With the start of school, I thought you might enjoy the following
list showing the difference between freshmen and seniors:
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.
Freshman: Brings a can of soda into a lecture hall.
Senior: Brings a jumbo hoagie and six-pack of Mountain Dew
into a recitation class.
Freshman: Calls the professor "Professor."
Senior: Calls 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.
Freshman: Roller skates to class.
Senior: Roller skates instead of going to class.
Freshman: Knows a ton of useless trivia about the university.
Senior: Knows where the next class is. Maybe...
Freshman: Shows up at a morning exam clean, perky, and fed.
Senior: Shows 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.
Senior: Has "own" personal workstation.
Freshmen: Worry about the last freshman composition essay.
Seniors: Worry about the last GRE essay.
Freshman: Lines up for an hour to buy his textbooks in the
Senior: Starts to think about buying textbooks in
Freshman: Is proud of his A+ on Calculus I mid-term.
Senior: Is proud of not ~quite~ failing Complex Analysis
Freshman: Calls his girlfriend back home every other night.
Senior: Calls Domino's every other night.
Freshman: Is appalled at the class size and callousness of profs.
Senior: Is appalled that the campus deli closed down.
Freshman: Is excited about the world of possibilities that awaits
him, the unlimited vista of educational
opportunies and the chance to expand
one's horizons and really make a contribution
Senior: Is excited about the new dryers in the laundry room.
Freshman: Takes meticulous four-color notes in class.
Senior: Meticulously quotes professor when
he says something funny in class (when awake
in class and not skating).