Unformatted text preview: nervous about this. Other than that, academically, I feel that I am prepared to handle my future workload. One part of the curriculum I don’t particularly enjoy is the large lecture. I came from a small private school, and all my classes were primarily discussion based. I am not used to sitting compliantly taking notes for an hour. I much prefer my discussion classes, which I find much more stimulating and interesting. However, I suppose that is the price I have to pay for attending such a large university. I chose Maryland because I wanted a contrast from my tiny high school to a huge college, but I realize now that the transition from one to the other might not be as easy as I’d thought. All in all though, I like the University and I feel confident by the time I’m a senior, I will look back on my college experience as an amazing one....
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- Spring '08
- Julie Gilbert, desirable living situation, big college research