by Jaly Marquez
Every student has their quirks, but there a few things we all do, for better or worse. Here are a few things we found:
1. Sit in darkness until the teacher turns on the light 🧛♂️
Yes, we are all guilty of looking like a bunch of little vampires before the teacher walks into our 8am class.
2. Assign themselves a seat 🤬
And yes, we all get mad when someone comes in and takes your spot. It’s a college rule, and even the teacher notices when you’re not in the same corner you’ve been in the past 15 weeks… so no its never okay to seat-swap…ever.
3. Look for free food anywhere 🤗
Where there is free pizza there is a student body. If you want a crowd for any campus activity, all you have to do is provide some much-needed free junk, be it food or toiletries; anything free is always a good thing.
4. Complain about money and loans🤦🏽♂️
This one is pretty self-explanatory and all together boring and monotonous, so let’s move on.
5. Say they’ve “read” a book to the professor, and then look up the online summary 🤷🏽♀️
All you SparkNotes, Schmoop, andCliffsNotess fiends know who you are.
6.Wait the first couple weeks to see if they really need the assigned book. Never buy it regardless. 🤫
These required access codes are really changing the game but there hasn’t been one time when I regretted my decision to pass on buying a $180+ textbook “that we can always use later on in life too.”
7.Complain about the dining hall food but never the workers – the workers are awesome. 👎🏾👍🏽
Even if the food is good, it’s bad. No matter how great the dining hall can be, it’s typically just a topic of discussion to always say it’s “bad.” But the staff there are always great, so thanks, guys!
8. Probably never take an 8am class after your freshman year. 😈
I’ve taken many 9:30am classes but I try my hardest to avoid any and all 8ams. This internal need to sleep-in probably leads back to why I never make breakfast.
9. Make an elaborate and productive list for the day and end up taking a 6-hour nap instead. 😴
It’s okay we all need sleep…even if you should’ve done laundry instead.
10. Read the syllabus to check the number – and length- of the assignments (you need to make sure you’ll be able to make it the whole semester).🧐
We all count the first day of classes as a trial run…especially when you can’t find your teacher on RateMyProfessor.
Regardless of our bad habits, we’re still all trying our best to get through mountains of work while balancing a social life and (and work). Hang in there – we’re all right there with you.