Episode 22: How Dropping Chemistry Changed Everything

      Season 2 - Episode 22
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May 8, 2019

Name: Lauren Whiteley

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Major: Biology with a Forensic Science minor

Are you unsure how to make the academic progress you know you are capable of?  Are the study techniques you brought to college from high school not getting you the results you need?  Listen to Lauren Whitely as she shares the techniques that helped her move forward and change her mind set about her academic experience.

Reason for coming to Baylor:

  • Dr. Pepper Float

Study Strategies:

  • Go straight to the professor and ask your questions
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Study Routine:

  • Read the chapters before class
  • Take notes in class and skim over the notes at the end of the day

Morning Routine:

  • Wake up at the same time every day
  • Get a cup of coffee and check email and canvas
  • Read chapters within breaks

Favorite Study Spots:


Overcoming Challenges:

  • Bad study habits from high school
  • Dropped Chemistry Freshman year
  • Didn’t have a great attitude about studying
  • Learned to study and read the textbooks
  • Have a great mind set

On-campus Involvement:

Time-management Tools:

  • Don’t come home until you finish homework goals for the day
    • No naps, bring textbooks when you leave for the day

Favorite Coffee Order:

  • Chai tea latte with soy milk and a shot of blond espresso

Study Breaks:

  • Check email
  • Chat with friends
  • Get some coffee
  • Change into something comfier

Baylor Resource:

Hopes Beyond Baylor:

  • Take two years off to do research
    • Study for the MCAT for those two years
  • Go to medical school in Texas
    • General surgery or plastic surgery