Today is day 21 of the October Blogging Challenge. Today’s prompt is “Throwback Tuesday”. I think the creator of this whole thing must have got a tad confused, because girl it ain’t Tuesday.
To go along with the “throwback” theme I decided to write a post on the differences between high school and college.
You have probably heard this a million bazillion times, but high school doesn’t prepare you for anything close to the amount of work and exams that you get in college. Going along with this, the professors don’t really necessarily care about you as much as your teachers did in high school. I know this sounds kind of harsh, but it’s definitely true.
One of the wonderful things about college is that you can be yourself one hundred percent of the time. Nobody knows anything about you or what you were “labeled” as in high school when you come to college. Therefore, you can wear whatever you want, express yourself however you want, and be true to yourself without worrying about what anyone else thinks when you come to college. This is awesome because it’s a fresh start from everything that you may have been characterized as in high school.
This was probably one of the saddest parts of the transition between high school and college for me. In high school (or my high school), being a member of two of more sports teams was more than common. These teams were like your family and although they had to be somewhat prioritized; you could still have a fun time while being a team member. When it comes to college, the whole sports thing gets a lot more competitive. Unless you’re planning on being really committed, it’s tough to play a sport in college. Most colleges also recruit you to play for their sports teams, unlike high school where you would try out for the team.
This is tough because I wasn’t really involved in too much “high-school drama” (perks of having 3 friends), but from what I have heard, there is a lot less drama in college. This kind of goes hand in hand with the whole no judgment thing.
The food sucks in college, but I think that I’ve made this pretty evident when I talk about it in almost every one of my blog posts.
You have probably heard this a bunch of times too. When coming to college you definitely get a lot more freedom than you had when you were living home. Although this may sound super awesome, it can get kinda lame at times. It’s up to you to create time management, it’s up to you to make sure that you do your laundry, and it’s up to you to make sure that you’re getting everything that you need to get done, done.
In high school you have a set number of classes for each day. Most high schools start at around 7:00 and end at around 2:30-3:00. In college this is totally different, you have only about 1 or 2 classes for day and they can be at a number of different times. This is awesome because you get a lot more time to do things in between classes. If you love sleeping in, this is great for you because you can choose to have all your classes later on in the day.