Freshman Year Essay

Topics: High school, Learning, Study skills Pages: 3 (927 words) Published: October 14, 2012
Freshman Year
Many if not all people change at one point or another during the course of their life. Majority of this change occurs during the high school years and even more specifically, freshman year. Many people associate the term “freshman” with being naive and asinine. However, in actuality during this period we as young adults are just attempting to find ourselves. “So much is still to be learned! So long a road lies before us, and what care we must take if we must travel it alone”(Rand 54). The development of a teen going through their high school years can be broken up into 3 stages; the beginning, the middle, and the end of the freshmen year.

When I first walked through the doors of Mill Creek I was the taciturn, vapid kid that did not want to do anything obstreperous. Before the school year started and I was fresh out of eight grade I thought that high school was going to be easy due to the fact I was on A; B honor role through out middle school. Therefore, I believed class was not going to be an issue and I was just going to breeze by freshmen year without responsibilities like I did every other grade level. “When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to the places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision”(Coelho 55). That decision I made to just breeze by put me on a current that took me places for the worst. My first math test was approaching rapidly and I barely knew the material, but because I was waking up at 5:50 every morning I was too tired to study.Consequently I failed that math test drastically. During the early stages of my high school career my study habits were not gratifying. The middle of my high school career was not much better in my maturity.

I was still adjusting to the high school life during the middle of my freshman year. i just had a realization that i had much more freedom than I had in middle school. The thrill of becoming more independent was great...
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