My First Year At Hampshire Essay
As for academic goals, I wanted to improve my penmanship, and do well in classes. I worked on my penmanship, but the closest I can come to neatness is if I go really slow, which does not always work in a situation where I need to take notes quickly, so I need to think of other ways to improve. I might have to seek out help from someone who can teach me how, which seems a little ridiculous at my age, but if it helps, it will be worth it.
An unexpected challenge was actually writing. I excelled at writing in high school, and often times found myself needing to shorten my essays to a more appropriate page length, but when I came to Hampshire, I struggled to make them long enough. The page requirements were twice what was expected in high school. I worked a lot with teaching assistants to help me figure out how to lengthen essays. I feel I definitely improved, but still have a ways to go before I am able to write long and well done essays.
I expected to join a lot of clubs…