The best and worst things about being a college student?
College is not only about studying.....
I shall start by mentioning the worst things about being a college student.
1. Endless Assignments
Professors expect the students to learn as much as they can on their own. Hence, the need for not just one project, but sometimes a few projects in just one semester. However, as in college, a student takes more than just two or three subjects per semester, this can add up to a lot.
At college, everything costs money. Firstly, your tuition fees. Next you have to pay for rent, food, books and so on. It is when you are a student at college, with more responsibility to manage money that you realise how important money management is. Then comes the need to find part-time jobs in order to live more comfortably.
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College prepares you
Now, I come to the best things about being a college student
Now, that you are at college, you will have the freedom to select courses which you enjoy. And if you decide to do so, you have the freedom not to attend classes. For most classes especially lectures, no attendance is taken. However, there is one thing to take note of. By not attending classes, it is assumed that you will have to catch up on your own.
2. Huge network
At college, you will meet people from different backgrounds. This will broaden your mindset and allow you mix with people whom you would not have encountered in you high school. Nevertheless, this will only be relevant if you decide to step out of your comfort zone and befriend others whom may seem strange and too different from you.
Lastly, an advice from a final year undergraduate (that's me!). Whatever you choose to study in university, do remember that your studies should not be everything. Instead, use the precious time you have at college to gain new experiences, learn soft skills and make new friends!
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