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My First Day at College

By Nicki9933 Dec 04, 2012 553 Words
My First Day at College
As a child I can remember being told that education is very important in order to be successful in life. That is why I have chosen to further my education by going to college. I have always been nervous and scared about going to a new place and meeting new people. On my first day of college nervous emotions flooded through me about meeting new people and learning from professors. I remember the night before my first day at the school; I was excited yet nervous at the same time. I had no idea whether I would run into people I knew, or if I would even enjoy the company of new acquaintances. I was also nervous about my classes and my new mentors that would be crafting me to my chosen profession. Yet, as time passed, I and walked around the school making my way to my classes, my whole opinion changed. Walking through the automatic doors of the great, yellow building, I could hear the chatter of other people talking to their friends about their summers and adventures, but as I peered into the classrooms the faces of these new strangers were solemn and emotionless. As the time before class progressed, people began to wake up and come out of their shells to reveal very nice, likeable people. I made quite a few friends that day and am still making more and more as the year progresses. My fears about the new people of this hustling and bustling school had been abolished. Even though I was no longer nervous about meeting new people the thought of how the teachers and faculty would act still had my knees clacking. In high school, my teachers had a very different method of teaching. Their method was how I put it “babying the class” and teaching the students to regurgitate what the class had learned on a test with very few critical thinking problems or challenging parts. I was scared that my college professors would unleash their fury of everything they knew about their subject and we, as students, had to put it in our own concepts of understanding or had to teach everything to ourselves. To my surprise, the professors were very welcoming and kind-hearted. They told us students that they did not know what we had already been taught so they were going to build us from the ground up to their expectations. The professors worked with us students in a very slow and thorough pace. If I had any questions they took their time to explain to me what they expected or how they wanted their homework or essays to be done. Yet again, another one of my fears had been wiped out about college and my mentors. I know when I get nervous about anything in life I over think things. I am sad to say that that is was happened about my first day at college. Luckily, I gritted my teeth and put myself in the college atmosphere and all of my fears were laid to rest. I find school now a very likeable and easy place to be myself in. On my first day of college I met many new people and found out that my professors and environment was very amiable.

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