College Classes - page 2

May 3, 2011

An Open Letter of Gratitude to College Professors

Dear (Good) College Professors, I'm not sure if you know this or not, but this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and today is National Teachers' Day. So I thought I'd start my day off (I know. I'm a late sleeper. That's why you never see me in your 8 a.m. classes) by taking a moment to appreciate you. All of you. For all that you do.

Apr 19, 2011

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started College

Since it's that time of year, the time for choosing colleges (and for some, leaving college) Jezebel has decided to depart some wisdom on all the high school senior hopefuls out here, asking them to really think about what they want out of there college experience, about why they're choosing the schools they're choosing, and the effects those choices will have on their college careers.

Apr 12, 2011

10 Reasons I'd Let My Professor Sit At The Cool Table

You walk into “The Application of Platonic and Hegelian Ethics to Business” (It’s exhausting just saying the name, isn’t it?), an extra credit symposiums, take your seat between the girl who raises her hand every five seconds and the guy who comes to class only to fall asleep, pull out your books and suppress a yawn.

10 SAT Questions That Would Actually Predict College Success

It's SAT season and you know what that means: high school juniors are buckling down and getting ready to take "the most important test of their lives," the test that will determine whether or not they get into college, the test that will supposedly predict how well they will do there. Now, I don't know about you ladies, but as a seasoned college student I have to say I think that is a load of ridiculous.

Mar 31, 2011

7 Worst Excuses for Turning in An Assignment Late

It’s a Friday morning. Your alarm goes off for the tenth time. You look at the clock and realize you’ve hit the snooze button well into the first five minutes of your ever dreaded Friday morning class, which you’re only taking because it was the only thing open when you were finally able to register. You grab your shoes and your books and finally sneak into a seat at the back of the class just in time to hear your professor ask that you send your assignments forward.

Mar 17, 2011

Picking a Major: Focus on Your Passion or a Possible Profession?

Picking a major is one of the most pivotal points of a young adult's life. With so much stress put on it, many begin to do so, though it may not be necessary.

Feb 16, 2011

Feb 1, 2011

Who Deserves the OfficeMax Desk Makeover? VOTE NOW.

Last week we invited people to upload their messiest desk pictures to our Facebook fan page to prove to us why they deserved to win this awesome prize. And even though our desks are filled with old wrappers, crumb-filled keyboards, and coffee stains, you guys managed to out-do us.

Jan 31, 2011

The Weekly Ten: Drop That Class

By now your semester is in full swing. It's early enough that you're still optimistic, but not so early that you're wishing you could still sleep until noon everyday. You’ve unpacked your dorm, caught up with your friends, and even gotten settled into all of your classes. But are you really happy with all of your classes?

Jan 27, 2011

New Year, New You: Creating a Productive Workspace [CONTEST!]

Does this sound familiar? You’re taking 18 credits, involved in extra curriculars, trying to study, accepting social invitations left and right and trying to impress the cute guy in psychology class. You don’t exactly have free time, and well, your desk reflects it.

Nov 28, 2010

Attention Professors: Turn on Your TVs!

Okay, so it’s confession time. I really love the History Channel, and most channels like it. Think Discovery, or National Geographic. During the summer, rather than doing something “normal” like going to the beach, or grilling, you could find me nestled under a blanket sitting on the sofa watching a documentary on who really discovered America.

Nov 13, 2010

Harry Potter Goes to College?

For those die-hard Harry Potter fans out there like me—whose favorite pastime includes arguing over which house their real-life friends would be in— it can seem unfathomable, absolutely preposterous that some people have never read the Harry Potter series.

Nov 8, 2010

The Most Annoying People in Your Class

I've been in a grand total of (roughly) 32 college courses during my college career. I did a little math (quickly on paper because I might as well be math-challenged) and that puts about 960 students in my life, in a small classroom, on a daily basis. That's a lot of a-holes students in a small space.

Nov 1, 2010

Surviving Senior Year: Freshmanisms

Now let me start this off by saying I have nothing against freshman. I volunteer at Orientation every year. I dutifully hand out identification cards and point them in the direction of the cafeteria/registrar/financial aid office. I’ll help them get through Writing 101. I’ll edit their articles. I’ll listen to their incessant chatter in the library with mild amusement. But um…well…actually, it’s probably a little bit more than mild amusement.