I am aware that college will be challenging, but I will try my very best and I will not give up when times are tough. I know that I can't give into the pressure that may surround me. Knowing that I will have to take another eight years of schooling, I have high expectations that the college I attend to, will prepare me for my greatly acknowledged career and
Applying to colleges at the beginning of my senior year of high school seemed like a walk in the park. That was before I realized how much work it took to apply. With the common application and all the essays, I never thought I would get them all done. In the end, I applied to seven different schools including: Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Hillsdale College, Oakland University, Grand Valley State University, Kalamazoo College, and Hope College. Oddly enough, Hope College was the last school I applied too but the first school I got accepted too. I never thought I would attend a small, Christian school until I walked onto Hope`s campus.
The word college means different things to different people. For parents it might mean freedom from their pesky teenagers or sleepless nights full of worry. For students it might mean new experiences, independence, or learning about themselves and their passions. For society it might mean carrying on a legacy or doing one’s duty as a good citizen. It is neither society's place nor the parent’s choice to decide what a young adult does with his or her life.
When people hear the word “college”, many panic inside at the thought. But, when I hear the word “college” I think about Illinois State University. In early July, I attended an Open House at ISU for my very first official college visit. As I stepped onto campus, I couldn’t but help to feel like it was my future home. Many aspects of the tour made me draw nearer to choosing this college after finishing my High School career. Illinois State University seems to fit my personality very well, has an amazing program for what I want to study, and is an outstanding campus for my academic strengths and weaknesses.
Introduction: It seemed so far away, and all of a sudden I had to make the decision. A decision that would change the rest of my life. From the time I was little I knew I wanted to go to college, and here I am. I have always had the desire to continue my education and gain many experiences after I graduated from high school. I didn’t ever thing twice about continuing my education
College has made me figure out what I want to do in the future. It has made want to be a marketing manager for Travis Transportation Inc. They experience many new things during their journey throughout college. College allows people to undergo an atmosphere that is a step closer to the “real world” (Arnett, Jeffery Jensen; debater 5). “College allows emerging adults to try out a wide variety of possible paths to their future. It is worth the time because the benefits last a lifetime” (C.Carter 2011). During the progression of explorations, some people instantly become aware of which path they should follow. For many others, it may only be the starting point at their exploration, yet they will still leave college with a positive consequence of having a stronger understanding of themselves (Arnett, Jeffery Jensen; debater 5). For an example, being in college has made me understand myself a little bit better, knowing what I want in life and how I want to achieve
I interviewed my mom according to questions I have prepared many question starting with,how was your first experience with college?”So excited with being by myself” … “ I was nervous about the classes i would have “... When it came to midterms i was stressed, it was hard for me to handle but i still got through it on my own and handled my responsibilities dealing with me getting through school.” i went on to ask her for any advice that she would want to be given her response was “To all the students that are graduating next year ,make early decisions so that you’ll be prepared for .life ,fore everything won't be laid out for you like always.” After all my research my intake on it all is that i still think college is for me,as a person i want to further myself and my profession as being a writer
There I was in my car thinking about my family's past. I remember how my parents couldn't go to school. How I wanted things to change by doing something which my parents didn’t do which was to go to college. Most people can’t determine if college is actually valuable or useless. Colleges are known for being really expensive and many students will need to get tuition. But on the other side college opens chances for students to learn skills to help them in their jobs. College is worth it for some people because it opens up the chance to get more experiences and benefits in their future lives, but for others it may not be worth it since they cannot afford it and may be in debt.
Most of the time when the word "college" to the mind of most freshman in the United States think to themselves "Ohhhh no college isn't for me it's for "smart" kids and the kids that can read codes on a computer and find a virus and destroy it". After reading Scott Anderson's "Dear 9th Graders" I have learned that all the myths about applying for college do not have any business to be in our brains as a freshman. As a freshman all we should worry about right now is our grades and enjoying the time that we have in highschool because you only live once.
College has always been an option for me, my whole life I have always had a goal to go to college and become something of myself. Senior year has been my most challenging year for me. I was at a point in my life where I didn’t believe that I was going to graduate. I became stressed and stop trying for a while. Ms. Walkenhorst has always been a great influence on me, when no one else was there, she was. When I felt like I was falling and wasn’t
One question we seem to ask our self is what do we fear the most? Some fear about death or not living life to the fullest. Mines is not being successful in life. See I am an overachiever, so not being successful is not an option. See growing up in
College is difficult, especially for those upcoming college students. When I was a senior in high school, the entire process of applying for college was extremely overwhelming, especially because I was in a big high school, the counselor did not know me well and could not provide much help. College essays, resume, deadline, and other things regarding about colleges had frustrated when the deadline date was closer and closer. I had hoped to know someone who had been through the same situation as me and can help me out, and I know it will be nice to have someone help with the process of applying for college. Because I had knew the frustrated
The past can be a confusing and mysterious thing to those who did not live in the era. When assign to do research about a solider who was from Adams County that died during World War Two seemed like a daunting task. I found myself sitting in a situation where
Preparing For College It is the dream of everyone to join college with the hope of getting a better tomorrow and a foundation for them to make it in life. However, this may not be the case with some students as this dream may turn into a nightmare. This is because many students fail to go through or others even fail simply because they have not prepared enough; not just academically but also on the personal side.
I struggled with the idea of college from the beginning, even more so when it actually came down to picking one and signing the paperwork. I applied to just three schools: Grand View University, University of Northern Iowa, and Wartburg College. I worried that my horizons were limited because some of my peers seemed to spend every spare moment filling out applications for colleges and scholarships. I knew not what I wanted to do or how well I would transition from high school to college and independent living.