It was important that I go to a good university or I won’t be able to get a good job when I graduated. Even though, I didn’t rank as high as I was in middle school, I was doing well enough on my exams; my counselor and teachers told me that I might be able to go to any universities of my choosing. I was very relieved and satisfied with myself; this was my life goal after all. The life of a high schooler was much harder and more completed than a middle schooler. I had to study every day to keep up with the amount of materials that were given out in class—they were much deeper and complicated.
I knew this coming into school, but I am not sure if part of me wanted to prove people wrong, or if I actually was just adjusting to college life. I did not study as much as I should of, and as a result my grades suffered. Luckily I did not completely ruin my grade point average, but since first semester I have completely changed my study habits. This has taught a much needed lesson about hard work, and I am determined to never again fail at my studies. I am the kind of person that learns a lot from failures.
College is also a big learning experience for me because it is helping me to get rid of bad habits that I used to have. These bad habits include things like not being prepared for when I have to take a test and not studying. I realized that I needed better study habits when I did not pass my first test in college. I did bad because I did not study; that was an old habit I was used to and the main reason I did bad... ... middle of paper ... ...know that I need more learning if I want to find what I want to be in life. I feel that a person needs learning to become successful.
Waiting for the clock to tell me when the class was over wasn’t my main priority. My main priority after half of the semester was to get as much information I could possibly from my professors. I realized that college wasn’t just like ordinary school, a second high school. It was the place where I began my future career, and also college was the starting point of a new life. I’m pretty grateful
The pain and agony of knowing that I might not be prepared for college classes is a weight I have bore on my shoulders. One of my goals has always been to lift the stress of college classes off my back and have the assurance that I am ready for the challenges that are ahead of me. Since day one of high school, being engaged while learning has been my biggest desire so that I am well prepared for the next step in life: college. Dual Enrollment English was exactly what I needed to be well prepared for college. All of my high school career, I had never known what it actually meant to do well and be ¨successful.¨ An abstract idea occurred to me, in room 201, as I was sitting in the front row of my Dual Enrollment English 111 class; this idea
Soon After, I started looking at college websites, looking for where I might want to go. The more I researched the more I realized my grades I had recieved from my slacking were going to hurt me. Most colleges required either good grades or a good standardized test score, some both. I hadn't taken my ACT yet but my grades were not so great. I started thinking maybe my future was at the local community college, but I wanted bigger and better things, I wanted a career in the medical feild.
The psychology department as well has met my expectations, but I do wish there were more apparent internship opportunities for a current freshman. The UofA has such a variety of students, that at times I feel like I am just another number, and I do wish I could stand out more so than I currently do. I hope that in the future, I will have a more so direct role on campus, then I currently do. Although it is not the end of the academic semester, I have accomplished my academic goals with the exception of one class. Math has always been a challenge for me, and I believe that I will end up receiving a B in the class.
Most of us would agree that college is one of the most exciting, yet most challenging times of our lives. It is typically our first time living away from home for an extended period of time. When I went away to college, I was eager to embrace the next chapter of my life because it was something life-changing that I had yet to experience. However, entering college was also scary for me because nobody handed me a “how to survive college” guidebook. I feel that everyone should be given a book full of tips and tricks that outline the ups and downs that lie ahead throughout our college experience, so that we can maximize our time in school and reach our full potential.
Nicole Roman Professor Smith English 100 19 September 2013 Title 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.
.I remember when I started my first semester at college. It was different and tougher than high school. I felt like life was punishing me for my decision of reaching higher goals and education. I started first as a full time student, but then it got even tougher to me because I had to manage my time between my work and school. Time management was my only enemy during my first semester.