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Austin Varner ENG 104 Cortina January 28, 2008 How to Survive College: The Roommate Experience There comes a time in ones life where he or she is faced with the situation of living with people other than family. For most, this time is college. Whether it is a house or apartment you are renting, or sharing a dorm room, these experiences can sometimes be very unpleasant. So what's a college student to do? Well, here are ten guidelines to follow to avoid becoming that roommate from Hell. We will start off with personal space. This is usually either your own room or your half of the room if you are in a dorm. Try to avoid leaving your personal belongings, whether it is clothes, or books, or anything else in your roommate’s space. Also, don’t be the one who stands way too close, is loud, obnoxious, and assumes everyone loves his/her music blasting at top volume. You won’t last very long. Now, how about a commonplace: the bathroom. This tip is geared more toward the college student who decided to rent a house or apartment in avoidance of living in the disastrous dorms. Do not take long. Twenty minute showers are no longer appropriate anymore. Keep your stuff on your side. Your hairspray should not be in their sink. If you have a girlfriend, make sure she uses her own bathroom at her own house. The last thing
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