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College life is going to be good. I have a nice cabin on the lake with a gorgeous view. I am staying with a good friend from back home. My neighbors are awesome. I am away from my parents, and I am on my own. What more could you ask for?
"Well, maybe it isn't that great," I thought. "I am two hundred miles from home, and away from all of my friends."
"So, aahh, what should we do?" I asked.
"I don't know," replied Travis.
"I think college life might be harder than I thought," I said.
"Don't worry," he said, "you'll make it."
"I know I'll make it, but it is hard to meet people," I said. "Not to mention I am away from my family and friends."
"Is school hard for you?" he asked.
"No, not yet," I said. "I haven't really had to do anything so far." "All I do is take notes and listen to lectures." "I haven't even had a test so far."
"Two weeks and you haven't had a test yet?" he asked.
"Nope!" I replied. "I haven't even had homework yet."
"You suck!" he exclaimed. "Then why are you whining about how hard school is?"
"I don't know," I replied.
After the conversation, I thought about what he said. I could be over re-acting a little bit.
I just got through my first two weeks of classes.
"I guess it ain't that bad," I thought. "No homework." "I can handle this."
With a new week, came my first real homework assignment. We have to write a two to three page narrative paper on something we know. And in this paper, we have to show specific examples of how we know it. Not to mention a second part of it that I don't understand.
"Oh no" This sounds impossible," I thought. "I am lost." "I don't know where to begin." "How am I ever going to get through this?"
I walked up to the teacher to ask a question, when I heard him say to another student, "What do you know how to do?"
She replied, "I don't know."
"Well, do you play sports?" He asked.
"Taekwondo," She replied.
"See, you know that," he said. "Use that for the topic on your homework."
"I guess I won't ask him a question anymore," I thought.
Thinking the girl knew what to do, I walked out with her, hoping to get a better grasp on the assignment.
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"Hey, do you understand the assignment?" I asked.
"No!" She answered, "This assignment is hard." "I am totally lost."
"Well, I'm glad I am not the only one lost," I said.
As if college life wasn't hard enough being away from everyone, now I am seeing a new side to college life, homework. With the experience I had in my first homework assignment, I know that college is going to be hard. And I have four years to experience this.