At 12/18/08 04:57 PM, darknessdweller wrote:
Well I'm telling you that everyones experiences in college are different. That's the great thing about college is that you can do what you want to do. So you could get completely different answers from different people.
At college, do you guys have to cook and buy your own meals? Or do you have a cafeteria with meals in them where you can eat anytime you don't have class?
Whatever you want. You can buy stuff and cook it yourself, go out to eat, eat at the cafeteria on campus, etc..
The cafeteria usually has certain times that it's open, but you can go during any of those times throughout the day. Where I'm at I can only eat at the cafeteria 14 times a week, which is usually twice a day unless I skip a day or get extremely hungry during a day and I need to mix the meals up a little bit. For me it's all you can eat and you pay for it before the year starts.
And are the dorm rooms small and drafty? Do they have windows, bunk beds, or closets?
Depends really. I had a room last year that was big enough to room 5 people. There were only 3 other people in it along with me. (4 in total) There was a lot of room and we had 2 large windows, two bunk beds, that you could take apart into 4 separate single beds, and we all had our own closet.
In my room this year, it's pretty small. Just enough for two people. We had one bunk bed or two separate beds, two closets, and one window.
What kind of stuff do you mainly learn about?
You learn about mainly what you are going to college for. I'm going to be an Elementary Teacher so I learn about teaching strategies and a lot of things about children.
And are the finals and other tests hard? (tests include the tests to be filled out to get into college)
The tests to get into college? The SAT's? I found them alright. Not really too hard and not really too easy. The tests at college really aren't that bad either. I'm having a hard time finding the difficulty between tests in high school and the ones in college except for perhaps the ones in college are longer. Not really that much harder though. I'm sure that's not true in some people's majors.
Do you guys have free periods, gym class, alot of time between classes, and/or night classes?
No free periods, no gym classes (unless you going to be a gym teacher), and the time between classes is completely up to you. You get to pick what classes you take and you get to create your own schedule. Sometimes it's not the schedule you want, but you get to take what you want when you want. Usually true unless the classes fill up. I have my classes early in the morning and none at night. I know some people have some late at night and none in the morning and then some people even have them in the middle of the day. You can even sometimes set it up so you don't have classes on certain days, but of course that means other days are busier.
That's all I have time to ask for today. Dinner's almost ready.
Alright, anymore questions just ask.