College is a new and exciting experience for incoming freshmen; it is a place that many have never even stayed the night. The only time many have been at campus is when visiting the grounds. When I come to college I am not there to simply relax or goof off. College is a tool that I can use to feather my education, to make connections and attain a job in my
In the essay, “A Literature of Place”, Barry Lopez expresses the importance of nature as it applies to human life. Through this he states that humans’ imagination are inspired by the scenery around them. Lopez revolves around a central perspective; Ancient american literature has always been rooted in nature. By acknowledging that modern human identity has been interpreted by nature, Lopez describes how the landscape of an area can shape the structure of the communities and how it can help with spiritual collapse. Nature writing has often been summarised by being one of the oldest threads in american literature. With our nation's aging one needs to reflect on their literary past; therefore, Lopez insists that we find our path to nature that
The excerpt from Desert Notes, “On Entering a New Place” by Barry Lopez hones in on the concept that individuals first thoughts regarding new things or activities are often misleading. These assumptions can be constructed through a person's past experiences or even stereotypes in today's society. Mr. Lopez conveys through these misconceptions, individuals are in dire need to depart from the past in order to keep moving forward. Most commonly known today as “just keep swimming,” one of my favorite quotes from Finding Dory. When I first thought of college my mind automatically drifted towards the time consuming demands which often lead to stress, anxiety, and fear of disappointing those who mean the most to me. These demands can materialize in
Coming to college as an adult, we have many expectations and preconceptions of what college will or will not be. The expectations we have can influence our college life for the better or the worse. My experience since starting college has been an interesting one. People have misconceptions about college because they do not know what to expect. After doing some research, I have concluded that there are three major factors that are often misunderstood about college life. The first is the financial aspect of college. Second, is the relationship between the professors and students. Third is time management. These three factors play an important role in why people are afraid to go down the path to college.
College is like a steeping stone to becoming a responsible adult because for the first time most people are practically on their own. It is completely different from high school in that not only that school has to be dealt with, but you have to juggle your personal time and financial state as well. They go away to college and face circumstances that they would most likely come across when they finally do go on their own. Bills have to be paid, time has to be managed efficiently, and deadlines have to be met, just like in the "real world."
According to Gary Colombo “Beginning college can be disconcerting experience.” (Gary Colombo, p. 1). Colombo also writes about how it might be stressful for students being it’s their first time away from home and has to deal with the stress from the real world and having independence. Colombo also explains that students will have to use their brains when thinking Critically and thinking outside the box. Colombo mentions that “Culture shapes the way we think; it tells us what “makes sense” “(Colombo, p. 3).
College means a different thing for people but one thing for sure is, it is freedom. Coming straight out of high school, we first college students have no longer families or teachers help in academics or other things on large scale than high school. Well in college, we are thought to be a responsible person to go to class on time, sleep on time and navigate through out the campus so that you would be familiar with classes and know where to seek help from. Being in college, you cannot even be late to your some of the classes due to the attendance policy. And the example of this is when one time I was late for 3 minutes to my one of classes called ASU 101. Yes, three minute and the professor reduced my attendance grade to 50%. I could not believe how series even the attendance is.
Globals, Locals, and Mobals: In the book “The Power of Place,” Harm de Blij introduces a new viewpoint of geography. Geography is much more than the terrain and physical makeup of the world. It is the culture, education, conditions, foods, politics, language, and opportunities. These things make people and places unique, and capture the true meaning of Human Geography.
College is a place many things can happen. Some people say that college is a place where you find who you are and that it is also where you get to experience the real world and you get to meet new people and become an adult. On the other hand, people say college is a stressed filled place where students get four hours of sleep a night and you become in debt with college fees. And then there’s the few people that say it’s all about partying and just having fun. What is true about college is that it’s a place where students continue their education for hopefully a future career and you meet new people and experience new things too.
The overall college experience is in reality the transition and introduction to adulthood from youth. College itself is a challenge; However it also offers and open up door to yet many opportunities. The social atmosphere that 's compared to High School; the college experience is much different and a whole other ball game I should say. The norms that you are used to back at home aren 't the same in college especially if you are a minority and choose to attend a predominantly white institution. Attending college can have a profound impact in one’s life including social, mental, and psychological factors. Having a college or higher learning
At some point, someone has said that high school will be the best four years of their lives and college gets even better. So with that idea in people’s heads, they come up with their ideal image of the college. They start planning the perfect scenario of what college they will go to and what their roommate will be like. They often try to compare an unrealistic image and turn it into a realistic image, but they are unlike in many ways. Once students step onto the college campus, they will soon face what it is actually like to be in college.When people understand that college is not the perfect movie scene, then they will take advantage of expanding and furthering their education seriously. Going to college is a whole different experience and there is a lot more to it such as the rigorous classes and overwhelming school work, being more independent, and forming new bonds with others.
As I graduated high school, I thought college would just be yet another four years of high school, and I was wrong. College opens many new doors in a young man or woman’s life. There are new responsibilities and pressures that you will have to deal with, and with more freedom these responsibilities and pressures can be difficult to handle. College has changed a great deal over the years and these changes, such as more freedoms, make college a much more challenging experience. You need to start preparing for college now by making yourself more responsible and having more self-control. Although you think college is merely partying with easy classes on the side, I have experienced pressures and work loads that make the experience challenging