An Open Letter To All The College Students Who Need Some Motivation

An Open Letter To All The College Students Who Need Some Motivation

It's almost the end, pull through!

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With Spring semester coming up, you can almost smell the lack of sweet freedom of no classes. It has been a long and hard semester for all of us and I am here to tell you that the end is near. You get a few weeks free of exams, studying, and sitting through boring lectures. It is almost time for you to spend all your time at home cuddling with your dog in a cozy blanket at home.

But before we think about how nice the short break will be we have to keep our end of semester goals in sight. Finals are arguably the most stressful part of the semester.

You have to review all the things you learned in one class, and are expected to remember it. It's tough but not impossible. You've got to break out your notes from earlier in the semester and really structure out time to study for each specific final.

Once the finals are over, if you want to be super on-the-ball, you could even email your professor and ask if there is anything you could do for extra credit.

The end of a course load also means preparing for a new one. This is one of my favorite parts of college because it gives me the satisfaction of knowing that scheduling for these classes gets me that much closer to graduating. The feeling of being able to check classes off of my list is so calming.

So for all my friends who are preparing for finals or getting the end of semester stuff done, I believe in you and if you truly put your whole heart into it then you will do great. We all have to stick together in this crucial time, so grab a study partner and kick the end of this semester's ass!!

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Every Time I See A College Tour Group Walk By I Just Want to Scream 'It's a TRAAAPP!'

The tour guide is good - they're just a liar.
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It's officially that time of year - anywhere you walk on campus, there's bound to be a gaggle of parents and befuddled high school students winding their way through building after building. In front of them stands an overenthusiastic tour guide, spouting off statistics about the school so fast they'll make your head spin.

Unfortunately, what the tour guide says doesn't exactly line up with what goes on at the school. Oh, the things we students wish we could shout out to the parents as they pass by.

1. "You'll get sick of the dining!"

It may look like there's something new to eat every single day, but by the end of the semester, you'll be sick of everything except the things closest at home.

2. "I'm only here for the free t-shirts!"

Seriously.

3. "IT'S A TRAP!"

Seriously, part two. You get two of three things: a social life, sleep, or good grades. Whoever said you could have all three is lying.

4. "Welcome to the real world, suckers!"

It's got confrontation, taking care of yourself, and formal emails. (Which, of course, your professor will respond with 'k thnx bai' sent from their iPhone.)

5. "Say goodbye to sleep!"

There are three types of people on campus: tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and people with energy drinks running through their veins.

6. "THE MODEL DORM IS A LIE!"

Check all of your housing options before you move in. The dorm they're showing you might be the worst housing area on campus.

7. "THE FINANCIAL AID IS A LIE!"

You're getting squat. Free tuition? Try the tune of $13k a year. Or more. Depending.

8. "The library is NOT the best study place."

Depending on your major, there are several places for you to study that aren't the library.

9. "The health center sucks!"

True fact: word through the grapevine is that someone once got antibiotics for a sprained ankle.You may as well sell that leg on the black market to cover the costs.

10. "Believe the roommate horror stories!"

All random roommates are horrible unless proven otherwise. (But be wary of everyone.)

11. "SI (student instructor) sessions are useless."

You will learn nothing . Chances are you'll end up correcting the instructor.

12. "The freshman fifteen is optional."

Some people don't gain it at all, and some people really gain it. It's up to you.

13. "You'll need a car!!"

If, for some reason you can't pay for the overpriced parking pass, find a friend who can.

14. "Hookup culture is real!"

But it's not for everyone. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean you have to.

15. "Campus jobs are a myth!"

Campus job? What's a campus job? Do you have work-study? No? No job for you. Have you tried the local coffee shop?

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