It's that time in the semester where the novelty of college has worn out. The dining hall has lost it's appeal, you've spent more money on pizza, wings, and chinese than your bank account can support. You're running out of Netflix shows to watch. The workload has gone from easy one chapter outlines, to 3 page papers every day. College isn't easy but these tips and tricks will definitely make your experience a little easier. So let's get into it.
1) Take a drink when a Professor asks a question
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We've all been in those classes where the professor asks a question from the reading that you didn't get to. She scopes out the room looking for people to call on, looking for a victim. For some reason there is an unwritten rule that you can't get called on when you're taking a sip of water, so when the teacher's gaze is coming your way, just pick up your drink and start slurping it down. As an education major, I'm going to enforce this unwritten rule in my class one day, as an ode to my own glory days of avoiding difficult questions.
Whether you're a doe-eyed freshman or a savvy senior the single biggest investment you can make is tupperware. Some dining halls make you pay a fee for a to go box. Now I'm not saying fill your whole tupperware with all the turkey and mashed potatoes, but say you got a long night in the lib, and have some food left on your plate that you're going to throw away anyway, stash it in your tupperware. Bring your tupperware to your meal, put some dining hall food in it, put the tupperware in your bag, and run for the hills.
3) Two plates in one microwave
It's late at night and you want to heat up the leftovers you brought back from your dinner out with your family, your roommate has the same idea, but you only have one microwave. The solution, put one plate or bowl of food in the microwave, then put a mug next to it. Then put the other plate/bowl on top of that mug and you have yourself an easy way to reheat both meals.
We've all put laundry into the washer and forgotten about it. That may have slid for the first few weeks, but be prepared for next time you take longer to get your clothes, don't be shocked if you have some wet clothes sitting on the dirty ground. Pick your clothes up in time, before someone throws some on the ground.
5) Join the Odyssey Online
Everyone likes being heard, how would you like to earn a profit by sharing your opinion. Well join the Odyssey online it's a fun way to replenish your funds, and looks great on resumès as an internship. Most schools have a branch of the Odyssey at their schools, and if not reach out to the company to start your own branch. Whether it be grocery money, or money for extracurricular activities a little income is never a bad thing.