In your high school yearbook, you’ve probably got plenty of signatures proclaiming that you’re such a great friend and you should never change, but in reality, that’s exactly what’s going to happen when you go off to college. Change is an inevitable part of college life, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Here, we’ll take a look at a few of the ways college will impact the way you live.
You’ll meet many more new people. Whether you’re from a small town or big city, going to college means that you’ll be introduced to many more people than ever before. Your high school probably only exposed you to several hundred to a few thousand different people, but college is full of thousands of students, many at different ages, different walks of life, and with viewpoints different than your own. Believe it or not, you will be influenced by knowing and being around these new people in college life.
You will become more responsible and independent. When most people think college student, responsible isn’t always the first thing that pops into their mind, but it’s true. College students tend to become much more responsible when they step on campus. You no longer have strict bell schedules, carpools, and hovering parents to manage your life and education. It’s up to you now, and most college students will take the reins and become more responsible for managing their own lives.
You’ll finally learn how to write. When you get to college, you’ll laugh at all of the short high school papers you used to write, and start writing longer essays with much more thought and skill. You’ll be taught, and adaptively learn how to write clearly and persuasively, and present critical thoughts.
You’ll be exposed to a higher level of thinking. College doesn’t just teach you facts and theories. It teaches you how to think, how to research, and how to create independent thoughts. You may find that college changes the whole way you think, and for most, that’s a good thing.
These are just a few of the ways your college experience will change your life. Whether you’re a high school senior or seasoned college student, you can look forward to these positive changes brought on by the college experience.