Reading this list of how to capitalize best on your Freshman year made me think CM would blow it up.
1. Only work hard enough to get a 3.0
2. Talk to as many people as possible in the first week
3. Instead of taking a bunch of liberal arts, double-major in something practical
4. Remember there's life outside of the floor of your dorm
5. This is not the time to launch a new nickname
6. Don't do laundry on the weekend
7. Only play social video games
8. Set everything on facebook to private immediately
9. Strategies to fight the Freshman 15 (or 30)
10. Don't join too many extracurricular activities
11. Never take a class that starts before 10 and avoid all classes that have a discussion section
Basically, this reads like a "ways to waste your education" list to me. Sure, avoid liberal arts. But avoid discussion? What about critical thinking? What about actually learning this material? What about practical skills emphasized during discussion? Why shoot for a B but take something "practical"?
I don't know, maybe this is my own knee-jerk reaction. Do you agree with anything on this list? Do you want to throttle anyone who follows this advice?
Finally, if you wrote a list of advice to in-coming freshmen, what would it include?
Original Article, with in-depth explanations for each piece of advice.