Personal Narrative: My Experience As A Student At Northern Virginia Community College

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I have been a student at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) for one semester and over the course of my first semester in college, I have learned far more than I have in all my time in high school, In high school I already knew exactly what I career field I was going into and thought that it everything that had to be done in college would be a breeze. I came into college thinking that I would not have any difficulties in any of the classes that I had to take and I would breeze through college like I had done in high school. I was taken back as to the sheer amount of work and hours that needed to be dedicated in my classes in order to be successful. My first semester in college has taught me more about myself than I could have ever learned …show more content…
I very quickly came to the realization after a full week of classes that college would be much harder than I had originally thought. The initial workload was too much for me to handle since I was taking a full load and it was my very first time in college. I was confused and lost about how things worked and did not know the right questions to ask. An example of this was taking my math class (MTH 154) where my professor gave us homework every single class and required at least a bare minimum of four to six hours of studying alongside the note taking that was done in class and out of class. I had gotten lost after the first week on what was due because of the sheer amount of work I had to do, not only for my math class, but my introduction into college (SDV 111), my English class (ENG 111), my History class (HIS 101), and my introduction into technology (ITE 115) where I had to read over chapters and study over notes from the class the night before. Fortunately, this gave me the opportunity to show myself the best ways in which I handle stressful situations and where to turn to get

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