How Gateway Has Changed My Life And My Transition Into College Life

893 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Gateway is designed to help better prepare students for the new journey that is awaiting them. Students have so many new things ahead of them and a whole new world headed their way. Gateway is there to try and make their transition a little bit easier. When coming to college, students are now living on their own. This means stocking their own toilet paper, making sure their trash does not overflow too many times, and many other new things. Despite students being responsible for these things at home, it is different now because when at home, if they forgot or slacked off, someone was there to help them out, but at college if a student forgets to buy toilet paper, they better hope they have some nice friends nearby who are a little bit more responsible. College is full of responsibilities and many new things to learn and experience, but change can be hard sometimes. Gateway has played a big role in that change in my life and my transition into college life. Gateway has helped me transition academically, mentally, and socially to my new lifestyle.
While in Gateway, I was required to do many different things that challenged me to think, one of which being the five different reflective readings. These writings did exactly that: forced and taught me to reflect on past times. In the process of these writings, I learned how beneficial reflecting on a period of life can be. Reflecting helps you look at things with a new perspective, lets you see things in a new light. Because of the…

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