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Reflective Essay: How To Succeed In College

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I have always had a strong belief that I could pass college like I did in high school. Always relying on those quick study sessions before a test or having the teacher going over the material right before a test. But boy was I wrong. In my first test I learned the hard way that studying is essential in college. A week before the test our teacher gave us a heads up on when the test was going to be. In my mind, I thought the test would be a multiple choice test and that the questions would be similar to the ones went in class. So, as the weekend approached, believing I had the test covered, I went on with being reckless on the weekend. However, it turns out that what I thought was the time of my life ended up biting me in the rear end. Once I got to class on the big day, I picked up the test from my professor's desk, still believing I was going to nail the test as I held it in my hand. However, when I looked at the test, I became astonished when I saw that all the questions were open ended, something I never expected. My hands trembled as my mind was filled with doubt and uncertainty. I thought to myself was having fun really worth me risking my future with school? The questions itself weren’t all that easy. I had to skip a few that I didn't know the answers to and even had to …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how they had a strong belief that they could pass college like they did in high school. but boy was they wrong. in their first test, they learned that studying is essential in college.
  • Narrates how they thought the test would be a multiple choice test and that the questions were similar to the ones in class. as the weekend approached, they went on with being reckless.
  • Narrates how they became astonished when they saw that all the questions were open ended, something they never expected.
  • Narrates how they had to skip a few questions that they didn't know the answers to and pause and think with other questions as they continued working on the question.
  • Opines that if they want to succeed in college, they had to change the way they do things in their life.
  • Explains that college isn't free, so they have to take that into consideration as they do their work in and out of school.
  • Explains that in order to succeed in college one must study for tests, homework, and to just know the material by heart. studying isn't for "nerds" and it's not "lame."

Many people even say that one must study at least two to three hours per class in order to manage studying time and also to do well. I realize now that studying isn’t for “nerds” and it is not “lame”, it is actually very helpful towards one's success in school. Studying helps in better understanding the material taught and preparing one for any tests, exams, or essays. This is why studying is essential in college. Studying benefits a student in many ways, not just by preparing a student for tests and exams, but also to help better understand the material taught in

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