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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First Week of University

I've been waiting a long time to get here, but now, am I second guessing myself?

Cramming, gotta get that good stuff in
     For those that read some of my recent posts about frosh, you should know that students had a choice to either stay for the frosh events or attend classes. I asked around (espeically asking senior students) whether or not to stay at frosh or just skip the first day of lectures. All the answers I got were on either side, but I guess since I'm paying over seven grand for school versus fifty bucks for frosh, I'll attend my lectures instead.

     And I'm glad I made that decision because the first day of classes in university is nothing like high school. But let's start off with the similarities, the professor will take half the class to introduce himself or herself and their respective accomplishments and go through the course outline. Okay, I guess it's nothing different so far, but after introductions we jumped right into the lecture and textbook material and I guess this is where the two diverge. In high school, we would've probably been holding hands and singing kumbaya for an entire week before we start any course material. I guess my blog will soon look like one of my fellow blogger colleagues, DWei's.

"Hold hands and singing kumbaya", a favorite quote from one of my high school teachers

     Now another difference is that in class, you should never run out of things to do (and that one thing is to listen). And that's another difference, there is no "in-class homework", you literally sit in class for 2-3 hours and there is no time allotted in class to do any readings or homework. Another note is that you have to be prepared going to class, that means note taking devices, textbook readings, printouts etc...because no one is going to remind you or bug you about this stuff. Well it's not that I had any trouble in high school with any of this but it's pretty overwhelming when you have to keep track of tutorial dates, readings that need to be done, quizzes, online assessments... And I'm sure the lists goes on, but phew, I'm just in first year.
 
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How was your first week of university or post secondary education? How is it different from high school?

13 comments:

RoyyAvion said...

Glad to see "Hold hands and singing kumbaya" is sticking with you into the postsecondary life :P.

Foxzero said...

well mostly things change but you can still have fun! same as you sing the ppl XD

Alice said...

I can't remember too much about my first week at uni, except people in the nearby buildings staying up night.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

That first picture sums up college life pretty accurately.

DWei said...

Yep. And now watch as your blog suffers because you're busy studying and working on projects to make posts and visit blogs.

We're in for a hell of a ride man. :P

My 2 Pesos said...

Soon I'll have my first week. :D

Kid Shuffle said...

In my second week now, shits getting fun! Although I don't have any class thats longer than 1.5 hours though...2-3 hours would be rough.

Gizmo said...

Here you also have to be prepared for class if you want to have a clue what a teacher is lecturing about, especially in specialized classes like digital electronic and such

Shaw said...

I've been meaning to ask you, how can this blog be a NEET corner when you are at Uni?

Damon said...

haha nice post :D

Bob said...

It's boring and useless.. I'm about done with it after half a week right now. I can't stand having to remember useless stuff for no reason at all.

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Tony Storm said...

i wish i could relate to these :/, im left highschool and im selfemployed, building my own company atm

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