published Friday, April 5th, 2013

The Strip

THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME

Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.

Q: Dad, I need to make out my class schedule for next year. Any advice?

A: Never take accounting and statistics in the same semester. Ask other students about which classes and teachers are the most demanding and the ones that should be avoided. Avoid 8 a.m. and late-afternoon classes, because those are easy to skip. Also, take things that will lead to an early graduation.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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