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The ABC's Of College

College can be stressful; let me break it down for you.

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The ABC's Of College
Anna Hecht

College can be stressful but it can also be a lot of fun at the same time.

Let me break it down for you:

A is for admission

After writing letters, applying for schools, and going on college visits, you have finally been admitted into the college of your dreams.

B is for broke

You may only be able to afford something off of the dollar menu at McDonald's, but somehow you'll manage to scrap up enough money for a fabulous Spring Break vacation.

C is for classes

Whether you go to classes or not, this is the purpose of going to college.

D is for dorm rooms

Although not glamorous, living in a dorm room is quite the experience.

E is for eating

You eat when you're hungry, when you're bored, when you are stressed...

F is for finals

It's almost that time of year where the library becomes packed, everyone is tense, and even your professors are ready for a break between semesters.

G is for girls nights

Saturdays are for the boys, but only so that the girls can have a night in together.

H is for homework

Piles and piles of homework.

I is for internships

Internships are great for many students to gain experience.

J is for junk food

Pizza, cookies, chips, energy drinks, and fried everything.

K is for knowledge

Classes can be more than just memorizing a textbook. The information you learn should help you prepare for your future career.

L is for the library

You are either the type of student that can always be found in the library, or you might the type that needs to ask directions on how to get there.

M is for mom and dad

When was the last time I called home?

N is for napping

Can you go a full day without taking a nap?

O is for open minds

Expect college to be the place where you hear college professors openly expressing their politics, students protesting on campus, and you may find yourself shifting some of your beliefs.

P is for partying and pizza

In that exact order.

Q is for quiet hours

For 10pm is evidently not the time to blast trap music.

R is for roommates

You might be best friends with your roommate, or you might end up hating each other. Either way, you'll have a great story to tell about them.

S is for sporting events

There are little things better than standing in the student section, cheering on your school's football, hockey, or basketball team.

T is for time management

There is not a better time to practice and learn time management skills than in college. Trying to juggle homework, going to classes, a social life, a part time job, and a sleep schedule is not an easy task.

U is for undecided

Being undecided is better than being on the path to the wrong major.

V is for the small daily victories

Like getting out of bed on time, eating breakfast, doing your homework before the day it's due...

W is for waiting

Waiting for class to start, waiting for class to be done, waiting for everything.

X is for exams

When you procrastinate studying.

Y is for young

You're too young to buy alcohol, but you're old enough to have student loans and the choice to decide what you want to do with the rest of your life.

Z is for Zzz

Whether you're the type of person that takes three naps a day and still manages to get a full eight hours of sleep every night, or the type that seems to always be up until four in the morning, sleep is an important and necessary part of college.

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