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The Reality of Being in a Sophomore Year Slump

Sophomore year of college is tough, and can sometimes feel a lot harder than freshman year. The sophomore slump is a wake-up call for college sophomores who start to feel like they’re less comfortable at their school than everyone around them. From transitioning to the classes in your major, to feeling the pressure to have every aspect of your life together, sophomore year can cause some major stress.

Here’s why you might be feeling a bit down this semester.

Nothing is as new and exciting as it was freshman year.

The classes aren’t as easy.


The expectation to have already found your home on campus is real. 

Professors expect you to be able to balance your classes, eating right, working out, participating in clubs and somehow managing to have time for a social life.                            

… and the thought of everything you need to get done makes you want to do this:

Don’t worry too much though, because the sophomore slump has an expiration dat,e and before you know it you’ll be blossoming into the confident upperclassmen that everyone admires.


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Emily is currently a senior attending Connecticut College. She is a Biology and English double major. Her interests include community service, lazy days in bed watching movies and hanging out outdoors with friends. Like her interests, her taste in music and movies is all over the place. She has had an amazing four years here at Conn College so far, and is excited and nervous about being much closer to the REAL WORLD!
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