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How To: College Class
Some important items to consider in pursuit of higher knowledge.
Many of us have been in college. This is a how-to guide, of sorts, but not in a “make sure to bring a water bottle!” or “take good notes!” type of way. This is my way, at least, and I’ve made it as far as the best of ‘em. And that’s saying something, because I’m a complete buffoon.
Sit In The Back
This will tie in to a later section, but make sure to stay towards the back. If you want to entertain yourself in the digital age during a blow-off class, you’re going to need to fly under the radar. You don’t want anyone looking over your shoulder at your own personal business. There’s someone sitting behind me right now. Quit looking, fucker!
Tip: believe it or not, every Tom, Dick, and Sally behind you in Mass Comm can see what’s on your laptop. And believe me, they’re looking. People are inherently nosy, they’ve gotta know everything. Maybe you’ll get lucky and end up in a class with mostly football and basketball players who basically are illiterate, anyways.
Avoid A Twitter-Bomb
This has to do with the one above, but if ever there is a risk that something visually nasty will come up on your feed, DO NOT OPEN TWITTER on your laptop in class. I follow a few things that I don’t want the people in my class to see. In fact, let’s take note of them right now. Let it serve as a recommendation.
“with a pencil in hand” on Instagram and Twitter. It’s all erotic art, mostly colored pencil and maybe some ink, and it’s really beautiful. However, this is a viewing experience best kept to yourself instead of the people sitting behind you.
“UK Fetish Archive” on Instagram. This is all cool BDSM and leather fetish stuff, so I really think that if you’re into kink stuff you should check it out. That being said… Big no-no.
Line Up Your Creative Pursuits
A class that you don’ feel like paying attention in is the perfect storm for working on something. I like to write stories during class, but I also do these articles. You could write a poem, write your crush’s name on your jeans, carve their initials and yours in a heart on the desk… draw a picture, write a letter, make a really detailed photo slideshow of your manifestation goals, or think about sex.
Forget CoolMathGames, you’re an adult now. Time to play on real websites that adults play on. Here are some great suggestions.
Who Sampled is a great site to find out where all of your music comes from. You just type in a song or an artist you like, and it’ll show you if there’s any covers, if the song sampled anything, and if someone has sampled the song in something else. It’s cool, it’s how I found out that my favorite Four Tet song is a J-Lo sample or that the Go! Team uses real double dutch chants from a documentary about jump rope in a song.
Of course there’s also the option of Zillow, which has become the bane of my existence when it comes to an apartment hunt in the dreary Pittsburgh neighborhood that I need to reside in. In more certain and comforting times, Zillow is a great place to fantasize about living in that house in rural Wisconsin with the built-in book shelves and loft that’s only three hundred thousand dollars! What a steal. My husband that I don’t have yet and I will cherish this as our family home.