Starting college earlier than expected seemed like a completely misfortunate event. When first being informed that I would have to begin earlier than most, I only saw the negative and none of the positive. Actually going through the program, I realize that I would not have liked to spend my summer any other way.
Doing a summer program for college has taught me that it is actually a lot more difficult than I first believed. In high school I never studied a day in my life and would make pretty high grades anyway. Beginning this, I figured it would be the same way and I would not have to put much effort into anything really, but that thought changed quickly when I received a C on my first essay. I had never received less than a B on an essay, so I was shocked greatly by this grade and the feedback left on the paper from the professor.
This program has taught me that college is a lot different from regular high school. There is a lot on one’s plate that you have to juggle back and forth with, while also keeping up with friends and family. This program taught m...
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- Many people take for granted the opportunities they receive through the hard work of others, but this attitude needs to stop because it has become the “norm” for students to expect their teachers and professors to provide them with an education. While it is true that in the United States, students are required to attend school until the age of eighteen, many children around the world lack this luxury. This “right” is commonly looked down upon by students, because they do not have the motivation to succeed, as they did not have to work to get into school and to pay for their schooling.... [tags: High school, Graduation, Educational years]
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