Personal Narrative: My Success In College

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College was different than what I originally expected. I was scared I was not cut out for it or that I would fail my classes, even though, I did well in high school. Even my friends that were older than me who already started college, made it seem like it was going to be horrible. But thankfully, that was not my experience. Looking back at the semester, I have had a few successes. First, I did well in all of my classes, which to me is a big success. I thought my classes would be extremely difficult but that was not the case at all. Another success would be that I made some friends. I thought that it would be hard to do because of the fact I am a commuter, but that didn’t make a difference. Additionally, I feel like I have had some smaller successes, as well. For starters, I have become more responsible, which is helpful in college when you need to turn work …show more content…
A big issue of mine is distraction. It is hard for me to really focus on one task, like studying. My mind gets of track and sometimes it can be hard for me to get anything done. Another improvement I need to make is how much time I leave for studying and homework. Sometimes I procrastinate and before I know it I am only left with only a half hour to get all of my homework done for the next day.
In the beginning of the semester, I viewed myself as overwhelmed, nervous and dependent. I had a lot of anxiety about the semester and I did not know how I would juggle both school and work. I also leaned on other people a lot because I was nervous that I would not do well in college. But that view of myself has changed. I am no longer overwhelmed but instead I am handling my stress nicely. I am not nervous because I have seen what college is like and I believe I can handle it. Lastly, I am no longer as dependent but instead I have been able to make more of my own decisions, having a job has helped with

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