1. Don't try so hard to sound smart. You'll only look dumb.
There are students who are always absent, don't do homework, badmouth teachers, and announce their low scores to class. If they used that time doing the work, they wouldn't be complaining.
I was that kind of student before, but I shut up about it. What keeps me going now is there's three years left...
"The most important thing we ever learn at school is the fact that the most important things can't be learned at school," said Haruki Murakami. My head is crammed with quotes.
I read about others' problems and I feel less alone. My problems aren't new, someone else has gone through the same and got over it.
On Plagiarism: I don't see the satisfaction one can get from all the praise and likes when what you wrote isn't yours.
We're taught how to paraphrase, but I notice more students copy-paste and cram their papers with unnecessary words so it could be longer.
KISS (Keep it simple, stupid.)