Tip from Sydney: Choose Classes You Love

Sydney Karnovsky

Hey guys!  My name is Sydney Karnovsky and I am a rising senior concentrating in human developmental and regenerative ability at Harvard. Other than biology, I’ve studied two years of Chinese and am planning to complete a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. I am a member of the varsity sailing team, so I can often be found out on the Charles River when I’m not in class. I’ve loved being a tutor for HSA Tutoring as well!

Over the course of the last three years at Harvard, one of the most important things that I’ve learned is how important it is to pursue what you love. It’s easy to get caught up in the talk of trying to boost your resume, and choose activities and classes that are solely meant to prepare you for the workforce. However, thinking about how certain activities will look in the future is not a good way to go about forming a schedule, particularly when it comes to classes.  When choosing classes and extracurriculars to commit to, focusing on what you love not only makes the time you will spend doing the activity more enjoyable, but it makes the results much more satisfying. It’s rewarding to get good grades and find success outside of the classroom, and this is much more likely to come if you want to commit time to what you are doing. If you choose classes you love, you’ll have no trouble committing the necessary amount of time to succeed.

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