September 25, 2011
I am an ordinary student study inBaruchCollege, and also my name is common among people, I often meet people who have the same name with me, but I am unique in the world. I firmly believe that everyone is different from the other people; there will not be two people exactly the same, even if they are twins. Everyone is unique in the world. I am optimistic, I am sanguine, I never fear hardships, I try my best to do everything, and I never give up. I play a lot role in my life. Though I am not perfect, still I am the only one in the world.
About my first freshman year inBaruchCollege, for me the most concern is how to pass all the classes and maintain a high GPA. It is the challenge to my English. My English is poor, but the classes demand a richer and more subtle mastery of the English, I do not have enough confidence about that. I need to build up my confidence in college. My second concern is about time management. Because I always think the time is not enough for me to do all the study. I should learn to how to use my time effectively. My third concern is about the major that I should choose. I only know that I want the major in business, but I am not sure which one of it. I am equivocal in this case, but I think it is very important for my future, so I need to make a decision after long deliberation. I hope I will figure it out soon.
I think my high school experience seems to much easier than the college experience. The college is much different from the high school; it needs to do a lot work on our own initiative. For example, there are many reading materials we need to read everyday, it makes me become dizzy and lose my bearings. I spend a lot time in doing homework, and writing the essay. It seems to I can not finish all of them forever, but I will never give up, and I will keep trying and trying. In the high school, the teachers teach us how to learn, but in the college, the professors teach us how to think. We need to figure out many things by ourselves. I will make efforts to do all my work well.
I think the college life will make me become more industrious and independent. My life may be more colorful in the college. Sooner or later, my dream will come true one day.
The human is a drop water in the ocean when compared to the infinite expanse of the universe. Even though I am an ordinary people as negligible as a grain of sand, I believe that I am a unique person who has different experiences and challenges in the world. Also, I am a tough girl who always takes an optimistic attitude to face life no matter what kind of obstacles or calamities would befall her.
As a freshman at Baruch college, there are three concerns about my college life in first year. The first and the most important concern is my English skill. English as a second language for me, it probably become an stumbling block when I study in various academic areas . I wish that I have more participations and opportunities to improve my English level during studying in Baruch College. The second concern is GPA, I already heard some complains which it is hard to get a high GPA in college. I think that getting a good grade depend on what kind of learning attitudes you take. However, I will try my best to do it. Finally, I am afraid that whether I am able to accommodate the new college life. It is unacquainted for me to accept numerous strange things, like new relationship, environment and different academy. Anyway, I am firmly convinced that I have ability to adopt new life with my change and endeavor.
Obviously, I realized that Baruch College experience different from my high school experience. There are full of pressure surrounding me in the college. The pressure is not only form an overload of studies, but also it is made by competitive force between me and other student. Therefore, those tension could become an motivation to encourage me to keep forward , develop and change.
Ultimately, I expect that I will make my English skill to be advantage in the first college year. Additional, I am eager to expand my relationship net through making more friends in order to inspire myself to study merits from those persons. However, I look forwad to completing my achievements at Baruch College.
College is a new start of our lives. We get more chances to explore the world. But fit into this new life in the college is not easy.it makes me have several concerns at the beginning of the college. And I realize this new life will also shape my personalities
As I step into the Baruch college, a totally new environment for me. I realize I will have lots of obstacles in front of me, and it makes me concern many things. First I am worried about my grades. I want to get a good GPA. But the class works and the readings are much harder than I thought. The amount of readings for one day can be ten times more than the works in my high school. I am also concerned that I cannot fit into the Baruch society. I did not know anyone here, and get to know the new people and the new professors can be really hard. So I am afraid that I cannot make friends in this new environment. What I concerned most is my writing skills. After I saw the syllabus, I realize there are many writing assignments, and those essays play the most important part for determining your grades. I just came to this country three years ago, so I am not a great English writer, I may have some grammar mistakes. So I am worried that will affect my grades.
The college’s experience can really affect me in many ways. I think I will be more independent after my first year in Baruch. The college is all on you, the professor will not push you to do your homework and readings like the high school teachers did. So it is all our responsibility to do our work and study the class materials by ourselves. I will also learn how to manage my time better after the first year. There are lots of readings and essay assignments. I realize that we cannot wait until last minute. We have to plan ahead. If the paper is due tomorrow, we have to start one week before. So we don’t have to work until 3 o’clock at the midnight. We always have to be well prepared for everything. Last, I think the college experience will make me become a more outgoing person. I see the college experience in Baruch is really fun. There are many clubs and activities. I will try to join them, and participate with them. So I will have opportunity to meet more people, and make more friends.
The life in Baruch is really exciting. It can affect us very much. We may meet many obstacles, and have many concerns. But we should not give up. We all come to Baruch for a future dream, and if we work harder, this dream will come true.
I am an ordinary student among the thousands of students in the Baruch College.I always pay my attention to my dream and try my best to achieve it, even though I have to face different kinds of challenges.Also,I am a person who never feel dispressed no matter what happen to me,because I always talk to myself that I need to keep smile with people,then the people may have the same feeling with me.So be optimistic is my expect way to enjoy my new life in college.
As a freshman of the college,I have to acclimatize myself to the new surrounding.There are several concerns about my freshman year at Baruch College.First, time management is my biggest concern. Usually,I do my job without any sense of the time,however it is important to develop the time mangement in college, because I have to get in the class on time and finish the assignments without exceeding the deadline.Also,in order to catch up with the teachers’ schedule,I have to preview the book and review it after class which I never did before.Secondly,I concern about my academics,it is difficult to get high GPA the help of the professor and classmates.I know that the GPA determines whether I develop my skills during the classes.Certainly,I wish I could develop my abilities to have a good foundation for the future in college.Finally, I worry about whether I can get used to the new life,college seems like a diffetent stage during the entire life,I have to face new rules,new people,and new surroundings.sometimes,I need to make a change to fix myself in order to interact with new things without misunderstanding.
Baruch College experience is different from my high school,it not only offers me a chance to develop my academic skills,but also cultivate my abilities to look toward the social life.During the college,it teaches me to be independent and mature when I deal with a problem or socialize with the other students.The most important thing is that it reminds me of my responsibilities,I could understand what is my duty and what should I need to do.Anyway, I would learn a lot of knowledge which I never understood during the high school.
Ultimately, during the first year of Baruch College,it impove my writing and conmunication skills.Also,it help me to understand how to get well with the new people.Just be brave and extroversion.I think it may change me to manage my time intelligently and size the every opportunity exist.I feel excited to figure out my dream and look forward to the new experience in Baruch College .
Let’s fighting together to have a different and excited new college life.
September 24, 2011
September 23, 2011
“Who do you think you are?” I think I am a follower of my dreams. If my life is without a dream, I may feel like my soul is taken away from me. College offers the opportunity for me to discover my dreams and also to help me to reach them.
My top three concerns about freshman year at Baruch are: my grades, finding new friends and improving my English. I am most concerned about my grades. I expect to pass all of my courses, and not get dismissed from the college. I also expect that my first year at Baruch will be very exciting. I look forward to gaining more confidence as my studies progress. Another thing I care about is friendship. Baruch is a new environment for me right now, so I hope to meet new friends so we can have fun, learn, and also support each other if we are feeling down. I also want to improve my English. I have been in the United State for 4 years, but my English have not really been reflective of it. I hope to have great progress with my English during my first year.
There are a lot changes happening around me every day. I feel like I am maturing and growing more and more every day. I also found that college involves more work and responsibility. In high school the teachers were micro-managers, making sure we did our homework or took notes during the class. In college, I find the need to motivate and manage myself in order to complete my assignments. Unlike high school, it’s motivating to see that everyone at Baruch seems more serious about their studies, and are working very hard. At first I felt bored with so much free time. Each day I just sat around waiting for the time pass then go to the next class. Finally I began to take the time to go to the library with my classmate. We found that most everyone in the library were focused on their studies. This was motivating to us, so we sat down, took out our own books, and began to study. The library atmosphere forced us to be productive between classes. It made the time seem to fly by, and we forgot about being bored. One of the great aspects of Baruch that I found is that there are many resources that we are privileged to have access to. The college not only has a great library, but also a computer lab and writing center and some other tools. These resources are very helpful to my studies and college experience. There are also many activities offered at Baruch. These activities can help me to develop my interests in other areas, offering me the opportunity to be a happier and more well rounded person.
I think my first year of college will change me because I will begin to improve my writing and communication skills. I will also meet new friends, and at the same time I will get onto the right path toward my dream.
I am a student. I am a ordinary student at college who is trying to discover the different possibilities in life. I am a sister. I give my little sister my care and help whenever and wherever. I am a daughter. I give my full attention to what my parents has to say and try to reach to the goals that they have set for me. I am a friend. I sit patiently and listen to the stories and problems that a friend has to share. Who do I think I am? My answer would be that I have several different roles in life, but all of them makes me who I am.
Freshman year at college is the hardest time because it is difficult to adjust to the new surrounding. There are several concerns I have about myself for my freshman year at Baruch College. First, the academics is my biggest concern. The way classes progress and the ways professors teach concerns me the most. It is hard to tell if what I am doing is right or what I am doing is the way that it should be as a college student. GPA is a important part of college and I hope to be able to have a good start in the academics. Second concern would be getting accustomed to the college life. College is a different stage in life, several adjustments has to be made in order to fit in and flow with the others. Third Concern would be meeting new people. I hope to meet and learn about different people in Baruch but it is difficult because Baruch is a commuter school. I hope to find a balance between school life and social life.
College offers a lot of independence and freedom. Independence and freedom are great way to adjust to the adult life, but being an adult means that I would have to manage myself properly or else I will be the one to take all the responsibilities for failing to complete my requirements. In high school, there are always someone there to remain you of what to do and what should you do. In college, it is all about self-dependent and self-discipline.
I think the first year at college will change me into someone who is more independent and mature. College allows me to learn how to manage my time and use them wisely, and learn about the different opportunities that college has to offer. I am excited to find out what the college has to offer and to discover the endless possibilities.
Among 7 billion people all over the world, I’m just like a small ant on one leaf, which flows in the broad ocean without ending. Sometimes, I experience some “storm”, but no matter how hard the situation is, I still believe that, there will be one day, when I find my own ideal place to land.
“Who do you think you are?” This is a hard question to answer. People usually can’t see their own portrait rightly. To be honest, I don’t believe there is a perfect person in the world, and of course, I’m not a flawless person either, especially, I have strong feeling of jealousness, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing to have, because that always inspires me to improve to the same level as others whom I’m jealous with.
Time surely goes by fast. 2 years ago, I’m still a little girl in China, who is wondering around, and do nothing, depending on parents, teachers and friends, but now I’m in America, the country with freedom, but the only one you can count is yourself. During the two years, what I have learned is not only the language, but the ability to live independently in society. Maybe sometimes, I fell lost and confused, but everything will work out in the end.
As a college student, it’s just as hard as I imagine, the way you behave has to be more mature, and things you have to concern are also much more than in high school. First, making friends are might not as easy as you think. I want to make a lot of friends who are from different countries all over the world; this is the goal that I didn’t accomplish during my high school year, because of the language barrier. I’m still worried about that now, but I will try, and I believe that I will accomplish someday, because there 4 years left after all, time is enough. Second, the way of teaching in college is really different than high school. There is no one who will help you hand by hand anymore or pages of notes on the board for you to copy. You have study by yourself, and taking notes by listening. Actually, I still can’t fit in this kind of situation very well now, but I will try to fit as soon as possible, because there are some tests coming up soon, I may fail the test though. Third, the writing skill problem has bothered me for a long time, and plus there are so many paper works and essays need to do in college, so I have to work harder to improve it, maybe I will go find some help from the Wring Center someday.
Still, there are so many concerns about college, but I believe this is also a great chance for me to jump to a brand new level of life; maybe it’s going to be a turning point. Anyway, college life just start, there are still many unknown things to explore, and I’m also looking forward to it.
College life, fighting!