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Offline sgore

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So what is college like?
« on: July 24, 2009, 03:53:24 pm »
Seeing as how I'll be attending sometime soon, I was curious what I should expect from college.

Will my undergraduate years different greatly from my under-undergraduate years?
Do the experiences of Justin Long and Drake Bell in various motion pictures speak to the experience? Or the show Greek? Or Undeclared?
Will I have to write 600 page term papers?
Will falling in love be a thing of passion, mystery and intrigue?
Have things been somewhat exaggerated?

I look forward to your responses and or lack thereof.
Also, feel free to post your Majors/Minors

I'm going to be Majoring in English, Double Minoring in Theater and Journalism

P.S. High school graduation was fun, got to speak in front of 400 something people. If anyone's interested I can post the link.


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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 03:56:29 pm »
That kind of depends on which country your from, as college doesn't tend to be "american-college" throughout the world

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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 03:59:06 pm »
It really isn't all that different. The best way I can describe it is that you can walk over to your friend's place in your underwear and eating a sandwich and there's really nothing wrong with that. I guess for some people it is an amazing change (if their parents clamped down on them a lot) but for the most part it's just school and you have to take care of your own place. There's so much support staff at a college that you really aren't "on your own" or anything.

The biggest changes will be socially; people will act like themselves all the time seeing as they never have to go home to Mom and Dad. Probably the most important advice I would give you is that you need to do the work. Drink or try your drugs or whatever it is that you feel like you should do; but always keep your GPA at the top of your priority list. If you treat college like one big party, the party ends as soon as you leave. Do everything in moderation and get your diploma and the party will last as long as you want it to.

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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 04:02:33 pm »
College was a walk in the park. Especially the last year, I think i was in school 1 hour 4 days a week. ^^

It's a bit different here in Sweden, so don't get your hopes up :)
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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 04:04:16 pm »
You're 19 and past college?

you Swedish people have EVERYTHING upside down :P

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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 04:05:08 pm »
There's a quote that people say...

"There's a time and a place for everything and that place is college."

And my Step Dad told me this one...

"Don't **** up, half of that's our money."

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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 04:08:10 pm »
You're 19 and past college?

you Swedish people have EVERYTHING upside down :P

jupp, about to start the university in the end of August to be precise. ^^
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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 04:16:05 pm »
"Society has rules and the first rule is: You go to college. You wanna have a happy and successful life, you go to college. If you wanna be somebody, you go to college. If you wanna fit in, you go to college."

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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009, 04:18:43 pm »
Don't do drugs. There's always the small chance that stuff could go wrong because, you know, it's illegal in most places. Maybe I'm just opposed to breaking the law in most situations, especially when it comes to drugs, but I think it's just a bad idea.

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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009, 04:20:05 pm »
Drugs are bad, M'kay?

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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009, 04:22:08 pm »
You're 19 and past college?

jupp, about to start the university in the end of August to be precise. ^^

Oh... looks like we hit the college/university speech barrier; it's an honest mistake and for future reference, it should be clarified that Sgore is talking about University (or that place you go after about 12 or 13 years or "regular" school).

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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2009, 04:32:25 pm »
hm.. I guess.

We have something called "Gymnasium" that starts after 9 years of obligatory school. You're about 15-16 years old at that point, anyways "Gymnasium" lasts for 3 years. You don't have to do it but if you wanna get a job you're adviced to. So it serves the same purpose as college, more or less. After that you can either continue your studies on the university or start working ^^

That should explain the swedish school system a little.
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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2009, 06:27:51 pm »
I'll assume you're talking about American college...

I've only been to my current college for one year, but it's basically like High-school with many times more freedom and teachers that don't suck (for the most part).

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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2009, 06:36:28 pm »
Oh, university. Yeah, do that.

The number one rule to remember is do not act like an American frat boy.


Unless you're American and more importantly in America.
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Re: So what is college like?
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2009, 06:53:31 pm »
Unless you're American and more importantly in America.

And even in that case, please don't.