My First Semester Of College Essays

837 Words Dec 12th, 2016 4 Pages
My first semester of college has been an intersting learning experience. It has been full of ups and downs. I’ve learned a lot since being in college, mostly how to take charge of my life and get my priorities straight. I learned that being successful in college depends on how you prioritize your work and how serious you take it. At first my priorities weren 't where they were supposed to be, and I realized my grades were going to suffer if I did not change. A big part of college is maturing and getting your priorities straight, and that’s one big thing I’ve learned so far. College really makes you grow up fast because you are on your own and your parents aren’t there to be on top of you. In High School, especially cathiloc school, the teachers tend to be on top of you as well. I enjoy how St. Francis is a small college. At large colleges, especially in your first year as a freshman, the classes can have 200–300 students at one time. I feel as if that would be difficult to keep up. At St.Francis I realized class size is much smaller, allowing for more student to professor interaction. I feel like I am more than "just a number” at a smaller college. You have plenty of opportunities to get to know both your instructors and your classmates and I have valued that tremendously along with the strong sense of community St. Francis has to offer. My goals coming into St. Francis was to major in nursing. They have changed once realizing how rigorous and involved the nursing program…

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