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First Impressions

(Academics, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Hirst PhotoBefore coming here, I knew the academics would be difficult. While I accepted this fact, a small part of me believed it would be just like high school. Well, I guessed wrong. Unlike a typical college, the professors here assign homework and grade it for correctness. If you can imagine, this adds a significant amount of time to homework as the answers ought to be correct. On top of that added difficulty, I usually have at least three subjects of work every night. It’s a lot of homework—something I didn’t really expect. Every week I have the great intentions of getting ahead, but when the weekend rolls around, the last thing I want to do is homework.


I say all this not to complain, but to inform you of my first impressions after just experiencing high school. The teachers here are extremely helpful and are more approachable than those in my high school. While the academics are difficult, they are worth it. No matter how hard things may be, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Just think about the opportunities here…how could you pass them up?


Semper paratus,
4/C Townshend Hirst


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