How To Survive Engineering : Edition II

This is a continuation of our earlier topic – on how to survive in engineering against all odds. Engineering can be divine or brutal – depending on which type of student you are. Some of you have enrolled in engineering because you genuinely have a passion for engineering – how the machines work etc. Some of you are here because your parents/peers/family expectations .


Whatever the cause may be,  moot point is that you have ended up at engineering college Рand what you will accomplish later in life, depends much on how you utilize your opportunities at your college. Engineering is a fairly gruelling subject that depending on your natural aptitude and regimen Рwill yield commensurate scores.


Generally though, engineering is a pretty scoring subject. If you put an effort, then you will be scoring good marks. We will be sharing a few tips as to how you can sail through college – make it through college easily – and score good marks, without having to sacrifice yourself.


Try To Function Without A Calculator : Engineering is a part of STEM degrees. In fact – the E stands for the word Engineering. So undoubtedly – a lot of maths will be involved – and you need to brush up your math theories. Not doing so will lead to you struggling taking notes at class as well as projects where you will be dealing with advanced maths.


Find The Right Friends : If you want to succeed at college – then finding right friends and associates will go a long way. Choose friends wisely – generally it’s better to choose those who are good, regular students – who can help you out if you are struggling with a project, with whom you can revise , and who can motivate you when you are feeling lazy. ¬†Stay away from unmotivated people in general – they can be fun to hang out with, but will drag your performance down – as lack of motivation can be contagious.


Skim Through The Material Before Class : Please skim through the given material before coming to class. You don’t have to know everything by heart – but going through the prescribed topic which will be covered in class the following day, will give you an idea of the concepts, what you can expect from the class. This way you won’t be in complete loss when the class begins and will be able to follow your professor more clearly.


L for Lab : As an engineering student you will be doing quite a few lab projects – so get familiar with lab equipment at times. Also try and strike up a cordial relationship with the lab assistant. They will be the one that will help you with lab projects.


C for Club : A good way to build up your profile whilst in college is to join in good clubs – like drama clubs, film clubs, debate societies etc. This will help you have fun in a constructive way, and also develope your profile nicely.
T for Tech Fest : Participate in tech fests as much as possible. Tech fests will be a good way to showcase your innovations. Any awards you fetch will also add to your CV.

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