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Do I have the right perspective?

tomjenningstomjennings Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
edited May 2012 in College Life
I just finished my first year at a Big Ten school, and I think I might have the wrong perspective in mind. I came into the year wanting lots of A's so I could transfer to my top choice school that rejected me. I mostly scoffed at what my professors said, but I went along with them and listened to them just so I could get on their good side and get A's. I did not spend a lot of time studying. I like learning, but I prefer teaching myself. Over the school year, I read probably 100 nonfiction books just for fun. When I had to study, I did and got a 3.99 GPA. In the future I want to go to a top-tier law school, and I am willing to do what I have to to get into one. The only things I have in mind are a 3.95 GPA and a 175 LSAT and a couple of internships and club memberships

Basically, I am looking at college too mechanically and methodically, or in other words I know what it takes to get where I want to go, but rather than enjoying the ride and benefitting personally from it, I just want to get it over with and do my own thing.

Is there anything wrong with thinking this way?
Post edited by tomjennings on

Replies to: Do I have the right perspective?

  • 3weeks3weeks Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    After attending a university, many more of my thoughts and memories surround the school work and down time rather than the often noted public campus enviornment or social events at universities; I think college is more about the opportunites, work wise.
  • JDE1221JDE1221 Registered User Posts: 531 Member
    It's both. It's the best time to socialize, have fun, network, and enjoy free time before you're immersed in the working world. Don't waste these years.
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