Thinking and Language
By: Abby Richmond
Problem Solving Methods
In order to find just the right college you have tour multiple different ones. You may have an idea or might be thinking of one in particular but you might get to the tour for that college then find out that it isn't the one for you. This is where trial and error takes place. You go visit a handful of different ones then narrow it down to a couple that you could see yourself at.
When choosing your roommate(s) in college you want someone who is similar to you in ways such as how tidy they keep their room, personality, and even how late and how early they wake up. If you don't already have your roommate most colleges will have you take a survey that will match you up with someone else who has similar qualities as you. This kind of algorithm can come in handy when trying to find a college roommate!
When you are in college you want to be comfortable and feel at home. Using heuristics you can easily make judgments about each particular college that allows you to figure out the pros and cons. Heuristics also allow you to break down the process of choosing a college into a less stressful situation,
Choosing a major can be something that you think about for a very long time. You want to choose something that you and enjoy and make sure it is something that you know for sure you can get a real job with it. For some people they knew almost immediately and for others they have to think about it for what seems like forever but then one day it just hits you. This is insight taking place, the sudden realization of a solution.