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Advantages of an Academic Life. While some individuals are content attending college for a bachelor’s degree, it takes a great degree of dedication to continue one’s studies through to the doctoral level. While life in academia isn’t for everyone, there are some distinct advantages to spending one’s life in the university environment. What follows is a brief list of these advantages. Spend Time with Like-Minded Individuals If you decide to spend your life dedicated to study, you will certainly meet others who share your passion for learning, research, and sharing this information with others. Spending many months and years learning about the minutiae of specific subject matter and conveying this to other academics takes a particular type of person, so it is good to share time and space with people who have a shared passion for this type of lifestyle.

Discourse In no other place will you find people who are qualified or concerned to the same degree with which to discuss the intricacies of specific subject matter. 31 Things You Need To Know About College. When it comes to getting in and succeeding at college, there's a lot you need to know.

31 Things You Need To Know About College

Lucky for you, we've whittled it down to 31 things... It's All About the Money 1. Student loan interest rates are set every July 1st, but your college's financial aid office usually gets the scoop a few weeks earlier. Place a call in June and find out what the rate will be for you. 8 Things You Need to Know Before Setting Foot on a College Campus. 1.

8 Things You Need to Know Before Setting Foot on a College Campus

Domestication While attending an institution of higher learning (a.k.a. college) these past four semesters, I have learned many things. First off, I can do my own laundry. This is a talent I never possessed, nor was it a task I was forced to perform until I got here. Quarters were once regarded as insignificant measures of money; now I find myself searching high and low, under beds, and in pockets to find loose change in order to wash a load of laundry. Additionally, I have accomplished and mastered the art of washing dishes, vacuuming, dusting, taking out the trash, and making my bed. 2. 3. Here is what I've learned: It's surprisingly easy to lock yourself out of your room when taking a shower. Don't leave your towels, shampoo, conditioner, or soap unattended -- people are not as honest as we perceive them to be. Wear shower shoes. The cleaning lady will see you naked at least once a semester. 7 Things You Should Know Before Going Off to College.

Once your enter college, you will quickly realize that mother is no longer there to take care of your every need so you can play Guitar Hero in your bedroom.

7 Things You Should Know Before Going Off to College

That's not to say that you can't play Guitar Hero in your dorm room, it's just that as a college student, you must realize that now is the time for you to transition into adulthood. Growing pains, they call it. Here are some skills and concepts you must understand in order to maintain a normal and healthy life all throughout college (it wouldn't hurt to realize these things in high school rather than 2 years into your college education). Time Management When college starts, no one has time. Self Control This is the big one. What happens is first year college students will disappear to their rooms, never see the light of day, skip class, and play video games or surf the web for countless amounts of hours before they finally realize that finals are coming up and they know nothing. Research Outside of Class. Geek Girl's Guide to Surviving College. It’s getting to be that time of year again, when thousands and thousands of starry-eyed sprockets launch their college careers.

Geek Girl's Guide to Surviving College

Hopefully, they’re eager and excited, but, likely, there’s also some fear there, even if they are starting out in a new school not too far from where they attended high school. While I wouldn’t say that college was the best years of my life (because I would hate to think that the best years of my life are already behind me), my experience was pretty good. It got better once I figured a few things out for myself. Maybe, just maybe, writing this column will save a few of that new crop of sprockets a little bit of time and worry. If ever there was a time in your life to channel all of that science-fiction space-exploration or epic fantasy quest media you’ve spent all that time stuffing into your brain, this is it.

THINGS YOU LEARN IN COLLEGE « The Career Closet. I had to post this hilarious list from www.funny2.com/collegeBut you don’t learn these things in class Quarters are like gold.Flip-flops become as important as soap, and shampoo.

THINGS YOU LEARN IN COLLEGE « The Career Closet

Asleep by 2:30 AM is an early night. New additions to the food groups: Mountain Dew, Doritos, Ben & Jerry’s, Ho-Hos and Oreos. Make sure your alarm clock has back-up batteries. Duct tape heals all wounds. Showers become less important. Sleep becomes more important. 10 minutes is more than enough time to get ready for your first class.

Going to the mailbox was never an ego-booster (or ego-breaker) before.