Many people believe in the anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nelson Mandela who said that “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”. Only a few may become famous in the challenge to change the world on a large scale however, transforming a life can be assured through education and one reformed life is less one miserable life in this world that ultimately changes the world. As such, many hope and dream to go to college and get a better life. Pursuing college education brings about hopes of young people that their dreams will come true however this is also coupled by the fears of what is beyond their imaginations and expectation. This writing will explore the common hopes and fears of college students and where these could possibly lead them in their endeavor. As one enjoys reading, it is the hope of this writer that readers will be illuminated about the optimism and terror that college students face.
The main purpose of students going to school is for them to succeed in life and they enter the walls of colleges with the hope that they will be able to step up the ladder of success. Firstly, students hope to get good grades because this surely will help them build a good foundation for their future employment. Personally, I looked forward to gaining good grades and I still do. I know that the demands of college are difficult so that I braced myself when I first entered the school and decided to do my best in order for me achieve this goal. Although there have been so many changes that I have to adjust to, I think that after almost eight weeks in college, I could say I managed pretty well to cope with the clamors of college education in order for me to get good grades. I know I could do even better so I now have a new hope of improving my grades and impress myself and if possible, my professors as well. Gaining good grades is essential for me because it establishes how professors might perceive students and eventually ...Show more