Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dear Freshmen,


Dearest Freshmen,

Congratulations on being accepted into the best university. I'm sure that everyone back home is very, very proud. I totally get why you bought twenty college shirts, four pairs of sweatpants, three plastic water bottles, and an obnoxious back pack, all in school colors.

You must be pretty intelligent to have been accepted. Kudos for that. Please note, however, that everyone else sitting in class with you is smart as well. We all took advanced placement courses, we all scored well on the SATs, and, quite frankly, a lot of us won state championships.

Remember this when you introduce yourself to the student sitting next to you in, say, your economics recitation. You do not need to explain that you took both AP Micro and Macroeconomics. Or that you scored a five on your BC calculus exam. Or that you were the valedictorian. You're in college now. This isn't high school. No one cares that you were inducted into the National Honor Society.

Once class begins, refrain from yelling out the answers. Especially if you are wrong. Raise your hand politely, and wait to be called on. If the teaching assistant asks if anyone has a question, do not ask a question to simply ask a question. For instance, do not ask for the TA to clarify what the professor meant when he said "weighted equally." Weighted equally means that everything is weighted equally!

If you are in a class with upperclassmen, please do not try to be cool and smart and show off. It is downright annoying. Chances are, you Know-It-Alls do not know it all. Pretend for a minute how it would feel if you were in a classroom with younger students who were trying to monopolize the classroom. Exactly.

Have a great year!
-College Prepster

15 comments :

  1. Haha love it! I'm sure all of the upper classmen felt the same way about us as freshman though. Dear freshmen, try not to get drunk M-Fr; this still is an educational facility, not a party zone.

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  2. Carly did you get that comic pic from me? It's been on my door since I moved in!

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  3. Oh I remember the days of the the underclassmen! So funny!

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  4. Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeously beautiful site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes... Happy weekend....

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  5. Haha I love this. As a freshman myself I understand the part about the DON'T introduce yourself as the "I GOT 5's ON ALL THE AP's I TOOK" kid. And I agree whole-heartedly with the first comment. Very fitting post!!

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  6. Everyone has their freshman moments that they cringe about later...as we have all been humbled. You captured many of those predictable ones!

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  7. this is a little harsh.

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  8. Can't wait for your next post which is just fun and not full of your annoyances...you usually have such fun and interesting posts...hope for a new one soon!!!
    Betsy

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  9. Tres cute tote and contents. Xoxo-BLC

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  10. dear college prepster,

    A) if you're going to write a blog please get an INTERESTING life, one that involves something besides haunting the lilly pulitzer store in a pathetic attempt to appear old-money east coast

    B) you just flat out suck, i don't think i've EVER come across someone who is more obnoxious than you, and that's just from stumbling onto your blog for 10 minutes. Kudos for that!! i can't even begin to imagine how fucking unbearable you are in real life, hopefully i'll never have the misfortune to find out.

    have a great year!

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  11. this is such a fabulous comment!

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  12. this is extremely annoying. when you have to point out that you are sophisticated and mature.. it means you are really not.

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