Many students are so overjoyed to fly the coop and go off to college that they have a hard time remembering that all education, not only college can be very challenging therefore “let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”(Galatians 6:9) . The shock of it all can cause very negative reactions on people of all ages from partying all the way to simply procrastinating. Excitement is an amazing feeling but keeping it at bay can be a serious challenge.
The book The Prince of Los Cocuyos can relate to my transition into college. The first time Richard Blanco came to America and felt out of place. College is all about experinces and getting to know yourself and learning who you really are. It is hard leaving high school and having to transition to college. Being used to teachers reminding you about assingments to now going online and having to remind yourself. As I begin to start my college experience I thought college would be easier no one telling you what you can and cant do, but its really not easier it might honestly be harder. Having to do so many assignments all at once. I feel like college is all about self motivation and being able to push yourself to work hard. Which I actually am
The transition from high school to college is a dynamic time in one’s life that parallels the change from childhood to adulthood. Both of these changes are dramatic and, as a result, feelings are difficult to put down into words. A messy combination of emotions fills the heart, surfacing in strange ways. Confident high school seniors go right back to the bottom of the chain when entering college as freshmen. These students start all over, just like entering grade school or high school for the first time. The move up from high school to college signals the switch from dependence to self-sufficiency. From a personal point of view, going through the experience of graduating high school and transferring to a residential college campus at STLCOP, made me realize I was no longer a kid and capable of making my own decisions.
For a majority of students, transitioning from high school to college is a frightening experience. It is when the fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all. We have no idea if we can adapt to a place where every student must stand on their own two feet and take responsibility for their education and future. This change from high school to college is the most significant in our lives and with this change comes many challenges. After reviewing the infinite possibilities of challenges I may encounter, I think my greatest challenges will be managing my schedule and time, approaching my education as a learning opportunity, and going out of my comfort zone and speaking
The transition from high school to college is not only an exciting challenge, but also a great milestone in one’s life. High school and college both share the common goal of expanding students’ knowledge; however, there are many differences between high school and college. They are similar in such ways that you still have to go to class, do class work, take test, and study hard. They differ because in college one is taking on an entire new load of responsibility and options of freedom. College is an entire new chapter of one’s life.
College is what people like to say is the start of a new life or a new chapter in what’s to come. To me it isn’t entirely true. I understand that it’s only a few weeks into the whole situation, but my personality restrains my hands from firmly grasping the whole college atmosphere. I came into college excited waiting for the escape of all the drama and the annoying nature of cliques. But now that I’m here I discover that it amplifies all that I wanted to get away from. From day one I could easily tell who the jocks were, who was a book nerd, or those who loved the life of living Greek. When graduating from high school, I was hoping college classes would be more of a challenge as well. But even now, the concept covered in each class is like a flashback through all four of my high school year. What I was most hyped about coming to college for was the room to
The preconceived notion of college life is that everyone is broke, tired, and struggling academically, spiritually and socially. While the college experience is different for each individual attending, everyone is pretty much going through the same things. We all eat the same food, experience the same fatigue after staying up all night studying for that exam coming up, checking our bank accounts and cringing when we see that we only have a few measly dollars left and regret the Whataburger we bought the other night when we thought we just had to have it and the food from the cafeteria would not suffice. I pretty much expected all of this. I expected the difficulty of the classes, the tiny showers, and the rush of people moving from class to class. What I did not
As an incoming EOF (Educational Opportunity Found) freshmen attending Rutgers University this fall, I had the mindset that if I did well academically, the transition from high school to college would go by smoothly. Unfortunately, college isn 't that simple. The transition to college is much more complex than people perceive it to be, in my case, it’s the most difficult obstacle I’ve ever encountered. Therefore, my aspiration is to conquer this transitional period as quickly and fluently as possible. When I had to changeover from middle school to high school, I was terrified. I didn 't know what awaited me and how much different things were going to be. It turned out high school was exactly the same, with the exception of the grades being ninth through Twelfth. There was nothing to be worried about. On the other hand, that wouldn 't be the case in college.
High School was and still is a really confusing period of my life. I’m still confused actually, like this paper is baffling (even with all the help). To be honest, half the time I had no idea what I was doing, and I just winged it. The way I see it, it’s ridiculous that teenagers are expected to go from high school to college in such a small window of time. This book made me feel wholly unprepared for college, both in what I did during the last three years, as well as what this year holds as far as applications. I’m also scared of what is going to happen once I get to college.
Attending High School is hard enough, especially that last year in High School, yes senior year. Now let's add college classes to that and my High School routine is eat, school, and sleep. In the past, I’ve made horrible mistakes for not knowing how tough courses can get especially with an overload and not studying "right". This year I’ve made changes and improved on how, when and where I study to earn good grades and improve my knowledge.
It was the first month of my high school years, I was as nervous as an incoming freshman could be. I had no idea how long and strenuous my years at Bensalem High School would feel. As many others, I had a hard time adjusting to the transition from middle school to high school. Unlike others, though, I struggled about twenty
It’s a timeless cliche that high school is all about growing up and getting a fresh start. But the only reason why this statement remains timeless is because there is some truth to it. When I first walked through the doors on my first day here, it honestly felt like a new beginning. Honestly, it doesn’t feel like I’ve been here that long. In my mind it’s only been a few weeks since school started but nonetheless, this place has impacted me a lot. It is true that you have to grow up a bit once you get to high school. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a goofy and random kid, just ask my friends. However, when I started I was challenged to look at my studies from a new perspective. No longer is anything just one plus four equals five or c-a-t spells
“Junior year is the worst.” Entering high school, I heard this warning constantly groaned from the mouths of upperclassmen. Nevertheless, I was determined not falter to the same fate. I was steadfast in propitiously positioning myself to make junior year less difficult. I took challenging courses each year in order to get the feeling of rigorous academics. I became involved in numerous school activities so that school remained enjoyable. I worked to ensure I understood the basics of the sciences, English, and mathematics- the foundations of education. By the end of sophomore year, I was feeling confident. I knew that I'd be busy next year due to the workload of the classes in my schedule, but I had managed everything before, so I didn’t need
According to Lupien, McEwan, Gunnar, and Heim (2009), going off to college involves significant adjustments to their daily routines; sleeping and eating habits, time-management skills, and stress levels will be altered in one way or another. First-year students have to adjust to the new school environment, different social settings, and new schedules, all without the help and guidance from their parents, who have been there for them for eighteen years. Over 30% of college freshman report that they feel overwhelmed (Klainberg, Ewing, & Ryan, 2010), where some students even opt to work as they juggle their class and work schedules. Some students work at a job or study harder than others, but they are all trying to get degrees so maybe one day they will have meaningful and significant lives. It is a constant struggle for everyone who is trying desperately to make him or herself into a success. And every college student wants to be involved in society in a positive manner, allowing contribution of their ideals and values to others.
As we go on in life we face many challenges and new situations that we deal with. A new situation that most people deal with is college and all the changes that come along with it. What many people don't realize is that high school, in many ways, is similar and differrent from college. Not only are people changing but the surroundings and work change as well. There are some things that seem to never change such as some work and people.