geekycuttlefish

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In high school they told us: Every class you miss drops you a full letter grade in college courses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In high school they told me: There is no excuse for an absence. NONE.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • In high school they told me: Your advisor is just for academia, not personal problems.
  • 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.
  • In high school they told me: Don't argue. You think this is bad, wait til college.
  • 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.
geekycuttlefish

hertzwhale:

pamela-jane:

I know its a little early but

Jingle Bell Rock w/ my mom

i hate being that person who comments on posts but i just want u all to know that i watch this video all the fucking time every year once it hits september bc nothing gets me more pumped for christmas than this person rocking out w/ their mom while their mom windexes a countertop

geekycuttlefish
perchancetodance:

i’m so sorry i just need to organize my reference tag so warning for long post and organization system that only makes sense to me
writing
names, dead languages, ancient cultures
99 ways to beat writers block
remember to deal with criticism
advice for writers vid
character bios
eye colors
writing prompt generators
naming things
character flaws
things to research
types of crying
rare words
injuries
format manuscript
can’t find the right word?
stop procrastinating
best apps for writers
online whiteboard
possible fanfic aus
(kind of) synonyms for said
character development worksheet
words
more words
even more words
writing resource masterpost
british vs. american english
surnames masterpost
character development chart
emotions vocabulary
things i’d put under writing references but aren’t actually specifically for writing
monsters
simple noble ranking thing
traditional japanese outfits
palm reading
palm reading 2
guns
ships (like ones on the sea not otps)
holding knives
knife blades
different kinds of knives
use for a plastic knife
fictional world generator
deterioration of the human body
movies/shows
movies for the nights you can’t sleep masterpost
version of romeo and juliet that sounds hella rad
pushing daisies
2013 movies
movie night masterpost
british tv
food
mug cookie tutorial
pastry folding 101
tomato basil pasta
mug recipes
fruit roll ups
desserts
kawaii holiday cookies
citrus gingerbread tree cookies
gingerbread stars
cookies
candy meth
apple pie in apple
pretty cakes
chocolate
pumpkin spice everything dear lord
pimp that snack
grilled banana nutella sandwich
cute food things
the science of chocolate chip cookies 
cute raspberry chocolate thing
beauty
how to cover up tattoos
game of thrones hairdos
beauty tips
homemade conditioners
diys
sugar scrub
makeup tips masterpost
spoons
face lighting? idk
burned paper nails
diy crayola lipstick
christmas tree nails
kool aid lip stain
eyeliner styles
more eyeliner style things
dry nail polish fast
health
hiv morning after pill (WARNING: HIGH RISK read this link)
exercise like a superhero
period cramps
tone the lower stomach
free condoms
for sore throats
ginger tea cider
college/education/school
college survival masterpost
survive finals
college life hacks
reminder
educational websites
mit college courses
music
the best of whatever artist
british bands
arctic monkeys downloads
find new bands
make good music better
sounds
soundrown
art
shoulders
perspective
noses
paint tool sai
mouths
lots of tutorials
lips
get rid of art block
drawing lips with the help of beans
perspective thing in photoshop
adobe creative suite
typography
combining fonts
typography masterpost
fonts
more fonts
even more fonts
sewing/clothes
skirt sewing tutorials
shoe names infographic
visual coat glossary
taking measurements
visual skirt glossary
dress necklines (other guides in caption)
8 foot giant squid
diy draped vest
bra fitting
men’s suit fit with bonus tom hiddleston
make your own dress form
clothing life hacks
fix pilling
languages
swear in lots of languages
learn to read korean
why english is dumb
language of the fan
military sign language
cuss in french
nice words
communication
line (skype on steroids)
synaptop
personality things
myers briggs personality and characters
aura color
lots of personality tests
important things
how to find your dog
alternatives to leaving dogs at the pound
worst case scenarios masterpost
keys in the hand
for when you’re sad
break out of zip tie handcuffs
what to do when stopped by police
bleeding and don’t have a band aid?
vital strike points
how to tell if someone’s lying
how to tape hands for a fight
just click this
survive the apocalypse
being an adult
becoming an adult cheat sheet
balancing a checkbook
getting an apartment
buy the things
free shipping omg
eyeshadow with funny names
general diy
calm bottle/glitter jar
pretty lace windows
flower crown
cool knots
bracelet
gifts in a jar
tumblr/computer things
hella lot of backgrounds
hd space wallpapers
themes
more themes
snow code
tumblr keyboard shortcuts
deactivated theme
airplane window textures
emergency dashboard
gif tutorials
save audio posts
anon hate
idk just things
how to disappear online
body language and interrogation
cheap things to do in nyc
why people slip on ice
book about aliens invading earth and being fought off by wildlife
filipino legends/stories/etc
make yourself do the things and form good habits
different kinds of islamic head garments
fantasy/historical clothing
how the uk flag works
how to walk like a queen
logic flaws
life hacks
arts and crafts blogs
fruit charger??
helpful websites
jar won’t open life hack
find people you’ve met once
video and photo editor things
banana wins all the awards
useless websites
time wasters
life hacks again
read minds
things to remember
uncapitalize caps lock things
masterposts by other people
icanttellyoubutiknowitsmine 2014 masterpost
blacklistecl’s bad days masterpost
some tips
a masterpost of all the things
im5-official 2014 resource masterpost
abercrombier’s 2014 help post
random websites thing
things for when you’re sad
more things for when you’re sad
cute games
cute games again
again very sorry for the hella long post but maybe this’ll be useful to some of you

perchancetodance:

i’m so sorry i just need to organize my reference tag so warning for long post and organization system that only makes sense to me

writing

things i’d put under writing references but aren’t actually specifically for writing

movies/shows

food

beauty

health

college/education/school

music

sounds

art

typography

sewing/clothes

languages

communication

personality things

important things

being an adult

buy the things

general diy

tumblr/computer things

idk just things

masterposts by other people

again very sorry for the hella long post but maybe this’ll be useful to some of you

geekycuttlefish

killer-squirtle:

join-the-moriparty:

sexytimesonfire:

leonardo-dicaprisun:

al4skan:

im actually laughing so hard at this

tHE GUY WITH THE CAMERA HAS THE PUREST CANADIAN ACCENT I’VE EVER HEARD OMFG

Canadians are weird

is that big girls dont cry playing in the background

As a Canadian, I can verify this

geekycuttlefish

zing-noir:

thisismyplacetobe:

A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.

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