What to do when you dislike an aspect of your major

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Sometimes, you’ll find that you hate something you have to do for your major that you usually enjoy studying. Whether it’s a class, a specific required schedule or just an assignment in one of those required classes, there’ll be something. If you find yourself stuck with that distasteful aspect, it can be difficult to figure out what to do besides suffering through it. The Clog’s got your back with some handy ways you can cope with the situation!

Try to ignore it

The easiest way to deal with something you don’t like is just to ignore it. Not to say that it’s easy, but try to avoid having anything to do with it as long as possible. Procrastinate on that assignment, or don’t take the class until the last minute. You could even just not attend the lecture, but that’ll probably harm your grade in the long run. Whatever you can do to make it like it doesn’t exist, just do it. That’s the best way to ignore it.

Take classes in other departments

If the classes for your major are getting on your nerves, then branch out and take some classes in different departments. It’ll be a nice change of pace so that when you come back your major requirements, they won’t seem quite as stale and monotonous. This is also a way to procrastinate on taking a specific class you’re dreading. Sample campus’s myriad of courses ranging from studying insects to learning about the stars, and ignore that annoying class you’ll eventually have to deal with.

Put off major requirements until your last semester

Not only can you procrastinate on assignments, but you can procrastinate on major requirements as well! While you might enjoy some of the classes for your major, you might be dreading others possibly due to the grade distribution on Berkeleytime. Simply put off taking the classes you don’t want to until your last semester before you graduate. Sure, it’ll make your last semester hectic and stressful, but hey, at least you don’t have to deal with that stress now.

Change majors

Jokes aside, if you find yourself hating nearly everything about your major, maybe that’s a sign to switch majors. Find something you do enjoy, and pursue that. There’s no reason to lock yourself into something you despise. No amount of procrastination and ignoring it will solve the problem.

Now, you should be equipped to handle all the assignments and classes your major throws at you. Just remember, take all advice you get on the internet with a grain of salt.

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