Hmmm….Concerns I have about college? Well yeah of course; every freshman has their worries about their post high school education. Will I find a good group of friends for the upcoming years at this commuters’ school? Will I have a fun social life even though I have a two hour long commute to make twice a day? Will I keep my grades up now that I’ve begun the next step in my life? These are all my biggest worries about college.
In high school, I had the greatest group of friends anyone can ask for. All of us guys have been in the same classes for years, we all had fun going out every weekend, we all had jobs, we all dated girls at the same time, we all played sports and we all had high grades. It’s worrisome to me that they all are in big time universities or med schools, while I’m still living at home. I’m too old to whine about it, so I intend to make the best of my situation.
A social life is important to me. It’s difficult going FROM a lifestyle of floating through school easily getting good grades and partying TO a lifestyle of having to study every night and going to sleep when I finally get home each night. I spent my first couple of weeks of school this year working every day I had off from class. I cut my hours down to working only Sundays hoping to lower my workload. Now with my free time, I get to go on Facebook to see pictures and comments about how fun all my friends are having in college. Usually I’m not the envious type BUTTTTT…..what can I say, I messed up.
High school came easy for me. I rarely studied. My study habits basically went like this:
1) “O crap……we have a test tomorrow?”
2) Stay up and cram for a test the night before
3) Wake up
4) Ace the test
Even with all the AP and CollegeNow classes I took, I still graduated with a 97 GPA. I spent the last few months of high school realizing how this is not a good way to start college. I knew that college matters more than high school and I thought that understanding that doing well in college will land me a better job was enough motivation for me to actually do work and study. Procrastination is my evil best friend. I save everything for the last minute and it will be my inevitable downfall one day. Even right now, I’m rushing to finish this blog. By the way, whoever gave us this very purposeful assignment….GREAT IDEA!
Now what is the difference between high school and Baruch College? Well for me, I consider Baruch College to be a 13th grade. I hope nobody takes that the wrong way. Just my opinion. Not much of a difference. I still live at home. I have to ask my parents to go out. I still get yelled at by my neighbors for driving too fast. I still have to cut the grass. My mom still comes in my room every morning before she wakes up to give me a kiss (Awwww!….yes I know), I still hang out with kids in high school, and I still take classes similar to the ones I took in college. One thing I despise about this school is how we have to take general classes our first two years. Like seriously? WHY? TO BE WELL ROUNDED? I know I want to be a business major. I didn’t come to this school to be an astrophysicist. Taking all these pointless classes isn’t really helping me pursue my dream job. How is Music in Civilization going to provide any benefit for me in life? No offense Professor (I actually enjoy sitting her class), but is identifying a piece of music to be homophonic or monophonic actually important? WHO CARES? I can already tell when there is one person singing or if there is more than one instrument playing two different melodies without needing to take a full semester long class about it. Fact of the matter is that I took way more CollegeNow business oriented classes in high school than I am now.