Compare And Contrast Essays On Highschool And College
Making a decision on where to go to college was hard. I didn’t know what I wanted from a school, besides a good program of the major I wanted to pursue (which is basically anywhere). I had friends going to universities and just that was persuading me in their direction. How in the world was I supposed to choose?
I had applied to a few schools. Nothing crazy. After my first round of college visits, I was basically set on going to Washington State University. This school was so appealing. Big, a nice Greek Row, good options for housing, and a beautiful campus. Little did I know the next visit I took would be even better.
Boise, Idaho. I had only been there once when I was pretty young, my family was just passing through while headed home on a road trip. All I can really remember is my parents stopping the car just so my brother could take a picture on the blue field. The stadium seemed like it towered over us.
The next time I visited was the fall of my senior year of high school. I came to visit the university because I knew of a few people older than me that went there and loved it. At first, I was skeptical. It was five and half hours from home, which was way too far for a short weekend trip home to visit. I was scared being that far away would be difficult for me (and my family). Although I had mixed thoughts, I fell in love with Boise. The city is growing and full of life. Campus is beautiful, busy, and just right in size. I almost hated myself for liking it so much.
Even after my instinctual thoughts, I was worried about how my college experience would go if I chose Boise State. How would I make friends if I was the only one from my high school going there? What about how far away my family is? Is this really the place that is best for me?
It came down to decision-making time and I chose Boise State, despite my worries. I took a leap, a big one at that, and I never would have expected myself to do so. Thankfully, I am still in love. Nothing could be better. I am a part of an amazing sorority that supports an inspiring philanthropy, I have friends that I really don’t know how I lived without in the first place, and I’m having the best experience in the classroom, both student and teacher wise.
Choose what will make you happiest. I know that is so cheesy, but it is what I learned from my experience with this life-changing choice. Your heart will surely tell you what you want, even if it may be scary. I would never go back and do this differently.
Differences Between High School and College Essay
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It is often said, that high school, prepares a student for college. For certain, a student is being prepared, but only for what the world has to offer, and that is making choices on what to pursue. Certainly, most people would concur with this statement. But, the fact to consider is, that high school does not prepare a student for the major difference in the challenge. One difference in the area of challenge is the work. In high school, students are not challenged with assignments. Generally, an assignment in high school does not require much depth. When it comes to homework in high school, students are not assigned homework often. As well, in high school, most instructors do not promote the proper grammar, punctuation or…show more content…
In college, there is a definite difference in expectation, and this is a major challenge. In high school, students are cradled by the teachers and administration. If a person is to fail an assignment, the students have as many chances possible to pass. In addition, if a student fails an exam, this will not mean that the student fails the course. Therefore, this causes major problems going to college. In college, most courses require that the student passes the exam with a certain grade determined by the school. In addition, for most courses in college, it is expected that the student gets a 55 or 60 percent in the course, depending on the course. Furthermore, in college, students are expected to learn quicker. What is meant by this is, that in high school, students are taught at a slower rate. Therefore, it is definite that in high school, having less expectation reflects in college, by causing more of a challenge for the student to adjust. Finally, achieving a high grade in college is more difficult than in high school. In high school, grades are easier to achieve and there are greater opportunities for marks. Usually, a student is graded on many different areas, including; attendance, participation, effort, and organization. Also, students are graded on evaluations and assignments. These are the areas which are graded, and these account for a large portion of the final