If I could go back and give my high school self one piece of advice, it would be: your college will not care that much about your GPA. If I could go back and give my college self one piece of advice it would be: literally nobody from here on out will ever care about your GPA ever even a little bit so stop worrying about it so much.
Of course, I studied the arts. That magna cum laude I managed to pull off might have actually meant something to future employers if I was trying to be a lawyer or a doctor or something, I don’t know. The point is, college is a confusing time and priorities therein are pretty hard to get straight. But we’ve got these funny tweets about it, so that’s nice.
10. Magical thinking
Anything is more fun when you make it part of a franchise.
Desperately trying to trick myself into doing some work pic.twitter.com/NylXLm8hgm
— Hen (@CaptainCaplin) April 23, 2016
9. No self-control
If you don’t make me, I don’t think I can make it.
whoever has my voodoo doll please make it study
— Blair (@blairdaddio) April 24, 2018
8. Email Etiquette 101
Are they even reading our papers?
Every professor's "email etiquette": please kneel and bow your head, wait for the Herald to announce your email Subject, please provide plentiful Offerings to show your loyalty
Me: *follows etiquette*
Prof: Thamks — sent from iPad
— Nihal ? (@coralbeef_) September 7, 2018
7. “B” for “Broken Brain
6. Think tank
A burden shared is tripled, apparently.
Welcome to college. Where every single person is smarter than you except for the 3 people in your group project.
— Casey Wright ?? (@WrightToLife) October 11, 2018
Dammit, libraries have been free this whole time, haven’t they?
“How do you describe college?”
I’m teaching myself a class that I’m paying for
— Frosty (@Alex_Welch88) October 7, 2018
4. Time management
When you feel guilty for not studying, but stiĺl don't study pic.twitter.com/GHn7EMAgvV
— Carpe (@ZalaPapi) April 20, 2020
3. Quit stalling
This is what they mean when they encourage you to “tour the facilities.”
the thing they don't tell you about college is how important it is to find the newest cleanest bathroom to poop in
— Bris Angel (@Cryptoterra) September 8, 2014
2. Serious education
Walk it, talk it.
HS teachers: college is NOT a joke
a real college exam question i just had:
“which doesn’t belong?”
— T (@umtatiana) April 8, 2019
1. My own worst enemy
Nobody told you freedom would taste like sweet, sweet failure.
*Alarm goes off*
Me: just sleep 10 more mins
Me: how about 30 more mins
Me: just skip the class
Me: just drop out pic.twitter.com/FszB11lEny
— nathan zed (@NathanZed) November 15, 2016
Personally, I’m really happy to be looking back on these experiences and chuckling from my safe distance of 5+ years since being a college kid. For those going through it, best of luck.
What’s been the weirdest thing to you about college?
Tell us in the comments.