College Essay About Going To College

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Nicole Roman
Professor Smith
English 100
19 September 2013
For many students, going to college can be scary experience; and the adjustment from high school to college can be even more overwhelming. The realization of being adult and taking responsibility of my education and future had me running for the hills. After high school the thought of going to school made me nauseas. But now my college experience made me realize that getting my education was important it was something no one could take away from that I knew I worked hard for and help build the person I am today.
In high school I didn’t know what I wanted to with my life. Should I get a job or go to college? After I graduated my parents decided to get divorced so the stress and drama of the situation held me back from applying to school. I took a year off and started working at random part time jobs eventually got sick of it at finally applied to school. I registered for two classes but I made the dumb mistake of taking them with my friends from high school. My friends at time where a big distraction to me, they didn’t care about school or responsibility so eventually I dropped out and took another year off. But I felt that college wasn’t for me. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life and because I was part of the economy going under generation, my parents where broke there was no money for me to even go to school. After a few years of working I found out I got amazing chance to go to school free from the military from my dads benefits from being the marine corp. I knew this was a big thing that I couldn’t mess up so I decided that my high school life was over. My co-worker told me about Fullerton College said how amazing her time was they’re g...

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In conclusion, college to me isn’t just another boring reasonability, where I have to work hard and study all the time to get my degree to help me get a job to pay off my debt of college loans. Now having spent 2 years as a college student I recognize that when going to college comes a lot of responsibility and self-determination. Not only do I get the freedom to pick the classes of my choice and ones that also catch my interest and help direct me to the career right for me. To me, college means getting a higher education to help me accomplish my goals later on in my life and college is going to help me find out the type of person I am going to become. “It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts… it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.” – Robert Hutchins
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