10 High-Key Annoying Things Pretty Much All Of Your Professors Will Say During Syllabus Week

10 High-Key Annoying Things Pretty Much All Of Your Professors Will Say During Syllabus Week

"Say your name, your year and something interesting about yourself."

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If you are lucky to have the "syllabus week," that is beloved by so many students, then you know it is mostly pointless and incredibly repetitive. What better way to start off the semester, right? For most students, it's a painless week of just showing up to your first classes and having the professor read off a piece of paper of what their course is going to be like. It is very boring for the most part, but there is usually little to no work involved for the student.

Now, as a senior at Louisiana State University, I have had my fair share of these weeks and I can confidently say: they are all the exact same. So here is a short run down of what to expect if you have never encountered a syllabus week before, or if you have shared the same experiences.

1. "Go around the room and introduce yourself to the class."

Yes, even students at 18-21 years old are forced to undergo the middle-school way of going around the room and saying their name and a "fun fact" about themselves. After age 17 this should be considered as a form of torture.

2. "If that is a problem, then don't take my class."

It's basically a universal threat used by all professors.

3. "I once had a student who..."

Professors always use a past story as an example of usually what not to do in their class. And it's always some weird story that makes you question if they are making it up or not.

4. "You will be given only X amount of unexcused absences. USE THEM WISELY!"

It's because they know that most of us will most likely not "use them wisely."

5. "If you don't show up to class, you WILL NOT pass."

This infamous line is usually used by the teachers who don't have mandatory attendance.

6. "That's just the school's policy, not mine."

They usually say this like their Pontius Pilate or some other person known for not wanting to take the blame.

7. "DO NOT EMAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS THAT THE SYLLABUS CAN ANSWER."

Professors are ruthless about this. So if you ever have a question, I highly advise that you thoroughly read through the syllabus to see if it can answer any questions you have before emailing your professor.

8. "I do not want to see your phone or laptop out during my class unless I say so."

If you're lucky your professor will be cool with having laptops out for taking notes. I was not so lucky.

9. "If you ask me to reschedule your final, you better be dying."

Make sure you are 100,000% free on your exam days, especially for your final exam. Most professors show no mercy when it comes to missing exams.

10. "If you are late to my class then you are not welcome in my class."

Only the really cut-throat professors live by this, but if you are one of the unlucky individuals who have this type of professor you better make sure you do everything in your power to get to that class. If I had a dollar for every time I've shamelessly sprinted through the parking lot to get to class on time, I'd be able to pay for my tuition AND have groceries.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49 (one pack), $14.99 (two pack)

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

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6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

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7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

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8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

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9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

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10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

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11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

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You Don't Need Your Life Figured Out By The First Day of College

I once was a college freshman who thought I was behind in college even before the first day. I didn't know what I wanted to do and that scared me.

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I once was a college freshman who thought I was behind in college even before the first day. I didn't know what I wanted to do and that scared me. I had created this idea in my head, because I still was unsure of what I was interested in and wanted to study, that I needed to catch up as soon as I could. I hated saying "I'm not sure yet" when people would ask me what I wanted to study before I even left for college. Looking back on all of last year and seeing where my head is at nearing the end of my first semester of sophomore year, I wish I could go back and tell myself to relax because you will figure it out.

You don't have to know what you want to do right away. Yes, some people will know right away, but for others, it will take more time. It's about waiting for the moment when you sit in a class or learn a concept that clicks, and makes you want to learn more. Some people have had a passion that they know they want to continue into college, but others will learn it along the way of their years in college. It could happen in an instant, or it could take an accumulation of moments for you to find the area that you want to continue to learn more about. You're going to school to learn about something you could be doing for the rest of your life, so don't worry if it takes some exploring to figure it out. You'll get to take some pretty cool classes and learn some pretty cool things along the way.

I felt the same way. I had an idea of what I wanted to do but didn't know how I could get there. It wasn't immediate for me, it took a few advising meetings, conversations with mentors, and lots of soul-searching. In one of my classes this year, I finally had my moment. I was sitting in a huge lecture hall learning about a certain concept and at that moment, I knew this is what I want to do. It wasn't easy getting to that moment, and I still don't have a perfectly laid out plan, but I've learned that that's perfectly okay. The past year and a half have been filled with ups and downs, self-doubt, and a whole lot of exploration. But now, for the first time really ever, I'm excited about the classes I get to take in the future and everything I will be able to learn.

Especially freshman, but really anyone still looking for their passion in life, don't try and wish it into existence. It will happen and you will find your thing. Then you can start all the planning and move forward, but don't be discouraged until it comes. Trial and error is a good thing because you are able to learn so much about your self. Take classes that interest you even in the slightest, listen to what people tell you your good at. You don't have to know what you want to do on the first day of college, let this be a time where you can explore and figure it out on your own time.

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