A window inside life at Augustana College

It’s hard to admit it, but they were right!

Before starting college we were all bombarded with advice. Try new things, buy your books online, don’t party too much, etc…

Let’s be honest, we didn’t pay much attention to some of the things we were told becuase we didn’t think they would be true, for example:

Most of your assignments will  be reading…TRUE!

Whenever we would complain about having to read in high school, teachers always said it would only get worse in college, and they were right. My psychology class for example is all reading. We’ve only had a couple actual hand in assignments, but as long as we keep up with the reading we will do find on exams.

You will have a lot of free time…TRUE!

Coming into college I wanted to be involved but I thought I wouldn’t be able to be because I expected to always be busy. Yes, I am busy at times, (particularly Mondays) but I actually have a lot of free time on my hands. Perhaps the hardest part is that I have poor time management skills. I’m done with class everyday by 11:15 and there’s days when I don’t know what to do afterwards! Which means there are plenty of opportunities to take naps. 🙂

Everything is on e-mail…TRUE!

I used to never check my e-mail. Well…that has changed! I now probably check my e-mail (without exaggerating) about 15-20 times a day. I recieve a lot of e-mails, some are from teachers, clubs, or even just to inform me about what is going on on campus.

There is always something going on on campus…TRUE!

There is always some kind of event going on on campus. I don’t know how OSA does it but they along with MPB, the Greeks, and many other groups they work together to always have something for us students to do.

You will meet a lot of people and make great friends…TRUE!

I can remember people telling me, high friends are great but you will most likely, and unfortunately, loose contact with them. In college you will meet a lot of people and make life long friends. And that’s exactly what happened! I still talk to some people from high school, but unfortunately, things are not the same. At multicultural orientation I met a great group of people and I’m proud to call them my friends, we now refer to our group as “The Cave.”

You should take advantage of all the free food…TRUE!

That is exactaly what I did! For the first couple weeks of school there was at least one school organization offering free dinner every night. These were good opportunites to learn about the group, and get some free food. I can’t even remember how many of these I attended, let’s just say that I won’t be buying pizza in a while!

And the list goes on and on!

Although it’s hard to say it…most of the things people said to me before college were correct!

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