As most large state schools go, students can feel a bit overwhelmed by the undergraduate class sizes during their first few semesters at the University of Kentucky. It may be a bit intimidating to be in a class with 200 or more people, and it's very tempting to not attend every lecture if attendance is not taken. Although some teaching assistants are foreign and hard to understand, every school has TAs that are foreign and hard to understand. Those Freshman 101 classes may seem trivial and pesky, but every school has them and Kentucky is no exception. In the end, once you get into the swing of things, you'll be happier that you went to even the largest, most seemingly insignificant class. With a little self-discipline and dedication, students can make it past those enormous first-year classes and onto smaller, more personalized ones.
Getting to know your professors can be a very wise decision to set yourself apart in large introductory classes. It can also be helpful to team up with other students in large classes and form study groups to help everyone keep up with the courseload. Chances are, if you're confused, someone in the group can help clear things up and you can do the same for another student. Not to mention, it is absolutely necessary to know at least a few people in class, just in case you miss the lecture and need to borrow notes or find out what was discussed. The University of Kentucky can seem like a large place until you make friends, and getting to know professors might seem like a task, but it's one well worth the effort. It's all about carving a comfortable place for yourself.