College and Responsibility

How do you get the most out of college?

By Joan Ramirez (NY/NJ Schools)

In grade school, my teachers used to make class rules. Whenever we didn’t follow them, she pointed to the chart. For all the prospective college students in the universe, I have a news flash: The rules stop the minute you start your Freshman year.

Even though my first year of college began with preparatory courses in my last year of high school, I still walked into class with butterflies in my stomach. To make matters worse, my World History professor planned on retiring so he lectured with the speed of a marathon runner. We all took down notes and left the class drained of energy. At the end of my first day of undergraduate classes, I wanted to quit, but it was a sleep away college and many miles from home. My wise Mom said to give it a month and then decide. To my surprise, after the first week I actually enjoyed classes because I focused on the prize—a great job in a profession of my choice. Today’s economy may not be as favorable to graduating students, but the following facts should be taken seriously:

1. Be focused on your goal and talk to everyone you meet about marketable majors. Have a Continue reading “College and Responsibility”

Lee Clogs (U Life)

Who Am I

by Lee Clogs

I am the pen name of people who publish on anonymously.  Although I am many people, hereafter when I say I, I mean we.

Here are the terms that all of us who publish as Lee Clogs on Q4Colleges impose on each other… oops, what I meant to say is:

Here are the terms I impose upon myself:

  • I (the contributor) own the rights to the work I submit before I submit it to be published under my name (Lee Clogs).
  • I (the contributor) grant non-exclusive rights in perpetuity to my (the contributor’s) work.
  • I (the contributor) understand that I (Lee Clogs) won’t bother keeping track of who contributed what to being me (Lee Clogs) so if later I (the contributor) wish to stake a claim to something I (Lee Clogs) has published then I (the contributor) knows I (the contributor) can forgetaboutit – it ain’t going to happen.
  • Since I need not be associated with any university (and must not in order to maintain anonymity) then I will publish all my works tagged with the institution: University of Life (U Life).

PS. Lee Clogs is an anagram of Colleges; but if you’re smart enough to be reading this then I’m sure you’re smart enough to have figured this out already.