This blog today will be about the work involved in college. Now as a freshman in college I can’t say that I know all the work that goes along with college, but from my short experience there is a lot. I realized this late. I looked at college more like high school. There was work in to be done in high school but I could prolong that and still pass. College is nothing like high school. There is a lot that you have to deal with on your own.
My first example would be the syllabus. I never really read a syllabus until I got into college. We did receive them in high school but we never really had to look at it. This was different because in college the instructor goes over the syllabus once. Then from that point on it’s the students job to keep looking at it and studying for test and quizzes. I found this out the hard way. My math class has labs that we do but the instructor didn’t tell us when it was due. She just asked for it the day it was due. This was bad because I didn’t look at the syllabus. So I didn’t know that we had a lab due. Along with looking at the syllabus I should have been doing the homework that was due.
Me not doing homework is another example of the work that goes with college. I would look at my syllabus and again get that high school mentality. I wouldn’t do the homework because I thought that my instructor wouldn’t collect it. So when ever we had a quiz but my instructor took to long reviewing instead of giving us a quiz she would collect the homework. This was bad for me because as stated earlier I didn’t do my homework. This was another wake up call for me that I was no longer in high school. Also I need to start getting serious and do my work.
There is more work than that but that is pretty much what I have experienced so far. Sooner or later because of the major I have chosen I will soon have to do labs in class. Those I will definitely be a lot of work and I’m going to have to be prepared. I will be prepared by looking at the syllabus and by doing my homework so I am not struggling or failing.
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