2. Going to college can be a very scary experience for many freshmen across the nation. It’s essentially the start of your own life. When I first got on campus I felt lost. I did not know any of the
Having previously viewed Accepted before this course, it has been a favorite of mine because of the way college was portrayed in the film. I was anxious to move from the constant watch of my parents to a care-free environment where I was free to do as I please, not having to answer to anyone. The actions of Bartleby and his peers at South Harmon excited me for a time of partying and living life to it’s fullest potential. I expected the same from my experience, but soon realized that it was unrealistic if I wanted my grades to be exceptional. College is about having the time of your life, but in the right ways with the proper balance. Too much studying or too much partying can both lead to negative consequences on the body. Through experimentation, I am working to find the proper balance that works for me. Like the students in the beginning of Ms. Watson’s class, I expected the courses to be straightforward and that I could grasp them on my own. I aspired to maintain a grade point average similar to what I graduated high school with and also wanted to identify what I am passionate about. My courses this fall have proven to be quite difficult and have challenged me to realize my true learning potential. I have discovered that, if I
Deciding to go to college is the hardest decision a student can make and the most stressful. Caused by many reasons, the stress is present whether one is in their first year of college or their last. Deciding to attend college is frightening for students; this is because it means going into the world and growing up. Along with the decision come a number of stressful responsibilities and changes that a student has to put up with. The reasons for so much stress fall into one of three categories: academic stress, which has anything to do with studying for classes, financial stress, which has to do with paying for school, and personal stress. Many students experience stress, and they have to combine their busy lives and the demands of college and still make time for themselves. We all experience stress in college getting ready for exams, completing papers, or adjusting to college life. We all know that being stressed for a long time may cause health issues. Although stress can be harmful at times, it can also be good and stimulating. Stress can also be good, because of facing new challenges helps students grow up and learn new things. Dealing with academic and personal stressors is the hardest part about college, and it will interfere with personal life and help experiment life’s options.
College, The doorway to the future. Many things can happen during this phase of one’s life, well known for exposing peoples “true personalities” through its multiple hardships and adventure. One thing to be said about college is that it is one of the most stressful times of a person life. In College pressures, an article written by William Zinsser, the head master of Bradford College, states that the amount of pressure placed on college students is heavy and that is unintentionally been cause by their own self-doubt. I am interested in the essay because although it was written in the 70’s I know for a fact that many college students can truly relate to this essay in more than one way. I, personally, relate because I would be the first in my family to complete college with more than just an associate’s degree and it is a lot of pressure but, unlike the people in this essay, I know very well how to handle the pressure, but I do know many who are friends and in college right now who cannot handle the pressure and are failing under the pressure. In William Zinsser’s article, he simply explains how the unstable economy we live in is distracting us from adventuring out into uncharted territory. Simply because, in our up bringing our parents emphasized the importance of stability and the suggestion of striving for more realistic jobs. It also stresses the influence of peers have on one’s personal experience and opinion on where he or she should be academically causing exhaustion
Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle in their book “Rereading America” feel that commencing college is a very disturbing experience. So many things we have to deal while starting college, but the major challenges are expanded difficulty levels and higher expectation which we are not familiar over the years of high school. In order to solve this issue, we have to remodel ourselves by taking up the challenge and rethink about our strength and flaws. To succeed in college we need to be mentally strong and dedicated towards our goal.
I tried to convince myself that I want to go to college because it will make me a better person; that somehow, as a result of being college educated I will be able to have a larger or better impact on the world. It might be true. Maybe I will have a chance, that I wouldn’t have without a college degree at a job that would allow me to make significant change. Maybe, during college, I’ll become a better person by gaining a more complete understanding of the world. I don’t necessarily expect either of these things. I decided educating myself and learning how to think may be selfish, but also productive. I know educating myself is a moral thing to do the same way I know hiking through a forest is a moral thing to do. By walking through the woods
College is an exciting time with plenty of challenges and difficulties. The ones who can overcome these challenges and difficulties will be the ones who get the most out of college and their degree. In my paper I will talk about what a degree means to me personally and professionally. I will also talk about different things I struggle with so far in college and different ways I can improve these difficulties, as well as how I feel about the CSI report that we took and how I believe it compares to me personally.
Taking care of myself is a reality now. No one is here to make sure I get up, make me food or give me A’s just for trying. Self sufficiency need to be a core trait of mine in college. I need to be able to take care of myself, whether getting a job or minting a solid GPA, my life is in my hands now.
The transition from high school to college is a notoriously daunting experience for students entering, arguably, the most important years in their lives. Everything that a student has come to know about academics, for the most part, are to be radically challenged. Many different factors go into the change, and any particular one can be enough to overwhelm any given student into becoming an emotional wreck. Whether it be living on one's own for the first time, drastic schedule changes, or becoming socially involved, these responsibilities are just three examples, among the seeming hundreds. However, a perfect balance between these responsibilities is a major key in not allowing the stressors to take one captive.
Your Professor’s don’t really care about what you do. They don’t care if you don’t show up to class or not. A tip I would give you is to make sure your Professor’s know you or at least recognize you, even if that means asking questions the whole class period. Another way that college is different is that you don’t stay in classes for a whole 8 hours, you just go to your class then go back to your room. Another thing is the work load. You get your assignments in the beginning of the year and all your due dates, it’s up to you to get them done and turned in. Also the study habits, are crucial, you have so much time on your hands to do whatever so time management is important. Another thing is parties, there are going to be parties probably every other night so you attending them should be a responsible decision. Do not get caught up in boys and girls either. Relationships will come on their own and the worst thing you could do is get caught doing “The Walk of Shame”. The walk of Shame is basically when you leave to go meet an upperclassman and you have to walk back because he won’t drive you back and you half dressed. In the end, the moral to the story is to make sure you stay on top of your stuff, be responsible, and make good
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
Collecting my belongings and putting them into my bag, I felt exhausted. I had tried my hardest but I didn’t know if my hardest was good enough for the college qualifications. Getting into college was one of the most important things to me. I dreamed all my life of getting accepted into a great college, and increasing my education to become something I love. I always strived for success in school, and I was always being complimented for my work of ethic. I believe that college is my path to a great
1. Holy, there’s only one more semester left in high school. It seems not long ago, we started grade 10. In a few short months, we will be crossing the stage getting the piece of paper we’ve put all this work in for.
In the article, “What Is College For? (Part 2)” written by Gary Gutting we see a description of his ideal vision to improve education and the intellectual culture of our citizens. Mr. Gutting emphasizes that preparing students for employment should be the job of the elementary, middle and high school rather than college. He argues that higher education is basically unnecessary for the practice of many professions.