Articles tagged with College Life

College Majors

College Majors

Dear high school seniors, when you sit in a cubicle for the next 50 years of your life for nine hours a day, what do you want to do? Think about it, and let yourself know in a few years.             The earlier one can declare a major the better. However, it is very important for students not to pigeon-hole themselves into majors before college even starts. Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions students can make, and they need to choose carefully. After all, it very well could be what you do every day for the next 50 years.        &nbs ... Read More About College Majors

Free Online College Lectures

Free Online College Lectures

            This post is being written while listening to Professor Jim Newton’s Communication Studies 187: Journalistic Ethics from the University of California Los Angeles for free.             The lecture is an hour-long video clip from YouTube. The U.S. News and World Report states that many college professors are uploading their lectures to online sites, extending higher education past students and teachers to all people. Their lectures are publicly available to anyone interested.         ... Read More About Free Online College Lectures

Fear Not The Dorm

Fear Not The Dorm

The thought of college elicits no response stronger than that of the dorms, and for incoming college students that response can be a fear of uncertainty.             The inevitable questions will line up with roommates, space, cleanliness, bathrooms and other floor mates. However, in reality, don’t stress yourself out about the dorms. You could be worrying about what could potentially be the best year of your life.             We will have another article dedicated solely to roommates.        &nbs ... Read More About Fear Not The Dorm

College Dining

College Dining

The college dining halls will be one of the biggest differences from your life at home.             However, different does not always live up to its awful connotation. Dining halls are not exactly filled with retired chefs and grandmas who love you, and sometimes the food is not good. However, it is part of the college experience, and it is something you will be able to overlook.             Allergies can be an issue in the dining halls. Essentially, you will not know what is possibly in whatever they may be making; so tell the work ... Read More About College Dining

How To Read A Textbook

How To Read A Textbook

You might be thinking this post is superfluous.  What's so hard about reading a textbook?  Turns out it's more difficult than it looks.  Flip open any math, history, science textbook these days, and you might feel like you've opened up a circus tent.  Tons of colors.  Every other word is bolded, underlined, or italicized.  Almost every page has a callout box.  Pictures are strewn all over the place, sometimes they are even placed in page corners to supposedly "guide" you through the the chapters.  On top of all that, there are special "sections" in each chapter to distract you.  "Come read this real ... Read More About How To Read A Textbook