The "Perks" of College

There are many so-called "perks" about college that I bet you can't just wait for.

(Seriously, you can't wait.)

Now, don't get me wrong, college is fun. It's hard work but it's fun, and being in my junior year, I thought it was about time that I should share my stories to you, especially some
"perks" along the way.

1. Paying attention in classes

Do as I say, not as I do. Class can be rough, and don't get me wrong, I have found myself screwing around on my laptop in class because I can't keep up with what the teacher is saying. Again, do as I say, not as I do. I have also found myself just making up an excuse to leave class because I didn't want to be there anymore. THESE ARE THINGS YOU DON'T DO. Pay attention, you're paying to be there both physically and mentally,so you should be there both physically and mentally. Yes, class sucks; especially those damn 8 a.m.'s that you keep getting stuck in because that's basically all your major offers. Trust me, I've been there. 8 a.m.'s where coffee can't even help you stay awake. My grades have suffered immensely because I haven't been able to stay focused through classes. Don't be me. Be better than me.

2. Email chains back-and-fourth

Those teachers who cancel class but tell you that they'll be there via email all week if you have any questions? Yeah, bullshit. Teachers will be there on their time, not your time when you need it. Not your time when you're in a time crunch and need to make sure you're doing something right, or if you even supposed to be doing anything at all. Those teachers are just the bee's knees. -_-

3. Parties

If you can't show up to your 8 a.m. alert, don't go and party the night before. Your grade will suffer. Though college parties are super enticing and it's like they're calling your name, don't give in. Seriously.

4. Mornings

Coffee and bacon are the only reason I am able to be awake at 7 a.m., let's be real. Class is the last thing I want to get ready for.

5. Free time? What free time?

You think once you enter college you'll be able to have a social life, a school life, a work, and a relationship? Yeah, good luck trying. I'm engaged and I'm taking 15 credit hours, along with working every day except Sundays. I'm not able to have a social life.

6. Staying on track

You better be really good at remebering when assignments and class projects are due, along with when certain organizations that you are in meet, along with library hours to get homework done, along with when tests are. Basically buy a planner to write everything in and KEEP IT UP TO DATE EVERY SINGLE DAY, or well, hire someone to do it for you. I will let you know that buying a planner is probably a hell of a lot cheaper.

7. Why am I here?

This quetions goes through my head every minute of every day while in class. Just remember: more schooling means more money. More schooling means more donuts.

8. I should just become a stripper

Think you're about to flunk out? Already dreading paying off schools loans once you graduate. Trust me, I'm at that same state of mind too. And yes, becoming a stripper has definitely crossed my mind a few times. But don't do it. I'm not saying strippers are bad, but would you really be okay with people from you school seeing you half naked, or fully naked, dancing a pole for money? What if you ex saw you? What if your current love interest saw you? Yeah, I didn't think you'd want to become a stripper, but I'm sure the though has crossed your mind too.

9. I'm sorry, what did you say?

Literally me saying this at least 1000X a day. I want to give up, but I don't. This is one of the questions that you will have to get used to asking becasue sometimes teachers and students both talk too fast for you to understand, especailly in 8 a.m. classes. (Just don't take 8 a.m. classes. Just because you can do it in high school dosn't mean you can do it in college).

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