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  • Swimming While Majoring in Biology

     Jhonny updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 4 Posts
  • Japo_Japo

    September 22, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Anna Dickinson, a student at Eastern Virginia Medical School, was a varsity swimmer for the University of Virginia. Before the start of each semester, the biology major looked at her class and swim schedules and planned exactly when she would study, go to class, swim and conduct lab research.

    “I enjoyed working hard and I loved the grind,” she says. “I took pride in learning in the classes, then working hard in the pool and then advancing science in my research lab.”

    Dickinson says she loved the fact that she met with her professors at the beginning of the semester to discuss sport conflicts with classes and exams, because that helped her get to know her professors throughout college. She even took two semesters of organic chemistry over the summer.

    Recognize that you will make mistakes and shift how you approach different challenges,” she advises. “In swim, my coach would tell me to change my stroke, and then I would analyze my mistakes and make small changes to my technique. Similarly, I learned how to balance my time by making mistakes. I did not do well on my first biology exam. I felt terrible, but then I met with my professor to analyze how I could do better to study for my exams. That was when I realized that I had to consistently set aside time daily to study the course material. I would review notes before I went to bed and read lecture materials during my bus ride to meets.”

  • Pernia

    September 24, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    Well it is fine to pursue swimming with profession because both are different fields.

  • FateXD

    September 25, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Apart from this topic I loved swimming. I was unable to pursue it because of my field of Medical.

  • Jhonny

    September 26, 2021 at 4:55 am

    I’ll say again proper time management makes it less difficult.

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