October 25th 2009
SLS Reid M/T/W 8:00
My Community College Experience
So far my community college experience has been the best I’ve ever had. I have enjoyed the freedom, my coursework, and all the new friends I’ve made. When I first started college, I wasn’t excited at all. I just knew that the work wasn’t going to be as difficult as a university and I basically saw the whole idea as a joke. After just a couple of short months at Florida State College of Jacksonville, I see now that everything I thought about the school was just a simple minded cliché. Not only is this the same environment as a university but they have the same type of activities as well. I have not a doubt in my mind that going to a junior college prior to attending a university will set me up for the utmost success. My first day at FSCJ was an eye opening experience of what college life was really going to be like. There was so much more freedom than in high school. When you have to use the restroom or make a phone call, permission is not needed, everything is on your time. When you miss a class, nobody is going to call your mother or give her an update on how your classes are going. As a matter of fact, I soon found out that your parents aren’t even allowed access to your grades unless granted permission by you. I believe this is right around the time I started loving college life. If you party all night and don’t feel like going to class the next day, you don’t have to, but it is still your responsibility to get your work. This has bought me to my next subject, responsibility. Unlike high school, teachers do not care if you pass or fail, they do not care if you don’t come to class, or about your excuses on why your work isn’t done. Nobody is there to babysit you anymore, everything becomes real. That’s when I realized that this was finally real life. Another thing I also enjoy about college life is the coursework. I enjoy the freedom of getting your assignment...