Who couldn’t relate to it? Freshmen year, the excitement. Come on, we’ve all been there. Regardless of whether you’re residing on your own, with a roommate or in a dormitory – student life starts now!
2. DORM LIFE
Making friends with all kinds of people is only one out of many perks of living in a dorm. Things noone will tell you about are the real benefits you gain, such as maximizing your creativity level when it comes to.. well, everything. Turning the floor into an ironing board, because space is a question of priorities or the dilemma of having used all of your socks and remain with none left to wear to go to the lavatory and wash your other socks. After all, you didn’t choose the dorm life, it chose you. Might as well make the best of it.
See, you know nothing about student life, if you haven’t had pasta three times a day, for seven days in row. Now, while this might sound odd to some, to others it’s known as “the end of the month”. Who would you rather share your meals with than with your lovely roommate? Provided that they haven’t stolen them in the first place.
4. DIFFERENT TYPES OF STUDENTS
“Livin’ la vida broka”? Well, this doesn’t apply to everyone. Throughout your studies, you encounter many different types of students: The discussion-dominating know-it-alls, the unprepared last-minuters, the inattentive stoners, the disrespectful rebels and not to forget, the group of girls showing up to class 10 minutes late, but – of course – with a decaf skinny latte in their right hand. International exchange students, as well, never fail to disappoint. Who doesn’t know that one guy who came to the country with perfect English skills, but answers “Me no English” when pulled over by a cop?
5. GROUP PROJECTS
As simple as that: Forget everything they have taught you before. In university, group work basically means that one person does all the work and the rest take a share of the credit.
Sigh. Lecturers. Incidentally, I would also like to give a shout out to the poor student who gets stuck on the front row and who has to spend a tense hour with the lecturer periodically staring right into his soul.
The action of delaying or postponing something and the first thing to avoid: Procrastination. You’ve had more than 8 hours of sleep, but are still tired? You’ve walked all the way to the library only to go on Facebook and listen to music for 5 hours? Your reaction to the amount of your undone homework is “What movie should I watch?”. You decide it’s the perfect time to do a spring clean – in winter? If you find yourself in at least one these scenarios, then, my dear friend, you are procrastinating!
University will make you do the weirdest things like setting your alarm for a 13 minutes nap. But honestly, alongside energy drinks or other caffeine cravings, it’s the power naps that really get you through running the gauntlet, that is finals week.
In other words, the degree to which something is successful in producing a desired result, like that rare and overwhelming feeling of achievement when reaching the word count before the conclusion. Work smart, not hard. However, the line between a student’s brilliant effectiveness and expert laziness can be thin.
You’ve reached the finish line. Made it. With graduation comes great wisdom, for example the moment you realize, you went to university to get a job to pay for university. Student life ends here, real life starts now. Oh, and there comes the next person asking what you will be doing after graduation 😉