I'm going to go ahead and warn you now, I'm taking this time to rant. And I think I have the right to. I have a right to rant because it pisses me off when people just now "welcome me to college." For the last two years, I haven't just been at home picking my nose or anything. I've BEEN in college.
And it's the people who haven't gone to community college who say this stuff. They just assume their classes are tougher. Well, since I've gone to classes for both, I can honestly say that those people can take a step back, till they realize what they're talking about, because they have no idea.
Sure, the classes I sat in today were a little tougher than ones I've been in, in the past. That's because they're 300 level classes. You're supposed to keep taking tougher classes. I'm tired of the bull shit "Well, now you're in real college." Well, damn, if I knew that were the case, I wouldn't have waisted 2 years at a fake college, working on a fake degree.
People told me classes would be tougher here, so I was prepared for that. I took less credits than usual, because I was told more work was involved. After sitting through class and hearing what we'll be covering, and looking at the syllabi, and seeing the assignment list, if anything I'm insulted. If this is so much more work than I've supposedly been doing in the last 2 years, I don't know what people think I've been doing.
To advocate for community colleges, after attending one for 2 years; I'm more familiar with the material, in some of my 300 level classes, than most of my classmates and I didn't spend the first 2 years of my college career getting drunk and going to parties... So who went to the "real" college?
I have no business changing the world, nor do I wish to be remembered after I'm gone. I do, however, desire to be the person I'm needed to be by those I love.