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How did you survive college?

  1. Dwight Phoenix profile image79
    Dwight Phoenixposted 2 years ago

    How did you survive college?

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    Stargrrlposted 2 years ago

    I took out a humongous loan...and mom and dad payed the rest smile  I just lived my life.  I made friends, went out, and did my work, paid attention in classes, and told myself that this was all just temporary.

    1. Dwight Phoenix profile image79
      Dwight Phoenixposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds pretty close to my story.....only I hope the tale doesn't end with them paying for it.

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      Stargrrlposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What do you mean?  Who paying for what?  My parents?  No, I paid some of it.

    3. MonkeyShine75 profile image76
      MonkeyShine75posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My dad is retired Air Force, and the military is paying for our education (mine, my brother's, and sister's)

    4. Dwight Phoenix profile image79
      Dwight Phoenixposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      that's cool.......I don't know maybe it's because I'm from Jamaica, but I've always thought of the army or police force as a last option for a career. Thumbs up to your dad he's an every day hero.

  3. JNelli profile image60
    JNelliposted 2 years ago

    Find yourself some good friends, and some good hobbies. Maybe pick up a sport, go to the gym, or even play video games. Any bit of enjoyment you can find will make the tough times that much more bearable. College is no joke and should certainly be taken seriously, but don't forget to enjoy yourself.

    1. Dwight Phoenix profile image79
      Dwight Phoenixposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very true......I also liked the part about video games

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 2 years ago

    One day at a time. I thoroughly enjoyed college, but there is no question it was a struggle. Particularly when I had to take three semesters of a foreign language (which I've mostly forgotten at this point). Just make sure to take at least one class that is a 'fun' class, something you're really interested in. It will give you something to look forward to. Plus, always carve out some time in the day for non-college activities. It may seem like writing that paper is more important, but you aren't going to do it any good if you're exhausted and over-stressed.

    1. Dwight Phoenix profile image79
      Dwight Phoenixposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Cool, sounds like words of wisdom. But don't you think that most colleges are different and hence has different hurdles. For eg. Where I feel  UTech falls down is that you can only have one true club because they are all on the same day and time.

    2. M. T. Dremer profile image94
      M. T. Dremerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, each college will have its own unique stresses. For example, mine was built on an open plain and had frequent flooding problems.

  5. MonkeyShine75 profile image76
    MonkeyShine75posted 2 years ago

    I thought college was going to be like high school, but it's not. I live on campus, and I'm having a lot of fun. Next year I'll be getting an appartment with my twin sister, who goes to school here too. I'm sure when we move we'll have even more fun

    1. Dwight Phoenix profile image79
      Dwight Phoenixposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well it's good that you're enjoying your time. Keep up the fun and hard work. Also It's nice knowing that you don't mind your sister staying with you.I hope you'll both enjoy yourselves. And maybe you could make her transition to college more easier

    2. MonkeyShine75 profile image76
      MonkeyShine75posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My twin sister is also helping me in my transition and since dad is paying for our apartment for the next several years, my best friend who is my twin is staying with me and I am staying with her I couldn't see life without her I love her most of all

  6. connorj profile image75
    connorjposted 2 years ago

    Well I have survived college; yet I am still in college. I began my undergraduate education in the 70s and received my Honors bachelor of Science in 1983. I graduated from my graduate school in the early 90s and now in 2015 I am still attending college. I certainly believe college is an excellent environment for me; although, it is somewhat frustrating to see my brats graduate from my college and I am still attending after they have graduated and moved on! Will I still be attending college when my grandsons began college? At the rate I am going I probably will. Some day I will move on from this "Ivory Tower" in the mean-time all I can do is enjoy college life to the fullest...

    1. Dwight Phoenix profile image79
      Dwight Phoenixposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow.....! Well you seem like you have a lot of experience. You should be able to use that wisdom to guide your kids and grand kids through college. Thanks for stopping by.

    2. connorj profile image75
      connorjposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I am a senior professor...

    3. Dwight Phoenix profile image79
      Dwight Phoenixposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh well that explains it........... smile maybe you could then give me some tips of how to win over my lectures so next time they're scrolling through my papers they'll see an A. smile

    4. connorj profile image75
      connorjposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed, what I would do is thoroughly understand the format that your college essays must adhere to. For example we require APA Format. Then I would adhere to that format completely and build your thesis/argument into that format...

 
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