High School Life and College Life

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High school life and college life are like salt and sugar. They look alike but, in fact, they totally differ in taste.

First, we obtain different information and knowledge. In high school, we are instructed with every aspect of knowledge and concentrate mostly on textbooks; while in college we specialize in a certain subject and should not to confine ourselves to the knowledge on the textbooks. We are supposed to broaden our knowledge by different channels¡Xsuch as doing researches and brainstorming discussions. In high school, we purely recite poems and formulas to finish examination. In college, however, we learn how to employ our knowledge to apply to practicalities.

Second, activities held in college are more than in high school. For example, there are frequent sports games and contests that can be held almost everyday. Though these various activities, we can achieve happiness and knowledge and enhance sociability as well. On the contrary, at high school, activities are seldom held. Most of our time is occupied by the study of different subjects.

Third, although we attend lectures everyday in both high school and college, we have different ways to study. In high school, teachers play an important role in our education. We depend mostly on teachers. By contrast, teachers change into supporting roles in college. As a result, in high school we can get high marks by remembering what key points teachers have said during classes. But, in college we decide what the key point is, solve problems or find answers by ourselves.

In conclusion, high school is a place to absorb fundamental knowledge whereas college is a place to learn independence. Study at high school and study at college are two important journeys in our lives, but the former is like joining a package tour. What we do and go is arranged by tour guides and schedules. On the other hand, the latter is more like joining an individual travel. We decide which way we go and what we like to do. We...
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