After attending grade school for 13 years, college is a great change! College is your choice, so most of the people that attend college want to learn; therefore, they are not there just because they are forced to go. It is a better learning environment because there are more positive people who will work with you in groups.
Also, you have to make your own schedule in college instead of having everything handed to you. In other words, you have to make sure you schedule the right classes, and you have to make sure that you can take the classes you need. College students also have to make sure they schedule their classes early because there are only so many seats per class, and sometimes you have to take prep classes before you can take a desired class. Over all, college offers more responsibilities than grade school does.
Next, a noticeable difference between college and high school are some of the academic responsibilities given to you. College has two 16 week semesters in a year. This means that one high school year is turned into 16 weeks; in addition to this, a college student will learn twice as much in one year than a high school student. Even more, some professors don’t check homework, so if you don’t know how to do something on your homework, you have to ask for help because they will assume you know the material. You have full responsibility for your grades. It is your job to pass your class, but there is no need to be afraid of college.
Your professors will help you; in fact, they like it when students ask them for help. It will also allow you to get to know your professor a little bit better. Always make sure you do your homework to better yourself, and you can even buy a planner, use your phone, or even make your own calendar to keep track of your time and days for when assignments are due. Anyone can successfully pass college as long as they want to. As long as you are willing to take on all the responsibilities, you will pass, and you will most likely have a successful future.
– Emily, student blogger