College is one of the most significant times in a person’s life. Every year high school kids will visit many different colleges so that they can be confident in their college decision. Some kids will follow in their parent’s foot steps and base their decision on where their mom or dad went, though, not all kids are fortunate to have help from their parents. Many kids nowadays may be the first in their family to take on higher education. The article, “First Generation College Students: Unprepared and Behind” by Liz Riggs explains that kids who are the first in their family to take on college are at a disadvantage compared to kids with parents who attended college.
College is the best time of your life! I was so nerves heading into college as a freshman! It seemed so unreal going onto a campus so large and not being the big senior on campus. One of the most challenging in thing was keeping up the all the deadlines for school; applying, picking classes, applying for finial aid and picking out dooms to stay in. I would like to explain the process for applying for finial aide.
During the last year and a half at ECC I have been able to start fulfilling my education goals by getting a good education and find out what I want to go to college for. The college has helped me in many ways not only with my education. One example of this is I have been able to work the whole time that I have been attending classes. This allowed me to save enough money that now when I transfer to NIU in January with my associates degree, I will be able to pay for it in full without taking out student loans. This was one of my fears be for going into college was that I was going to be in debt after.
Education is very important to all of us as we decide what type of career we want. While I attended public schools growing up, I always thought about attending college. However, I became prepared for college when I attended Heritage High School through academic programs such as taking advanced placement classes, listening to advice from guidance counselors, and developing intelligent study habits to pursue my goals. One way I prepared for college while in high school was taking AP classes. Since AP classes are more difficult than standard class I had to put forth my best.
It took weeks to understand the process of applying for financial aid and luckily I now understand how it works. I have chosen this topic because many younger students attend college out of high school and do not know what they are setting themselves for when they graduate from college. “You’re looking for colleges that deliver good value—a high quality education at an affordable price” (Bodar, 286). You do not need
For the first time in my life, I realized that learning could be about me and my interests, about who I was,” (Paul) a student said. I myself have made a connection with my major, which is art. It took me a few tries to figure out what type of career I can work in and enjoy. My first year in college we did an assignment that helped us determine what jobs fit our personality. I could see how many people really didn’t know what they wanted to do in high school, but after spending some time in college they find that path much easier.
Entering my senior year of high school. I can officially say I have put the pieces back together. I have learned that anything is possible, if you express hard work, dedication, and commitment. The lesson I have taken from failure will be the fundamental reason why I will succeed in college. The fundamental reason why I succeed in
This documentary was about first-generation college students at K-State University and basically how they were able to adjust to college and discover what they wanted to do which for all of them was become a teacher. There are nine different stories on nine different people listing the obstacles they had to go through and basically what lead them to discovering themselves and becoming the person that they are today. This documentary to me was very helpful to see that there are many other kids like me who are doing this for a first time and that everyone faces challenges but we have to overcome them by finding what makes them happy to keep them focused. I realized that I identified with each and every one of them in different ways and they all
Narration Essay I just finished High school, so I was ready to go to college. I had thoughts about the subject at the time, because I heard that college is harder than High school. All I can think about is how should I go about starting out in college? I could ask some questions while I’m there. I have to take this necessary path for a better life for me.
My involvement with faculty and students has helped shape me back into the focused and driven student I was when I went into college. I take full responsibility for the grades that I earned early on. I simply was not mature enough and I failed to realize the effort it would take to be successful in college. The knowledge I have gained from my involvement with the school has been beneficial in my academic and personal maturity. I have learned from my immaturity, and I know I am ready to be successful as a
Why Go To College? Life presents many opportunities, whether or not you take advantage of that or not is up to yourself. School is a very important part of people’s lives. Everyone grows up in school and spend the majority of their beginning years of life in school. At some points it feels as though people’s lives are based solely around it.
But now I think it’s one of the most important class you could take as a freshman. Not only do you meet people from your same major, the program guides you through your first year. It’s a class that you definetly need to help you from the transition of high to college. I am so glad this class is offered and recommended to freshmens. My recommendations to the UNIV program would only be one; to always keep it as a mandatory requirement to all freshams.
College has defiantly changed me. I feel as if I gained more knowledge the time I have been in college verses the time I spent in high school. I can defiantly tell you that you as a person will become more mature and much more knowledgeable the day you first step foot into your first college class. The advice I can give you is to take things step by step. Look at everything thoroughly and analyze your work.