The Crossover

Topics: High school, College, School Pages: 2 (747 words) Published: February 15, 2007
The Crossover

In my lifetime I have been told to go to college and make something of myself many, many times by many different people. Now that I have come to that point in my life, I realize that I am in the right place and on the right path to accomplish that feat. I have now completed a semester of college and I am very confident that I will finish college, earn my desired degree, and make something out of myself. The transition from high school to college is a huge and very crucial one. The two are quite different, but adjusting is not as difficult as I imagined it would be. College life, for the most part, has been great so far. The educational environment is the most difficult part to adjust to. In high school we had classes that lasted an hour and a half and we had to see our teachers everyday. In college, most classes are not as long and you do not have to attend the same class everyday. The great part about college is all the people that you meet. A melting pot of new people surround you everywhere, and most of them are cool, which makes friendships easy to come by. I can already tell that college will be a great experience. I will be able to receive a great education while making many new friends.

When I arrived at college I really did not know what to expect in the classroom or from the teachers. The classes are harder and that was not a surprise to me, but the teachers are quite a bit different than I thought they would be. I knew that college had to be more difficult than high school, and it is definitely that. College classes require more thinking and more time put aside to do homework and study. I am taking some hard courses this semester and I know they are going to get harder. This semester I took Comp I, American Nation I, Calculus I, and University Physics I. I have already done way more studying and homework than I ever had to in high school. There is a bunch of downtime at college and believe me, it is needed. Although...
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