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WRA 101 Project 1

Khalid Dunor

Due Date: 05/21/2020

Professor: N.Mccleese

WRA 101 Project 1

My College Experience

Going to college is an exciting experience for young adults. It is the pivotal point in time where you are able to make your own footprints and leave your mark in the world. You are making choices that will decide your future or fate. With all this freedom there comes a lot of responsibility. Which will ultimately make your college experience a positive or negative experience, The choice is ours to make.

Throughout my lifetime I have listened to people reflect back on their college experiences and explain how college is supposed to be “the best experience of your life.” The summer after my senior year I used to try and imagine what my first semester was going to be like based on what I had heard people talk about in the past. After my first semester at Henry Ford High School, I realized that I couldn’t fully understand what college was like until I experienced it for myself. My first couple of weeks at Michigan State University was rough and really tested my strength (mental and physical). I faced challenges and obstacles that I had never heard about in those past college experience conversations.

I can remember missing 8:05 classes because I stayed out too late the night before. In high school, the teacher would constantly remind the students when certain assignments were due, but this was not the case in college. I learned that the hard way. Sometimes I forgot to turn in an assignment because I didn’t properly read my syllabus and my professor never mentioned it. These were all new problems that could have easily let escalate without taking the proper actions. For the most part, I was doing fairly well but a few of my grades began to plummet. I was losing confidence in myself and started to wonder if going to college had been the best decision. The time had come for me to grow up and become an adult even though I didn’t feel the time was right. I immediately began attending tutoring sessions, working with peers, and also keeping a daily to-do list. These factors eventually led to drastic improvements and success. I learned how to better manage my time, take advantage of campus resources, and also how to organize myself better. These struggles also taught me that sometimes I try and rush through things instead of taking my time. I realized that one of my strong points is being able to really do well when my back is against the wall. Although I was unhappy while facing obstacles I am happy I experienced them.


It takes a lot of effort and sacrifices to stand firm and make moves. It was one of the toughest decisions for me, yet turned into the best decision of my life. I’m on track to achieve my goals, I could not have imagined a better education anywhere else than Michigan State University and I strongly believe that my dreams will come true.

DMU Timestamp: May 11, 2020 21:16

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