College Life Without A Computer
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College Life Without A Computer

What it's like to go without a computer.

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College Life Without A Computer
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Hello readers! It has been awhile since I have written an article. The reason? I haven’t had a computer! I know, I know, poor excuse, but hear me out; not having a working computer as a college student and writer is awful.

First off, I couldn’t submit any of my online homework assignments for my various classes. I would then have to explain that to my professors, who never seemed to really believe me, and then I would have to stay late on campus to redo and resubmit my assignments. Worse than that? Walking back to my car in the dark that’s located in a sketchy looking parking deck.

Is it really that bad to not have a computer? I thought about what other students experience without access to internet or a computer at home. Being a college student, you have access to free computer labs, but the downside is, they aren’t open 24hrs. That means, if you have a last-minute paper due and you just got off work at 1A.M. you are screwed. This forces students to stay longer on campus and they must prioritize their time.

The good side of this dilemma? It gives students a more school-oriented mind frame since they must focus on being in the computer labs rather than procrastinating their assignments to do at home. It also gives students more time to be face-to-face with other students instead of spending their free time on their laptops.

So what’s the bottom line? It sucks not having your own laptop. You’re forced to change your schedule to fit with the campus lab times but you’re no longer doing your assignments last minute. Remember, it’s not the end of the world if you don’t have a computer.

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