Today I overheard a college student talking about how she "innovated" by buying a hard pack of cigarettes instead of a soft pack, so her smokes wouldn't get damaged in her backpack. It's the little victories that make life worth living, I guess. Smoke 'em if you got 'em, babe.
From time to time I think about the advice (or lack thereof) students get before they start college. Before I started college, my uncle Raymond, a farmer in northeastern Missouri, gave me this advice: "Avoid the clap." It served me well. My mom and dad, in contrast, told me to "work hard" and "try my best," words that also served me well.
If you want to give some good advice to college students, here are "College Life Hacks..." from The Huffington Post. Check 'em out.
I'm also interested in What the Best College Students Do by Ken Bain has to say, which is a follow-up on a previous book called What the Best College Teachers Do. I haven't read either of them.