The days we spend in college are indeed the most memorable days of our lives. After spending years of scheduled life in school, college is the place where we meet freedom, no rule books to be followed, no heavy bags, no uniforms. It’s here you learn to party hard, sneak into the dorms without the guard noticing you, still manage to end up at the bar with your friends when you are broke at the end of the month, submit no assignments yet get the best grades in class. Smiling while reading the list? Well, that’s not the end.
Ever wondered if at all there was a rule book for college, how would it look like? And how would you survive it? Don’t go searching! It’s right here.
1. DON’T WAKE UP 5 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS
This had to be at the top of my list. When school ends, we all presume that there will be no early morning wake up calls again, just to realize that the terror is back again and with no one to nag you to get out of bed early, so you end up waking up 5 minutes before the class starts and walk into the class with puffy red eyes and dishelved hair. For sure you don’t want to give your lecturer a bad impression that you are least interested in class and end up getting less grades. So rather I’d give you a better choice.
SLEEP IN CLASS
Yes, you heard me right. Can’t help but yawn while the lecturer gives some boring speech about how the class should have maintained silence or some other random blah blah blah, just look for a place where the teacher can’t see you easily and doze off to peaceful sleep. Whether it is 5 minutes or fifty, a good sleep in the class can make you feel fresh like never before. Worrying about where to get the pillow from? Oh, well you know the answer yourself. Was that fat Statistics book just bought for studying? Naah! You surely know how to use it as a comforting sleep guide.
2. DON’T GIVE A LOVE LETTER TO YOUR TEACHER
Every time she walks into class, do you feel the love bells tolling in your heart? When she is teaching the class, you can’t help but look into her eyes and imagine you both sitting across the table and eating your favorite pasta! I should tell you my friend that you have a hopeless crush on your faculty. Planning to give her the love letter you wrote for her last night after several failed attempts? Dreamt last night about how she took that letter from you, had tears in her eyes on your expression of love for her and gave you a small peck on the cheeks as a sign of approval? Abort mission right now. Yes, RIGHT NOW. Have you lost it seriously? She is your teacher for heaven’s sake. And don’t start arguing with me on the fact that love knows no age and limits, cause I know it doesn’t. Didn’t you ever dream that she might pull you into the Dean’s office for such an act which might be considered as a heinous crime by the authorities. Feeling heartbroken? Don’t worry, here is a solution for the problem too.
GIVE THAT LETTER TO THE CUTE GIRL WHO SITS BESIDE YOU
Haven’t you ever noticed her blushing when you ask her for a pen? How she slowly tries to sit closer to you and strike a conversation whenever possible? How her friends giggle when you talk to her? Well, I can’t blame you for that, cause you were all heart eyed for that thirty year old faculty. Stop eyeing the lecturer now and turn your attention to the girl all wanton to fall in love with you. Be nice to her, and try and analyze how deep are her feelings for you. Do give her a chance. They say you often meet your soul mate in college, never know she might be yours.
3. DON’T PARTY THE NIGHT BEFORE THE EXAM
Liverpool has won the match and you have won the bet against your friend who said Manchester United will win, so it calls for the treat you both had planned. And cause it’s his chance to treat you why delay the plan for any other day but today. It’s pretty obvious that a drink or two will not really affect your exam tomorrow as you will be back at home by eight. Fooling yourself, are you? I’m pretty much sure you won’t leave your dorm before eight, leave alone the plan of just a little bit of drinking. Don’t go out tonight. Rather dig up your shelves bit and search for the textbook, wipe off the dust on it and turn a few pages at least to see what font the book is written in. Flipping through the book might just help you remember the part of the answer of the third question in the paper tomorrow. So what about the party?
PARTY THE NIGHT AFTER THE EXAM
Yes, this is the safe day. We all know how late night parties are, right? You don’t need to worry even if you get sloshed and are completely out of your senses and find yourself sleeping on a park bench the next morning. It is much better than waking up and realizing you can’t give your exam now. Sometimes being a little serious about studies just helps you see.
So, indeed, college is all about getting your life together. Lots will happen, both good and bad, but never give up. You will make your best memories in here. So go out and relish the days you spend in college!