Thursday, August 27, 2009

University 101

Today in University 101 we learned the importance of having a daily panner. Keeping To-do lists, prioritizing, noting important dates, and writing notes-to-self as reminders, etc. are effective strategies for successfully navigating college life. These skills help students avoid disasters that result from poor planning and inefficient time management. Note to self on planner: Do not drink a Bubba Keg of coffee, take blood pressure medicine containing diuretic, then attend a 2 hour lecture. Reminder: Take cough medicine before attending 2 hour lecture. To-Do List: Stop by Walmart- pick up Depends and Halls cough drops. There are physiological reasons why college life is better suited for the 18-22 year old crowd. They can survive on 2 hours of sleep (which usuallly occurs during lectures), subsist on junk food, retain and recall massive amounts of information, and they don't have sagging bladders. We also learned today how to wash our hands while singing our "ABC's" (Swine flu prevention) and that it is very, very, very bad to lie, cheat or steal. That is called having "academic integrity". Can you say academic integrity? It appears that "No Child Left Behind" goes with you to college. The University of South Carolina has been rated as having the best University course in the nation for preparing college students for college life, and I appreciate the fact that they value the importance of mastering certain life skills. I'm just having a hard time with the fact that college kids have to be taught how to be college kids. Back in my day.....oh, never mind.
Finished classes, met Jennifer and Jessica for lunch at the Wagon Wheel. Country fried steak, rice and gravy, macaroni and cheese, fried squash, turnip greens, corn bread, sweet iced tea $6.25. How's that for a stimulus package?

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