17 Things That Happen In Smaller Classes

17 Things That Happen In Smaller Classes

There is something different about being in smaller classes

As a freshman in my first semester of college I have had a wide range of classes - from really big to really small. Currently, my smallest class is 8 people and here are the 17 things so far that I have experienced in my class of 8 that most people in small classes experience as well.

1. First things first… there are a lot of awkward silences (in the beginning).

2. Your professor actually acknowledges you.

3. You will get a lot of attention.

4. You will probably pay a lot more attention since your professor is literally watching for almost every second of the class.

5. But hey you learn more. Yay!

6. Down side: your professor does know whether or not you do your homework.

7. You will actually talk to the people sitting next to you (unlike bigger in classes).

8. So eventually you will learn your classmates’ names pretty quickly.

9. Sometimes you might end up becoming great friends with some of them too.

10. Let's face it - in that class it is going to be to easier to form a study group. I mean the whole class could study together.

11. As the year goes on there is a point you become closer to your professor and learn more about them.

12. Because you know your professor more personally it’s a lot easier to get off topic in class.

13. You learn about your professor’s personal life and have seen at least a photo of their kids or pets.

14. If you are really lucky you end up in a group chat with your professor. Talk about getting help with your homework.

15. You might even be invited to go over to your professor’s house for dinner.

16. There is a special bond in that class.

17. But when the semester ends you will always remember the bond you guys shared.

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15 Signs You're A Full-Time Working Girl, 40 Hours A Week Or More

Forty hours a week really changes you.

Forty hour work weeks, 5 days, 8 hours per day. Full-time jobs require a lot of dedication and consume the majority of your time. I love my full-time internship, honestly. It's a lot of fun and I get to experience what it will be like when I grow up and work at a company. Here are some signs that you work full time.

1. You're always tired

Waking up at 6, being at work by 8 and not leaving until 5 can really make you exhausted. Waking up early kicks off your exhaustion while everything in between 8-5 can make you tired as well so by the end of the workday, you're ready for a nap. Except if you nap, then you won't sleep later and be even more tired the next day. Thank God for coffee.

2. Your body adjusts to waking up early

I don't seem to really sleep in anymore on the weekends. My body thinks I should be up early so I'm now waking up at 7 or 8. But hey I get to lay in bed until whenever I want so I don't mind too much.

3. Weekends become your summer

You try to squeeze your normal summer days into two days. Because they are the only days you have off, so you try to make the best of them.

4. Plan out your outfits

You tend to plan out your outfits every night because if you don't, you will be late to work. You can't just throw on any old shirt and shorts. You got to look good and professional.

5. Don't do anything during the week

You're dead after a day of work, so you dedicate your off time to resting and relaxation. You probably won't make major plans during the week.

6. "Sorry, I have to work."

This phrase is used a lot. If someone tries to plan something during the week: "Sorry, I have to work." Or if there's a late night party: "Sorry, I have to work [the next day]."

7. Love three day weekends

Three day weekends are a blessing from God. But the Friday before is an absolute killer and all you want to do is leave. Or the Monday after is even more worse than a normal Monday.


Fridays have a whole new meaning when you work full-time. You can have a successful day at work and then you're able to party hard because you don't have to work in the morning. They also are the day that people can easily leave early on because hey, it's Friday.

9. Friends on the weekend

You won't see your friends until the weekend most likely. And sometimes you want to see them all at once but it's tough when you have only two free days. So hopefully all your friends are able to hang out together so you can see them all.

10. Have more laundry

I basically wear two outfits a day. My work outfit and my after work outfit. And they both are washed differently so I have to do separate loads. It actually sucks.

11. Super good at keeping track of time

You're always looking at the clock and become very aware of what time it is. It's weird but sometimes helps you get through the day.

12. You're always hungry

I've noticed that I am absolutely starving by the time 11 am rolls around. Then, when I get home, I am starving for dinner. Not sure why or how because I sit at a desk all day and don't have any physical activity but I eat a lot.

13. You're going to be pale

If your full-time job is in the summer, there's no way you'll get your usual tan if you work inside. Tanning is only for the weekends now so soak up the sun.

14. You may spend a little bit more

You're making good money at this job, so why not spend a little extra on some things? But everyone is different, so others may not even change how they spend their money.

15. Hump day has a whole new meaning

Took me from the time I first saw that commerical to when I started my full-time job to realize Wednesday is hump day because you're over the hump of the week.

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Planting Seeds In Life With Purpose

Mean what you say, say what you mean, have a passion in your heart and love like crazy.


The same seeds we plant in life we get to watch grow.

If someone plants a seed they do so with anticipation waiting for the seed to grow to become something greater, something beautiful.

We do the same thing in the lives that we daily. With purpose and a hope that in the future our lives will be something greater than it already is. When things get rough and tears begin to fall down our faces becoming overwhelmed by fears, frustrations, and grief we begin to water those same seeds we plant in our lives. We begin to grow becoming wiser and strong.

We planted seeds in the souls of the people that we love. We say and do things to watch them prosper. We plant a seed, shower them with encouragement when they need it and watch them grow.

Our parents plant seeds in us. From young ages, they do things out of love knowing that they will get to watch us grow from the seeds they have planted in our lives. Seeds of wisdom, love, prosperity, and passion. Sometimes, we may think our way is best but at the end of the day it turns out that they were right and we were wrong. Those are the types of situations we learn the most from and the next time we ask for guidance because our parents have lived longer lives than us. They want what is best for us, so when they give us advice and correct us it's not because of what they want but because they see our wants and needs in life. They have grown up and they want to help us fulfill our wants and needs. They have planted seeds in us, they just want to watch us grow.

We plant seeds in the people that we don't know. In a crowded room, full of people kind words could be the thing someone needed to have a better day. Those are the types of seeds you want to plant. The seeds that give life.

Everything in life should have a purpose. Whether it be in the things that you do or the things that you say. As people grow old they get to turn around to look at the past to see all of the seeds they have planted big or small and admire what those seeds have become. That has to be one of the most pleasing feelings one can feel. The feeling of planting a seed with a purpose.

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McKenzie E. Lanter

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