Students should be serious
The first semester of college can be stressful on anyone - from the fresh freshmen to the seasoned sophomores.
Numerous changes happen within a short period of time. Suddenly, new responsibilities are sprung on the student, and life is comparably different from that of high school.
Teachers no longer tell students what to do every step of the way.
Sure, some offer helpful tips and hints along the way, but ultimately it is up to the student to take the responsibility to get the work done on time.
College itself is intimidating. The word carries a certain prestige even when referencing a small community college such as NIACC.
Students should be proud to be attending college when so many are unable.
It should not be taken lightly; college should be considered as a full-time job and deserves the attention a real job would demand.
So many students today take college for granted, skipping classes on a regular basis and not giving school full attention.
I treat my schoolwork like my job, because in a sense, it is.
A full course load of 18 credit hours is pretty close to the number of hours one would work in a typical part-time job.
I, for one, am grateful for college. I’ve learned so much already in my two semesters at NIACC that I didn’t in high school, both academically and personally.
If it wasn’t for the Introduction to Journalism class I took during my first semester at NIACC, I would be aiming for a career in the science field (which I have also found out I’m not really cut out for) rather than something more writing related.
With this column in mind, I hope those that do not take college as seriously as they could start to take notice, and those that are already treating school seriously continue to do so.