College Seniors vs. Freshmen
Freshmen: Are never in bed past noon.
Seniors: Are never out of bed before noon.
Freshmen: Read the syllabus to find out what classes they can cut.
Seniors: Read the syllabus to find out what classes they need to attend.
Freshmen: Bring a can of soda into a lecture hall.
Seniors: Bring a jumbo hoagie and six-pack of Mtn. Dew into a recitation class.
Freshmen: Call the professor "Professor."
Seniors: Call the professor "Bob."
Freshmen: Would walk ten miles to get to class.
Seniors: Drive to class if it's further than three blocks away.
Freshmen: Memorize the course material to get a good grade.
Seniors: Memorize the professor's habits to get a good grade.
Freshmen: Know a book-full of useless trivia about the university.
Seniors: Know where the next class is. Maybe...
Freshmen: Show up at a morning exam clean, perky, and fed.
Seniors: Show up at a morning exam in sweats with a cap on and a box of pop tarts in hand.
Freshmen: Have to ask where the computer labs are.
Seniors: Have 'own' personal workstation.
Freshmen: Use the campus buses to go everywhere.
Seniors: Use the campus buses to run block while crossing the street.
Freshmen: Worry about the last freshman composition essay.
Seniors: Worry about the last GRE essay.
Freshmen: Line up for an hour to buy his textbooks in the first week.
Seniors: Start to think about buying textbooks in October... maybe.
Freshmen: Look forward to first classes of the year.
Seniors: Look forward to first beer garden of the year.
Freshmen: Proud of A+ on Calculus I midterm.
Seniors: Proud of not quite failing Complex Analysis midterm.
Freshmen: Call his girlfriend back home every other night.
Seniors: Call Domino's every other night.
Freshmen: Appalled at the class size and callousness of profs.
Seniors: Appalled that the campus 'Subway' burned down over the summer.
Freshmen: Conscientiously completes all homework, including optional
Seniors: Offers to 'tutor' conscientious frosh of opposite sex.
Freshmen: Excited about the world of possibilities that awaits, the
unlimited vista of educational opportunities, the chance to expand one's
horizons and really make a contribution to society.
Seniors: Excited about new dryers in laundry room
Freshmen: Take meticulous four-color notes in class.
Seniors: Occasionally stay awake for all of class.