Short piece about college life for 12th graders.

Essay by eMm_jAyI2High School, 12th gradeA, October 2005

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College can be the best four years of your life, if you are prepared for all the changes you have to go through to get there. I asked my buddy Ian, who is a freshmen at Ohio State, what some of the biggest differences from High school and college are. He told me, that, for one thing, you have A LOT more free time. And I use the word free loosely. The thing is, you don't have a school day. You have classes. For example, on Mondays, you might have English at 9 and then Social Studies at 1. That might not sound like a big deal to you, but some people need something to do, because they get sidetracked easily. Before he told me what to do with all the time, he told me what not to do. "It's really tempting to get drunk, or messed up before a class, but I wouldn't recommend it.

For one thing, missing one class is the equivalent to missing a week of high school. They're that important. "Another thing to remember is no one is going to hold your hand, and make you go. That's on you. If you goof around and skip classes (Who would EVER skip a class? ) they will just kick you out, and you won't get any credit, which blows, because you're pretty much paying to be there. So don't skip.

So what do you do with all the free time you find yourself with during the week? Simple answer: Anything to keep busy. "If you're getting're doing something wrong, and missing out on a lot of things. Try joining a club, or playing some sports. Most colleges have an Intramurals program for you to join, which is a great way to meet friends, and...