My experience as a freshman in Baruch College was totally different compared to high school. Even though I try my best to adjust myself to get used to the new environment, I still find some challenges, especially in some classes that I have been registered in.
Ever since my first day at Baruch College, the new life experience here has not
lived up to my expectation. When I stepped into Baruch College, I have always thought that I would get a good grade like high school as long as I finished all the assignments and did well in the tests, Unfortunately, college is not like high school, I have to focus on a lot of things. Also, sometimes I need to stay up to review the materials that were given by my professors, however, I could not arrange my time well in order to get through all the materials for different classes. Now, I begin to question myself that whether I could achieve my goal which I have established in the beginning of the first semester.
Basically, everything goes well except for the cours I have been admitted in. I make a lot of friends from different areas and we get along well with each other. For example, we will eat our food together during the lunch time and then go to library to study, so we can help each other to deal with different problems. On the other hand, even though I receive a harsh schedule, I feel so comfortable in some classes because the professors understand how to motivate their students and make jokes in order to attract students’ attention to the class, I really enjoy those classes.
Actually, if I can restart my life experience in college, I think I will drop philosophy class immediately instead of the day before deadline because it is too difficult for me to understand the different topics and make connections. I tried my best to review the books and take notes, but I was still confused about the ideas so that I did not do well in the tests. Also, the students around me have always told me that it was so difficult for people to take PHI class in the first year of college. By contrast, if I drop the course, I can get enough time to focus on the materials from another class. The most important thing is that I can reduce my pressure and feel relax.
Ultimately, since I have started college, I became extrovert and felt optimistic about everything happened to me. I knew that it was important to be independent and I didn’t have enough time to complain because I could achieve many goals during that period. Also, I understood that it was easier said rather than done for everything in college, so I have always told myself to take an action to be successful and never give up.
In all, I will enjoy my new life at Baruch College and regard it as a life stage
for the future.