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Fun Facts about Universities You Never Knew

Truths That Are Never Told about University [Infographic] General Misconceptions It may not be the "time of your life," and it's okay Your study years are relatively short, and courses, assignments, and exams will occupy most of them. Major and college requirements take a lot of time, leaving you short breaks and holidays to rest. You will be able to expand your horizons and party, though not as much as you might suspect. 22 Tough choices are everywhere Attending college requires setting your priorities straight- from determining such minor aspects as weekend activities to picking between interesting classes. You'll quickly realize that not every course is worth credit toward your degree and that it's not always possible to balance your studies and personal life. Tough choices will be everywhere, and only you can deal with them. You won't figure out your life by the end of college As a student, you'll have an opportunity to plan your adult life and career path. Yet, it's more challenging than it may seem. Even graduating from college, you may be unsure what to do regarding your occupation. However, you'll still have time to find what you want or need. Don't worry too much about your future while in college – enjoy the freedom that you have. Did you know that.... It is estimated that there are 94 secret societies in 48 US universities. Though, how many of such clubs aren't counted at all? Living Independently Your achievements depend on your friend-group It's worth looking for students with similar academic goals as yours. Being in a friend-group, you'll be involved in various activities that are common for these people. If they prefer partying, you're bound to spend weekends like that. If they strive to reach academic and professional success, you'll be encouraged to study. A best-friend as a roommate can be a horrible idea Have you tried to live with anyone other than your relatives? If not, you may not be aware of how it can test your relationship with the person. Consider whether your friend is easy to reside with, ask them questions about their habits and routine, Remember that you can always find another roommate online, saving your relationships. Bills and groceries are real and expensive Living on your own, you'll have to pay for such essentials as food and utility bills. It can be a new experience that you should be ready to face. No matter whether you reside in a dorm or rent an apartment, you'll deal with monthly payments, which tend to be quite expensive. What's more, grocery runs will become a part of your routine. Alone Time Is a Gift During your first weeks in college, you may feel lonely and isolated. Yet as soon as you establish friendly relationships with your neighbors and other students, you may find yourself more social than at home. You can lack privacy and calm due to your roommates or a friend-group. Alone time can become a rare occasion. Study Process o Some textbooks aren't really required There is a fine line between "recommended" and "required" that professors can ignore or forget to draw. You may buy several expensive textbooks only to use one of them. Always check Facebook groups or ask former students about required reading not to get something you don't need. Besides, numerous textbooks are available online, or you can buy a used copy for a more affordable price. ... No one likes checking assignments Your professors struggle with inventing new tasks and grading your homework. This item should comfort you every time you're dealing with a particularly tricky assignment. Every 15-pages long essay that you've written, they have to check and assess. And as for exams, they are especially unbearable to create. Asking for help is a necessity College and university courses are generally more challenging than those in school. You may find yourself in need of academic assistance from one of your fellow students or even a professor - don't be afraid to ask! It's a common and useful practice. What's more, there can be a writing center or tutoring services on-campus that are included in your tuition. Group projects are worse than at school If you thought that working in a team was a struggle at school, you clearly haven't tried it in college. Students have plenty of issues and assignments to worry about, and group projects seem like someone else's responsibility. Most of the team members tend to bail or postpone the task, getting ready to work the day before the deadline. Weird Facts from Universities e Kansas State University, USA If you thought that working in a team was a struggle at school, you clearly haven't tried it in college. Students have plenty of issues and assignments to worry about, and group projects seem like someone else's responsibility. Most of the team members tend to bail or postpone the task, getting ready to work the day before the deadline. 1 Oxford University, England In the Clarendon Laboratory, there is a bell. It has been ringing since 1840 and doesn't stop for a second. The insides of the battery, which powers the bell, intrigue researchers, yet they don't dare to get it. For how long will it last? That is the central question and experiment. 2 Royal Roads University, Canada You may have never heard about this university in British Columbia, but you've definitely seen it. The institution resided in The Hastle Castle before filmmakers discovered it. Now you can observe it in different Disney films and in X-Men Movie Series as Xavier School for the Gifted Youngsters. 3 St Andrews University, Scotland Raisin Weekend is the most famous tradition of the 600-yers-old university. It once involved offering a bag of raisins (a luxury for the time) from freshmen to their professors. Now it has become a celebration where students wear flamboyant clothes and participate in a shaving foam fight. 4 Harvard University, USA Do you know who is depicted on the John Harvard statue in the university's yard? Well, not John Harvard. Sherman Hoar was a model, though he never participated in founding the institution. Though, John Harvard wasn't a founder as well – only a benefactor. Created by a Ivypanda

Fun Facts about Universities You Never Knew

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This infographic gathered general misconceptions about college, independent living, and the study process.

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