Class registration is an
art. There are so many details that goes into picking and
choosing the right professors, planning out the perfect
schedule, fighting to get into that popular class, and doing
it all online.
Step one: plan out
your ideal schedule.
Step two: accepting
the fact that you will never get your ideal schedule.
Really, with thousands of kids registering on exactly the
same day, the possibility of getting into all of your
favorite classes at your favorite times is zero to none.
Step three: thus,
start making at least five alternative schedules. Research
online for different times and dates of classes and rack
your brains out trying to fit them all into the weekday
slots. No time for lunch on Mondays 12-2? No problem, at
least you got into that seminar course. Also, it's
imperative to check your school's underground professor
review. Trust the hundreds of down-cold bashings of a
certain prof done by angry failing students and make sure to
contribute to the digital freedom of speech after the course
Step four: Time to
log in and vie for class entry one gigabite at a time. Make
sure to glue your fingers to the keyboard and mouse, because
right when the second hand of the clock clicks to twelve,
thousands of other students will be flooding the system as
well. A system crash? Unlikely. Very slow connection? You
bet. Yes, it's that intense; you don't want to be the one
watching passively, helplessly, as classes fill up with
students right before your computer-screened eyes.
Dexterity with the fingers have never been as crucial as
now. As classes fill up, scramble your tangled digits on the
keyboard and roll that mouse like crazy trying to get into
your alternatively scheduled classes. Those fill up quickly
as well. First come first serve. The fast and the
frantically flapping birds get the worm.
Step six: Finally,
sit back and enjoy your new schedule. For now. Classes start
tomorrow, and with it are overflowing lecture halls,
unregistered students trying to get in, professors with
strange accents and a one week period of changing your mind.
Step seven: if you
do change your mind, go back to step one and do it all over