The College Experience

Staff Writer: Orian Johnson

University Of North Texas

I’m a freshman in college who’s recently finished his first wave of exams for all five classes, and I feel like I’ve seen and done enough to give a bit of advice to anyone wondering whether or not they want to go to college. First off, it feels amazing not having anyone telling you to wake up or constantly reminding you about anything. The only downside being that it is your job now, and it’s an important one. Personally, I don’t have an issue with getting things done on my own, or making my own routine, but it’s something to consider. The syllabus is, above all else, the most important document you will receive in classes, and there are no exceptions to the rule: read the syllabus. In terms of the workload, I feel it’s more manageable than what I had in high school. If you stay on top of it, you won’t feel the need to worry about anything. There will be students, and even professors, you absolutely can’t stand, but that’s to be expected anywhere you spend a large chunk of your time. Conversely, you’ll meet people you immediately connect with and feel right at home, as if you’ve known them your whole life. Also, depending on the size of the campus, you’ll meet a lot, and I mean a lot of people who share many of your interests, and they’re refreshing to talk to from time to time. Parties are exhausting in any capacity when it’s not just a kickback, but that’s just me. Overall, I feel like I’ve made the right decision coming to college. Being productive is rewarding.