Graduation Speech : College Students Essay

1240 Words Sep 2nd, 2016 null Page
For a recently-transferred high school graduate, college can be overwhelming, with so much to do and seemingly little time to do it all. In order to make the most of my time in college and prepare myself for life after graduation, I will need to do well in class and employ my extracurricular activities wisely. Despite only being a part of the post-high school life for three weeks, I have learned that going to college can be a fun and exciting time, especially if I am committed to being successful. Of all my classes this semester, English 111 (also known as Writing and Inquiries, if you prefer) will be particularly important. So what exactly do I need to do in order to be successful in this class? This is a popular question for a majority of college transfer students fresh off the boat, and the first answer that comes to mind may be just as recurring: go to class. Punctuality and attendance is one of the easiest ways to turn the tide in my favor; Professor Foster doesn’t give a fig about whether or not I show up, and neither do my other instructors. Attendance may be optional, but if I wasn’t in class, my grade would suffer on account of all the graded assignments that I would miss. Simply put, there isn’t a magic number of days that I can skip and still manage to scrape out an A+. I might as well be burning my scholarship if I went down that route. There are no tardy leniencies, either; missing more than ten minutes of class will count against me as an absence. But as an…

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