Sunday, December 04, 2011

reminiscing about those college days

What do you remember of college days? The parties, the fun roommates, the midnight rounds of pizza, the pop quizzes, or the essays? For me, it is a mixture of some of the fun things like hanging out with my roommates as well as lots of hours at the library researching essays. All of my professors were very enthusiastic about essay papers and so I always had a couple to do each week. I usually used to start of researching them in the library, then writing a rough draft by hand, and finally typing them out double-spaced in Times New Roman as was always specified by the professors. But times have changes, now I hear the way to go about them is to use CyberEssays research papers instead of spending hours at the library!

It's become so much easier to do the research for papers too, so much so that it makes me feel like I'm ancient, but still, I think we had a pretty good time doing things our way. I loved the library and the stacks where I spent many a winter afternoon, sitting by the window with my pile of books. I even remember looking up tips on grammar in an actual book, when was the last time you did that? Now it's all about using the computer and the automatic spell and grammar check, isn't it!

6 comments:

shilpa said...

and, in our case lots of shushing by the librarian for whispering too much :D
sometimes bunking classes and taking a nap in a faraway corner hidden by fat law journals!

Shalini said...

Oh, our college library was way too huge....7-8 floors of library and 10-12 floors of the stacks. And yes, lots of corners to sit and hide and sleep!

shilpa said...

our junior librarian (we used to call him Hrithik cos kaho na pyaar hai had just released and Jr here had six fingers on one of his hands :P) used to take walks in the library :)

oh and i am a little worried about how i will teach Su grammar. it has been way too long!

Shalini said...

Oh, what memories!

Me too. You already scared me with all those trapezoid thingys and now this grammer thing has come up. Oh what to do!

Preeti said...

Oh, don't even get me started on college days...I often find myself taking a trip down memory lane and I invariably make a long stop at college. Like I always say, it's the best phase of our lives...the memories are priceless and the moments are countless...pranks, canteen hangouts, philosophical conversations, crazy acts, exam mania...the list is endless...

Shalini said...

Preeti, yes, the list is always endless, isn't it...I love reminiscing about college days :-)