College Life 101

Coming late to class

It happens. We all come late to class (or work) at some point.I can’t even try to remember how many times I have been late for a class (especially those 8 AM classes). Why is it that there’s always some clown that feels the need to enter a huge lecture hall 30 minutes late in the middle of a sentence? Imagine you were discussing something and someone abruptly opens the door and creates a major distraction. You wouldn’t like it.

I highly recommend waiting outside the room for a break. Most 3 hour lectures have a 15 minutes break at the midway point. I know it sucks missing half of the class but suck it up. You are the late one.

If you must enter then take a peek into the room to make sure there is space. Whatever you do, never be the clown that comes late and makes a huge scene while trying to find space. Seriously do you realize how annoying you are? Just because you come late you shouldn’t piss off the other people in the class that came on time.

Missing deadlines

Nobody cares about your excuses. Unless a family member passed away or has fallen ill then shut up. People have it a lot worse than you do. Save your sorry excuse for someone that will listen.

If you absolutely have to hand an assignment in late then don’t email the professor on the due date. This basically shows that you decided to work on the assignment at the very last minute and you ran out of time.

Email the professor a few days before the due date. Tell them you require more time because you want to add more value to your work. Tell the professor you want to make sure you hand in an A paper. They may not buy it but it’s better than blatantly lying about not feeling well.

What does today’s post have to do with personal finance? Everything. The horrible habits you develop in college will follow you into the real world. These are the habits that will hold you back from that promotion or big wage increase. Who in the right mind would promote the guy that walks into a meeting late? Who would give the girl a raise that hands the report in past the deadline?



About Nathan and Joanna Cornett

We are a from San Diego California, currently on a mission trip in Guatemala. Nathan has worked as a youth pastor, teen center director, college advisor, and now missionary. Joanna has worked at LaBahn's Landscape for 7 years in the field, sales, and as the Vice President, she started the Hispanic ministry at Foothills Church, and has worked in youth ministry, she is now working as a missionary. We are both passionate about youth, worship, and missions.

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