Is college that bad?
Also, are the classes hard? I am taking pretty basic classes my first semester, CIS, a liberal arts math, Speech, Drama…a few more. I am actually a pretty smart person, but I am worried that I will get a work overload. What are the odds that I am swamped with work my first semester?
Dorm life can be interesting and a valuable experience. There is nothing wrong with staying at home if the college is not far. It costs less, and you can still develop a nice social life with students you meet in your classes. You may try living at home during your first year, then take a dorm later. Alternatively, you could try dorm life in your first year, and later move back to mom if you think that is preferable. Don’t be afraid of new experiences in your life. College can be some of the most wonderful time in your life that you will always remember.
And don’t be a yes man, shoot from your gut.
I praised the High School take on At The Zoo and he asked me if I saw the first preformace where they switched roles, I didn’t but I thought that was fantastic idea.
The play I was assigned to see, Tartuff, at Cal Arts directed by some great Austrilian expert on Molier. I thought it stunk and when I got to class everyone was talking about and giving rave reviews EXCEPT me and when the instructor arrived he, too, thought it stunk!
This is college, you’re suppose to live, sleep,eat and breath it.
Computer students are suppose to live in the computer room.
Theater student live at the theater.
Whenever I’d go some place, such as to the NY Ballet Theater show at the Greek, I’d see one of my instructors there.
English one also had an assignment the first day, to write both a subjective and objective one pager on the same topic.
And you’re reading text books as well. You can easily read 50,000 words a week and write 10,000 words.
Your History or Polysci teacher might have to write a report on something with 7-15 references in style format (Chicago or similar)
For History of TV and Cinema we had to do a project to get better than a C.
One guy did the History of Wide Screen as a Zap Comic Book. Another (who was a grip at the studios) interviewed Rudy Vallie. Another brought in a film he had, and old TV show kinescope.
We had to pay lab fees in that class on top of tuition and books, because he screened films. We saw Kane, Sierra Mardre, Bicycle Theif, La Strada and a few others.
As for the emotional attachment to momma, it will stretch but not break especially if you are that near and can get home for a “fix” every now and then.
With your work load its easy to get overwhelmed, so have a little fun but don’t get sidetracked.
Also if your teachers know you play a sport; some of them will be a little nicer when they grade (it’s a cheap trick, but very helpful)
It’s my second year in college and I love it.
nope… i’m thankful… i went to school and made it…
thankful for having wonderful families that supported me!
breeding is more important than money!
Nothing comes easy… but you’ll get there and never ever give up!
Great for maturing to live on campus and away from your parents.
Then they figure out which is the stuff that can’t wait.
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