10 Lessons From My First Year Of College

By Tiffany Cook


  1. Don’t leave your clothes in the dryer (or washer) for more than two minutes after the time has run out. Your underwear and other various articles will end up on the floor.
  2. Get over the fact that even though you don’t have class until 11 a.m., if your roommate has an 8 a.m. class, you will be awake after her alarm goes off at least four times because she doesn’t want to wake up.
  3. You’ll get used to the fact that you no longer sleep at nighttime. It’s much more convenient to sleep during the day.
  4. You will quickly learn the game of “Education Roulette”: guessing whether or not your teacher will actually collect the three-page paper he or she assigned.
  5. Always inspect cafeteria food before putting it in your mouth. You never know what you might find.
  6. In case your dorm is haunted, always be prepared for paranormal activity. Bring your room key everywhere. Even if you didn’t lock your door, it might mysteriously be locked when you return.
  7. Fashion major or not, stilettos are not practical for a college campus.
  8. Chances are the guy or girl you think is hot is dating or has already dated one or some of the guys or girls on your floor. It is important to scope out the situation first.
  9. Not everyone who looks like a good person to be friends with actually is. You may even get ditched by someone you don’t know (and no longer want to).
  10. Don’t be shocked when your professors drop an F-bomb. They have a Ph.D. and can do whatever they want.

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Tiffany Cook