The Syllabus

24 lessons for college students from movies set in Boston

24. Fenway makes for a magical first date


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Movie: Fever Pitch

23. But it's tough to date outside your college.


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Movie: Social Network

22. There are dire consequences for dumping someone


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Movie: Social Network

21. Standing out from a crowd pays off


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Movie: Legally Blonde

20. Getting into an intellectual pissing match can pay off if you know what you’re talking about


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Movie: Good Will Hunting

19. The hallway chalkboard is better than a study room if you’re an undiscovered genius


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Movie: Good Will Hunting

18. Have a sense of humor


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Movie: The Game Plan

17. You probably haven’t really been in love yet, so have fun while you can.


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Movie: Good Will Hunting

16. Teddy bears make great best friends, even for grown ups.


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Movie: Ted

15. Getting wasted is actually when you have a hankering for ice cream.


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Movie: Grown Ups

14. You can still get rich if you don't finish college


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Movie: Social Network

13. Sometimes (okay a lot of times) the truth hurts.


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Movie: Social Network

12. You might discover or strengthen your passionate beliefs


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Movie: The Great Debaters

11. And that might rub some the wrong way


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Movie: Mona Lisa Smile

10. It's OK to make mistakes


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Movie: Love Story

9. And you'll probably make a bunch of sweeping overgeneralizations


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Movie: Love Story

8. Because you're young


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Movie: 21

7. And your parents love you


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Movie: 21

6. You will stress out


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Movie: Prozac Nation

5. And feel like the whole world is against you


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Movie: Mystic River

4. Stay optimistic


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Movie: Mona Lisa Smile

3. Get out there and see it all


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Movie: The Town

2. Just be confident


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Movie: The Departed

1. If you set your mind to it, you can be whoever you want to be. And nobody can stop you.


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Movie: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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