College According To Me Part 1
No matter if it's high school or college, classes are all the same. The teacher talks and you're expected to listen and take notes. All notes will be on the test. As well as your book material. As well as the five different PowerPoints. As well as the notes given to your counterpart class. As well as anything else you can possibly think of. It will all be on the test which you've been given two weeks to study for…4 classes...between 4 and 8 hours listening to the teacher…and of course not enough time to learn all said six chapters. Did I mention all the chapters are at a minimum 75 pages and due next class. From a book 2 inches thick and (if you're lucky) 150 from the used bookstore. And for those of you students who rely on the grade curve, be thankful there are a few teachers who will give you one. As long as the class is full and it looks like you're all paying attention and said teacher is in a good mood. But God forbid someone skips class… That curve is out the window faster then you can say bye passing grade. And this isn't just for that one test, no it's for that test and all the ones previous and to come. So your once safe grade is now dead as a doornail. And when the threat of loosing that curve is thrown on the table, watch how the classroom mysteriously fills up.
Now I must throw in that none of your teachers are perfect, nor are they nice enough to give you an easy test. Therefore any class you may think is an "easy A" (insert laugh here) it's not. You will never have an easy anything anymore. Back to the teacher, if your lucky you will get one you can understand. Their accents not to thick and they are pretty fluent. And if you're über lucky, you may get a teacher who knows what he/she's talking about and not a TA or a grad student who thinks they know everything. And hopefully you'll get a teacher who when they talk won't put you to sleep. Then again the "nails on a chalkboard" voice aren't that much better.
Before I forget…if you're trying to earn money…don't. College is the perpetual life of a broke person. No matter how much you work… the college financial fairy always comes in the night to donate to your poverty by taking what it wants. If your parents thought you living at home was expensive, wait till you get here. It's not all food and clothes that are expensive…no. The classes and dorms will bankrupt you in a second…before you ever get there! From one student to another…be prepared. And next week we will talk about dorms, food, and the magnificent people you will find here.