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How many people bring their desktops to college?

#1119darkdenizen92Posted 7/12/2012 9:50:51 PM
From: TheWarhammeronl | #010
I brought mine my freshmen year.

Probably spent more time play games then I did in highschool.

College is pretty much a joke unless you make it hard by taking 15+ credit hours.

College difficulty is extremely subjective though. I've seen kids being crushed at classes I excelled at, as well as the other way around. Regardless of how much I've seen people study...though my school was rated one of the toughest graders on the east coast.
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#12Snuckie7(Topic Creator)Posted 7/12/2012 9:52:13 PM
gigapuddi posted...
Playing video games in college is for losers.


Do you realize what site we are on right now??
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#13twinsfan19Posted 7/12/2012 10:01:12 PM
19darkdenizen92 posted...
From: TheWarhammeronl | #010
I brought mine my freshmen year.

Probably spent more time play games then I did in highschool.

College is pretty much a joke unless you make it hard by taking 15+ credit hours.

College difficulty is extremely subjective though. I've seen kids being crushed at classes I excelled at, as well as the other way around. Regardless of how much I've seen people study...though my school was rated one of the toughest graders on the east coast.


If you're in engineering or the sciences with 16+ credit hrs it certainly isnt easy. Most places you have to take 15+ credit hrs a semester to graduate in 4 years, which you should really try to do anyways.

Video games in college is great, there are a ton of people playing them and its a great way to hang out w/ people (of many various ways of course) presuming you actually get to know them IRL first and find some common ground...like which games you like to play together :D
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#14Snuckie7(Topic Creator)Posted 7/12/2012 10:13:07 PM
I'm 'that guy' who always gets by with minimal studying and work so I'm anticipating to have a lot of free time in college. Guess I can still party to pass the time if I don't bring a desktop.
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#15gigapuddiPosted 7/12/2012 10:23:23 PM(edited)
From: Snuckie7 | Posted: 7/12/2012 11:13:07 PM | #014
I'm 'that guy' who always gets by with minimal studying and work


It's not as easy to pull off in college, unless getting by means Bs or Cs.
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#1619darkdenizen92Posted 7/13/2012 8:16:10 AM
From: gigapuddi | #015
From: Snuckie7 | Posted: 7/12/2012 11:13:07 PM | #014
I'm 'that guy' who always gets by with minimal studying and work


It's not as easy to pull off in college, unless getting by means Bs or Cs.

THIS. SO GODDAMNED MUCH. I graduated 5th in my class and did not EVER open a book to study. I managed to do all my homework before I even got home, HS was a joke. That attitude in college landed me exactly that, B's and C's. Drop the slacker attitude at least for first semester and see how well you do. It'll be way better to find that you're amazing and get A's for working harder than find out that you're not that great and have your GPA tank.
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#17JonWood007Posted 7/13/2012 8:20:14 AM
Laptops seem better for a college environment due to the mobility, although, as others mentioned, you need to be careful others don't steal your stuff.
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#18Snuckie7(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2012 2:20:48 PM
19darkdenizen92 posted...
From: gigapuddi | #015
From: Snuckie7 | Posted: 7/12/2012 11:13:07 PM | #014
I'm 'that guy' who always gets by with minimal studying and work


It's not as easy to pull off in college, unless getting by means Bs or Cs.

THIS. SO GODDAMNED MUCH. I graduated 5th in my class and did not EVER open a book to study. I managed to do all my homework before I even got home, HS was a joke. That attitude in college landed me exactly that, B's and C's. Drop the slacker attitude at least for first semester and see how well you do. It'll be way better to find that you're amazing and get A's for working harder than find out that you're not that great and have your GPA tank.


Oh s***. I probably shouldn't get used to tanking it during (lol)senior year in HS.
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#19TheWarhammeronlPosted 7/13/2012 2:24:27 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
19darkdenizen92 posted...
From: gigapuddi | #015
From: Snuckie7 | Posted: 7/12/2012 11:13:07 PM | #014
I'm 'that guy' who always gets by with minimal studying and work


It's not as easy to pull off in college, unless getting by means Bs or Cs.

THIS. SO GODDAMNED MUCH. I graduated 5th in my class and did not EVER open a book to study. I managed to do all my homework before I even got home, HS was a joke. That attitude in college landed me exactly that, B's and C's. Drop the slacker attitude at least for first semester and see how well you do. It'll be way better to find that you're amazing and get A's for working harder than find out that you're not that great and have your GPA tank.


Oh s***. I probably shouldn't get used to tanking it during (lol)senior year in HS.


On the other hand I am exactly the same way.

I have never had under a B in my entire life.

But I literally never read a chapter out of the textbooks my freshmen year.

Seriously most classes are just pure lucture, if you pay attention you should be fine.

I'm not like super smart or anything, I had a 3.8 in highschool and was no where near top 10 in my class.

Guess it just depends what you are taking.
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#20hitokiri13Posted 7/13/2012 2:55:22 PM
I find it hard why college do this and yet the raise the prices even more. I guess they want your money more than you becoming successful. Anyway I share my knowledge for free after I finish. I hate supporting these overpriced universities.
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