The Struggles Of Syllabus Week
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The Struggles Of Syllabus Week

Syllabus Week: the calm before the storm.

The Struggles Of Syllabus Week

Syllabus Week: The calm before the storm. The first week back to classes can be the craziest, most fun and least stressful week of the semester, but it's definitely a unique experience. Here's a list of things you can expect to experience this coming semester.

1. Having to stake your claim on a seat for the semester

Where you sit in some cases can help make or break a class, don't pick a bad spot.

2. Introducing yourself to teachers

This may seem awkward but introducing yourself the first day will definitely leave an impression, especially in bigger classes.

3. Sort of reading the syllabus

We've all done it -- just skimmed the syllabus in hopes that it will magically absorb into our brains.

4. Actually reading the syllabus

We do this when we realize there are important things we need to know, like can we save money on used textbooks or miss any classes?

5. Getting lost looking for a class

Even the most senior student is bound to have trouble finding a class or two whether it's because of an odd room number or finding a new building.

6. When the teacher starts with course material the first class

It's the first day of class and the professor is lecturing already? What happened to easing into things?

7. Resisting all temptation to skip classes and stay in bed

It's hard to get used to your new class schedule, but don't use that as an excuse to skip classes.

8. When your class lets out a half hour early

It's one less half hour of the teacher asking if there are any questions or emphasizing reading the syllabus over and over.

9. Reuniting with your friends (and roommates)

You probably haven't seen each other in a month (unless you used FaceTime) so of course it's going to be exciting!

10. Having to get up early again

The first week of classes is when you feel the need to make first impressions, which means getting up early to pick an outfit or to actually put makeup on.

11. Thinking about how expensive your books are going to be

Even buying used can't always save you from the sadness of the debt from buying textbooks since they're just so expensive!

Don't get too lost, skip too many classes or avoid reading any of your syllabi, and you should be fine. Remember to enjoy syllabus week while it lasts!

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