Essay on My First Year Of College

2539 Words Dec 13th, 2016 11 Pages
“Wow. That semester of college came as a shock.” This is what I thought at the end of my first semester of college. “I was not prepared at all and it ended up being one of my worst semesters of school.” There was no turning back; it was over with. Gone. I had no chance at going back and redoing what had happened. The only thing to do was to learn from the mistakes and move on; improve for the next semesters to come. The first semester, is a big wake-up call, it changes students in many ways; by throwing them into real life, waking them up a bit, then teaching them several “do not’s” of reality, and when it’s all said and done, the students look back and realize that high school didn’t prepare them like the teachers said it did. The first year of college is like being thrown into real life when, up until that point, you’ve been living a fairy tale. Going into college most students think that good grades are going to be handed to them one silver platter, just like in high school, but that is definitely not the case. Life is no joke, you have to work for what you want. Students, and adults in general, don’t understand that. They think that right as you walk through the door, the teacher is going to hand them a piece of paper that says, “Congratulations! This class does not require any hard work, you automatically get an A. Have a wonderful day.” Heck, that would be great! But that’s not how it works. In order to succeed in school, and life, students have to work for what…

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