You've just graduated high school, and have been accepted at a college or university. You've worked hard, you're savoring your accomplishments and summertime is at hand. You may feel like downshifting into a few lazy months before heading off for your first year of college. It's tempting to spend most of your time hanging out with friends and family. But if you use the next three months wisely, they can make a big difference in getting your undergraduate career off to a stron
Ideally, multiple-choice exams would be random, without patterns of right or wrong answers. However, all tests are written by humans, and human nature makes it impossible for any test to be truly random. Because of this fundamental flaw, William Poundstone, author of "Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody," claims to have found several common patterns in multiple-choice tests, including computer-randomized exams like the SATs.
Looking back on my own freshman year, there are a ton of things I wish I'd known; they would've saved me a lot of anxiety and confusion. So, college freshmen, here are five things you need to know about college before you head here in three months. 1. The things you love about your college are going to change. One of my favorite things to do is read tweets from incoming Wesleyan freshmen. "OMG, the president of Wesleyan wrote a book, he's so cool!" (Cue every current Wesleyan