Essay About High School Life

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Throughout my entire childhood and most of my teenage years life was simple. My parents were immigrants from Egypt who came here with very little to give me a better life. This made them over protective of me to say the least. Thanks to them and many wonderful teachers for the 12 years I attended school I felt as if I had a safety net underneath me. There was always someone looking out for my best interest and helping to ensure I succeeded. What they didn’t teach me was that the life style change between a high school student and a college student is very difficult for the unprepared. Now I am grateful that I had an easy adolescence; however knowing what I know now I wish my parents and teachers had better prepared me for the changes I had to face.
I went through 12 years of schooling where my success was the top priority. I attended schools and had teachers that cared about me and every other student. However when I started college that safety net without warning, was ripped from underneath me. I learned the hard way that the college was a business first and school second. For instance while researching my program over the summer break
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They were only half right. While studying hard was very useful for getting through high school, the same is not the case for college. Along with studying it is necessary to build your relationship with your peers and professors to be successful in college. When I attended McMaster University for materials engineering I focused too hard on trying to succeed on my own. By the time second year had rolled around the work load increased greatly I was unable to keep up. I had made very little relationships in the first year which made it very difficult to find help. Many students don’t realise how much harder college actually is then high school which leaves them unprepared to handle the

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