. Don't over stress yourself 

    - Ibrahim Olatunde - 2019-10-03 19:52:21 Quote

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