2. "College as explained to me in high school" vs. "College as experienced firsthand"

    1. In high school they told us: There will be no grades in a class except the midterm and the final, so you have to study hard because failing one test means you fail the class.
    2. Once I was in college a professor said: Hey, you guys are working really hard on your third paper, so I'm just going to cancel the final and give everyone a hundred on it.
    3. In high school they told us: In college, class always begins exactly at the scheduled start time. If your class is at 9 AM and you get there at 9:01, the doors will be locked and you'll be out of luck, especially if it's the day of the midterm or final, because then you get a zero.
    4. Once I was in college a professor said: Does anyone mind if I start class at 3:35 instead of 3:30? These elevators are really slow and I want to have time for a cigarette before I teach for 90 minutes.
    5. In high school they told us: Every class you miss drops you a full letter grade in college courses.
    6. Once I was in college almost every professor said: You can miss three classes without a penalty, and a few more if you have a Doctor's note. Sorry to be a hardass, but you automatically fail if you miss more than ten days of class.
    7. In high school they told us: If you do have papers, your professors just lecture and put the assignments on the syllabus. You're completely responsible for remembering the deadlines, they won't remind you. All your professors will do is lecture and the rest is up to you.
    8. Once I was in college a professor said: Okay, so your next paper is in two weeks! I'll keep reminding you in the interim, but I just want to make sure you have enough time to do it! Let's run through the structure I want to see real quick, and if you have any questions, feel free to email me or come to my office hours!
    9. In high school they told us: You have to use MLA formatting and if you make any mistakes in your citations, it'll be considered plagiarism. You'll be expelled and probably sued.
    10. Once I was in college almost every professor said: Please do not use MLA, it is awful, we use either APA or Chicago here because we are not 14 years old.
    11. In high school they told me: There is no excuse for an absence. NONE.
    12. In college I called a professor and said: I'm really, really, really sorry but it's -18 before windchill and I have to walk two miles to get to class.
    13. The professor said: You stay inside and stay safe. Here's what we're reading today. I'll quiz you next week and if you can get a 90% I'll mark you present. I know you live off-campus, do you have food?
    14. In high school they told me: Your advisor is just for academia, not personal problems.
    15. In college my advisor called me: Are you okay? I haven't seen you in class in two weeks and I know you have depression. I can drop off your work if you'd like. Please call me and tell me how you're doing even if you can't get to class.
    16. In high school they told me: Don't argue. You think this is bad, wait til college.
    17. In college all but one of my professors said: You wanna argue, do it in a civil manner. We didn't get here today without 5000 years of healthy debate.
    18. In Addition:
    19. In high school they told me: You need to exceed all of your peers to get your teacher's attention and MAYBE they'll give you a good reference with a network.
    20. Most of my college teachers: Hey, you're fucking funny, I like you, you say intelligent things sometimes, and some dumb shit but you're here to learn and if you need a recommendation, come to me and I'll help out.
    21. High School: Forced the quiet kids to talk
    22. College: You're quiet... give me a good amount of thought in your papers and tests and your participation points will be counted.
    23. High School: Don't ask questions, just listen and do the readings and you'll be fine!
    24. College: ASK QUESTIONS YOU QUIET CRICKETS!!! Seriously, how in the hell am I supposed to know you understand me? I know you all don't get this shit, it's hard so ask questions!
  3. blackalleykat:









    This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

    That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

    This is why we download. 

    Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive. 

    not necessarily art related but as someone who couldn’t afford their textbooks this semester this is a godsend

    REBLOGGING because after a little digging, I found my $200 textbook for free in PDF form.

    friendly reminder that this exists since I know we’re all going back to college soon

    Will reblog every time I see it.

    For everyone about to return to school

    I wish I saw this before spending 500 bucks on textbooks

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  4. zoomwitch:




    holy shit

    look at this

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  5. onlylolgifs:

    Accidentally hurting someone vs. accidentally hurting an animal

  7. did-you-kno:

    This giant carpet in Brussels is actually 750,000 begonias that were displayed in honor of Belgium’s Turkish immigrants. Source


  8. Things I Learned from Harry Potter:


    • Cats can’t read maps or signs
    • There’s no post on Sundays
    • You can’t cancel Quidditch
    • None of the above applies to Minerva McGonagall

    (via mercurylove3)

  9. did-you-kno:

    13 isn’t the only popular unlucky number. In China, the number 4 sounds similar to the Chinese word for “death,” while the number 9 is bad luck in Japan because it sounds like the Japanese word for “torture.” Source

  10. (Source: sadblogr, via mercurylove3)


  12. The Color Thesaurus














    All from Ingrid’s Notes on Wordpress, direct link here.

    (via tylerthemusician)

  13. did-you-kno:

    Inspired by events similar to the recent Michael Brown case in Ferguson, three teen siblings in Georgia are about to release an app that allows users to report incidents of police brutality and rate the offending officers by name.



  14. auntiefee:



    No black person is ugly.

    What about us whites?


    (Source: curvellas, via onlylolgifs)


  15. stoleyogirl:

    I don’t care if this isn’t your blog type, if you don’t reblog this I’m judg-


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