When I was in high school, I worked my butt all the way off to maintain straight A’s. As far as I can remember I never got less than an A- overall in a class.
It was a private high school with fairly rigorous standards and my self-imposed striving for perfection was absolutely brutal.
Then I went to college and got a C in my very first English class.
Why? To this day I don’t know, but it was liberating. Because in that moment, perfection was no longer attainable, and with that burden finally gone, I was able to relax a little into the experience, and realize that forever after, literally nobody would care about my GPA.
You learn lots of stuff like that once you actually get to college. Stuff like this:
12. Coffee is more important than anything else
And it will always make you late.
Yesterday a girl walked into class with an iced coffee and my prof told her she couldn’t have it so she just walked out and never came back and I can’t stop thinking about it
— Rachel Walters (@rachelhelenw) January 31, 2019
11. Group projects are still awful
There will always be only one person in the group who cares. Pray that person is not you.
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
10. It’s mostly self-teaching
The thing you’re really paying for is enforced deadlines to learn things by.
“How do you describe college?”
I’m teaching myself a class that I’m paying for
— Frosty (@Alex_Welch88) October 7, 2018
9. There’s no parking
Campuses that are not in big cities pretend they have city transit for some reason and it makes no sense.
STOP ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO GO TO COLLEGE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PARKING
— Austin Sawyer (@_austinsawyer) August 29, 2017
8. You won’t find anything in your first semester
By year three you’ll discover a room with a pool table you never knew existed.
How do people find their soul mate in the first 2 months of college it took me 4 months just to find the administration building
— Julia (@julliiab) January 21, 2016
7. Nobody cares about your ACT score
Your mom is proud and that’s literally it.
some kid in the library is bragging loudly about how he got a 35 on the ACT well sir I signed up for the ACT but forgot I did and missed the test and we still ended up at the same school how does that make you feel
— s*d (@06fordexplorer) March 3, 2019
6. You will experience post-skip depression
You build yourself up telling yourself it’s fine and in fact good to skip, then the guilt hits.
Y’all ever skip a class and then have the post skip class depression? Like damn I should’ve just went
— Pretty Flαcκo (@FlawlessArmani) November 20, 2018
5. Your standards will change
Because you’ll realize it doesn’t matter a heck of a lot.
My first college test I got a 68 and actually cried in the classroom.
Today I got a 52 on an exam and I took myself out for chicken tenders
— gabbi (@thisbegrm) October 26, 2017
4. You will have a favorite seat
And it will get weird when you can’t nab it.
High school: "assigned seating is so stupid"
College: "why is he sitting in my seat? That's my seat… I sit there everyday"
— College Student (@ColIegeStudent) January 15, 2019
2. It’s a train wreck
Things like this will just happen and there will be no accounting for them.
1. Teachers aren’t supposed to be enemies
Any that present themselves that way are doing it wrong.
Best of luck, students!
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