College Tip #1: Your Cell Phone Battery Life at the End of the Day Will Tell You How Much You Paid Attention During ClassPosted: February 12, 2013
Besides being attached to my hip at all hours of the day–my phone even stays in my bed with me when I sleep (though this is mostly because I lack a nightstand)–my phone is my connection to my friends, family, the internet, and most importantly, procrastination tools. Temple Run. Snapchat (I LOVE SNAPCHAT). Scramble With Friends. Tinder. I am entirely too fascinated by these applications. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?
Upon making the discovery that I am on my phone too much, I discovered something else–the lower my battery percentage at the end of the day related to how much I paid attention in class.
Now, there are some days when I’m really good! I go to class, take notes, hardly concerned with Facebook
or getting a new high score in Temple Run. But then, there are the OTHER days. Days when I’m not concerned with what information my professor is yapping at me or trying to shove down my throat. Those are the days when my applications call to me. I mean, who can resist a good #throwbackthursday on Instagram? I know I can’t.
Those are the days when I’m home by 2 or 3 and have to charge my phone because it’s on the verge of dying. Those are the days when my notes are a little lacking. Those are the days when I (kind of) feel bad for not paying attention in class when my parents are paying for me to attend CORNELL for crying out loud. Kind of.
In fact, as I am writing this, I’m sitting in class, not paying attention. Oops. (And I did the same thing with yesterday’s post. Sorry, Mom).
Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPhone. But at the same time… I don’t. WAIT who am I kidding? Forget class. Who wants to play Scramble?