(Taken from 50 things university taught me: year one : http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/50-things-university-taught-me-first-year/#pH8QGDHyKz006FeA.01)
1. You will, without a doubt, hate everything you came to school for, at least once.
2. Your parents were wrong.
4. Your parents were right.
7. All those habits you thought you were going to kick? Nice try.
12. Don’t come to university with the expectation that people are any more mature than they were in high school. They aren’t.
17. Being away from everyone you’ve gone to school with since you were 4 helps you sort out those worth coming home for and those worth forgetting. That is, if you didn’t already know.
30. It’s okay to cry.
38. One of the best papers you’ve written all year will receive a failed grade because you were under the word count and you only talked about Russia. It’s an excellent paper. Deal with the shitty grade.
44. There is something about the applause your professors receive at the end of the semester’s last lecture that will always make you well up with pride.
47. The friendships you suddenly make at the end of the year, standing in line to buy coffee or over piles of exam notes, are more genuine than you give them credit for.