College is an important and new experience for many people including myself. Coming into college I think a lot of people have small mindsets including myself towards what takes place. As Robert Frost said “we come to college to get over our little mindedness.” I agree with statement currently being a freshman in my first semester of college. College in general is a life changing experience that comes with a lot of life lessons. I think a great deal of people come in to college not knowing what to expect. Using Robert Frost quote “We come to college to get over our little mindedness,” I think my own experiences relates in full. I came to college the semester after I graduated from high school not knowing at all what it would consist of. When …show more content…
Doing a presentation in high school with all the classmates I grew up with since preschool was scary enough. I think doing this presentation made me realize the reason why I’m in college. I learned through this experience that the only way to keep going in life is to get over what’s in the way of stopping you. In the beginning I felt like I was coming to college just because it was the right thing to do. For me this was a turning point in my life, I realized the true meaning for me coming to college. I think the true meaning is not worrying about what other people think of you in life, if you’re in college or not. Overall I can say that I came to college and got over my little mindedness in my first semester. I think that having these experiences in life makes you realize the real reason for what you’re doing. I think a lot of people go into college straight out of high school with the littlest mindset about what there getting into. For me learning this lesson early in life will help me through my years in college and I am grateful for that. I think that when Robert Frost says “we come to college to get over out little mindedness” he means that we come to see the real reason why were here in the first
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And Experience that has had an big impact on me had to be when the non profit organization that i partner with decided to have an Homeless stimulation game, whereas you actually live as an homeless person outside and do all the necessary things that they do. Once it hit me that these are everyday people that bleed the exact someway i do, that cry the exact same way i do, I just knew that something or someone from my generation had to step up and make a change, someone had to step up and say ENOUGH! it's time we all start looking out for each other and not just for one another. So it just makes me want to continue to stay in school to further my education so that my future will be bright so that i may give back to all of those in need and not
Why Going to College Matters to God In the article Why Going to College Matters to God, the author ask the question of how society does things without asking why. If people thought about it then we would realize that we do a lot of things without thinking. The author uses an example of the Tibetan herdsman visiting a college in America. The herdsman would be very confused on why students go to class or participate in on campus activities.
In short, Life experience in college offer so many opportunities to students, I will always maintain that college is matter. However, in the other hand to respond to Liz, I don't think two years college are better than four years university. I see college as a short bridge to go through before university, it is a beginning of a dream for some people who will later seek university to master their knowledge. And also, I think it is smarter to think to go college before
Though there are many individuals who believe that college is not for everyone, attending college and getting a higher education can open the gates to many tremendous life changing opportunities such as becoming healthier, begin able to secure jobs, and earning more financially.
Ages 18 through early to mid 20’s is a critical time in a person’s life. Some may go to college, some may go straight into the work force, and some may dwindle for a year or two until they decide what life path to take. In the article, “Who are You and What are You Doing Here?” , Mark Edmundson outlines the importance of choosing what to study, doing what makes you happy, to the “incoming class.” Edmundson’s words take a creative stand point on college and aim to inform, inspire, and persuade the incoming class about college and its actual purposes.
This is simply not the case in the mind of Edmundson. College in his mind is more about the experiences that life has to offer. As he writes about college
Do you ever wonder what college students fears might be? Do you ever wonder what is going through their mind? In the article “The Student Fear Factor” by Rebecca Cox, it explains many different factors that a college student might be going through. The article gives many point of views from other students and what their thoughts about college was. There are some students who either are incoming high school students or are returning which can be a big fear for them the most because they don’t know what to expect from the campus vibe or even what their teacher can be like.
It also instills crucial skills like organization, self discipline and the ability to complete tasks from start to finish. In other words, college helps mold you into a more professional individual. Some may fear that they will attend four years of college but won’t graduate. In the article “Why College Isn’t for Everyone,” it’s simply stated that “...more than 40 percent of those attending four-year colleges full-time to fail to graduate...” (“Why College Isn’t for Everyone” 78).
Hidden Messages, Long-term Results I have always been an animal lover. Although my parents were, and still are, allergic to fur, I had a farm across the road from my house and many neighbors with animals. As a sassy four-year old, I had the mentality of “finders-keepers, loser-weepers” or “if I spot your animal and you're not nearby, consider it mine.” I liked to call it permanently borrowing, but others called it stealing. Starting as a young girl, I would test my abilities and creativity to see how many animals it would take until my mom went ballistic, and how many new hiding spaces I could find.
Besides, college will help me to meet new people, gain experience and skills to get a decent job. As a student, I expect my college to prepare me for all the obstacles that will come in the real world. A good education should not only be theoretical but also should be practical so that the students have a sense of what they are actually
Scrolling through the campus of Winthrop University I catch a glimpse of many diverse students. As I stroll, my mind tends to wonder why are we here? Why did we choose to attend college? Some of us chose to go to college to be a part of different organizations such as Greek life, sports, the school newspaper, honors society’s, etc. Several of us chose to attend college to enjoy hanging out with friends, occasional partying, attending campus events and cheering on the school basketball teams.
As people grow and get older, things change not only externally but internally as well. Through the journey of life we prepare ourselves for what is yet to come. Throughout Roush’s article, he mentions tips and ways to assist the transition into college easy yet enjoyable. “...the college experience (compared to the high school years) is supposed to be a crucial time for growing up…” When students prepare themselves for the transition to college, they must know quite a bit in order to successfully get prepared. During the preparation, they grow mentally.
College is full of experience and to get that experience students need to get involved in campus and use all the resources that their campus offer. For my first semester at university I learned lots of information that helped me go through my first semester and I will keep using this resources until I graduate. and these resources are not just for school but also for my personal life. The first thing I have learned in college is how to manage my time and it's important to know that skill so that I would not waste time doing nothing and get schoolwork done and it won’t make me stressful because I have many assignment and project to do. and to always get done with my priority first which is my school work.
Imagine that you have just graduated high school. You are more full of life, enthusiasm, and energy than you have ever been. Your four years of hard work have finally paid off, and now it is time for the next step. According to your parents, teachers, and just about every other authority figure in your life, college is that step. However, what if that did not have to be so?