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I had to post this hilarious list from you don’t learn these things in class Quarters are like gold.Flip-flops become as important as soap, and shampoo. 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. You begin to nap again. The book your professor wrote is always required for his class. E-mail becomes your second language. Frat parties are exactly like they are in the movies. Ten-page papers used to sound impossible, now they’re a Godsend. You never realized so many people are smarter than you. You never realized so many people are dumber than you. Professors are like celebrities: you see them, but they never see you. Related:  College Ideas

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. 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. 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. No one is going to make sure you get a home-cooked meal so you don't order out every day. Discipline is key to making sure that you stay on track to graduate and keep up a healthy lifestyle. Research Outside of Class Learn to use a Computer You WILL fail Try Something New Every Day

8 Things You Need to Know Before Setting Foot on a College Campus 1. 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. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Almost Done: Final Thoughts I realize I still have a lot more to learn.

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. Lucky for you, we've whittled it down to 31 things... It's All About the Money 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Don't Always Do Things By the Book 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Life Around Campus 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Last But Not Least 29. 30. 31. >> Now that you know all about college, get started on choosing a college by filling out the free request form above. 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. 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. Develop Your Own Style By working with and learning from others who are as dedicated to their field of study as you are, you can count on taking bits and pieces from those you encounter. Teaching Others Lifelong Learning

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. 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. 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. If you were in a smaller high school or maybe in a smaller town, chances are there wasn’t much of an opportunity to find geeks who were like you. I can promise you, in college, you’re going to find out that you’re not the weirdest person in the room, not by a long shot.