This preparedness has spread too many aspects of my life. It has caused me to think ahead of situations and predict what I may need before entering a scenario. Since beginning college, I have become a much more proactive and prepared individual. As you can see, I entered college an unprepared, semi goal driven individual with not so great time management skills. My college experience provoked a metamorphosis over the course of the last two years that has made a sizable difference in the way I handle tasks.
To defeat my self-doubt, I reframed my p... ... middle of paper ... ...o the way I felt upon arriving at college for the first time, I feel as if college is an institution of opportunity and personal growth. In my forty days as a college freshman, I have learned many valuable lessons that apply both inside and outside the classroom. In only a few weeks, I have learned to work enthusiastically and consistently. I have learned to set goals and have an organized realistic plan that will allow me to reach them. I have gained an increased appreciation for my family and life outside of school.
I have challenged myself as a writer to go above and beyond what I have done in the past. This has turned me into a much more well-rounded writer. I feel confident that everything I have learned will help me in the future as I advance towards my degree. I appreciate everything this class has done outside of my writing as well. This is my first semester of college, and WRA will go down as one of my first college course I have completed.
It took me a six year break from college to understand that not only did I need an education to advance further in life but I also craved the learning experience. When I started to attend college I did fantastically. I rather enjoyed my academic classes and applied my new found knowledge into my daily life. The most effective course I had taken was Freshman composition. It had unearthed my creative writing prowess and it continues to help me in my school tasks.
While having work done in advance is not a bad thing, this could be potentially harmful to my grades if something were to get moved up suddenly and I did not know. Overall, I think that my first semester has gone as well as anyone could have hoped for. Now I will be able to apply the skills that I have learned in this semester and apply them no only to the rest of my college career, but also to the rest of my life as a lot of these skills are transferable and could aid me in any future jobs. That is how my first six weeks of college have
Upon entering I was expecting college to be similar to my high school experience. So far, after taking one semester, my prediction has been pretty spot on. My grades lingered in the lower areas for quite some time, just like they did in high school. After reevaluating how I managed my time, adding in extra study hours, and upping my amount of self-motivation I seen a huge improvement with my grades. The study strategies I used such as making quizzes, and reviewing key terms on flash cards really helped me retain more information.
The very first chapter that we read in this class was why go to college. Many students answer with to make more money but this chapter tells you many reasons why it Is good to go to college like it makes you more marketable professionally, you learn how to accumulate knowledge and you even grow intellectually etc. This class really helped me know what to expect out of the first semester and gave me good tips and advice in how to be successful from the beginning. This class was like a guide on what to do instead on just trying to figure out what to do on our own we basically had a guide to follow. Dr. Bennett helped us out a lot.
However, I was impressed to see a wide diversity of student from other countries and I thought that the class would be very interesting by meeting new people. The purpose of this essay is to tell the main experiences about being in college for the first time. My class was ENG 100. I hoped that this would be an easy class. The teacher handed out the syllabus and explained what we had to do for the rest of the semester.
Another thing that I would like to gain from my college experience is memories. So far in the first three weeks of college I’ve already made quite a few memories with new people. WSU always has things going on that people can get involved with. I try my hardest to get involved with those things because you get to make friends and make a lot of great memories. The last thing that I hope to gain from my college experience is the grades that will enable me to pursue everything that I want to do in life.