I am just an average, normal boy that went to Baruch Highschool, and now enrolled in Baruch College. I don’t see a Bill Gates in me, nor do I see a shoe shiner in me. If you were to ask me how I differentiate myself from other teenage boys around my age, I really won’t know what to say. My interest in school is neutral; I don’t hate it nor like it. I am not on the top of my class nor am I on the bottom. I am not a talkative person, nor am I a shy person. My personality could pretty much be expressed through the story of Goldilocks. Not too much, not too little; just the right amount. Aside from that, some hobbies I do enjoy are spending time with friends and family, sleeping, eating, and playing games. I am a hardcore gamer, and I love high end big name computer games that require reflexes and strategy, like World of Warcraft and Starcraft II. In other words, I consider myself a nerd that sits behind the computer screen and I wear that title proudly.
I really don’t have many concerns about college. I just hope everything will end up smoothly. I will try my best to study hard, but I won’t be expecting exceptional grades nor terrible grades. In my perspective of college, I think it’s somewhat pointless. Not to be offending, but my teachers are not very informative. My highschool teachers taught a lot better, and I actually took useful notes in class. In my highschool, we took notes on textbook readings at home and our teachers will go over our notes as a class as well as teach new topics. In college, we are expected to read hundreds of pages in the textbook and take your own notes as the teacher blabbers about random things in class and call it a “lecture.” In a sense, we are educating ourselves. Maybe it’s because I have to get used to college and learn on my own. But then what’s the point of going to class if I can just learn by myself?
Personally, I think the first year in college will change me into a lazier person. Instead of going to school five days a week, I go to school four days a week. Also, we go to school for fewer hours and have a lot more free time. And free time for a teenager usually does not mean studying. I just hope I don’t turn into a fanatic gamer and slacker.