December 3, 2022
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Syllabus Week

It was the Thursday of Syllabus Week, and like most college students, all my roommates were out. I was sitting on the floor of my room doing work and debating making a bowl of grits.

Checking my e-mail, I came across one that started out saying, “Stop worrying so much and go out and join your roommates.  It’s syllabus week – you shouldn’t be anywhere near a computer.”

This was a good point. Syllabus week, notorious for being easy, is one of the best weeks in college. But I, for some reason, was busy, so I stayed in.

Lesson two: even if you think you’re busy, if it’s Syllabus Week, take the night off.

I learned this lesson the hard way. Last year during the first week I don’t even think I went to classes, I was in such a daze of the fact that I could party with out my parents knowing. So this year was my first time really experiencing it. As I sat in my room doing reading for a class, I could hear people screaming down the hall and outside. This one group kept playing Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA,” and making up dances to it.

Hopefully, I’ll be reminded of this lesson next semester, so I can embrace Syllabus Week fully.

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