I had the priviledge to listen to Michael McKeever speak at MCC this last week. Michael McKeever is an established playwright with a wonderful insight into the world. Although my following points could have come from someone like your grandfather, they are my new key rules for life as a college student as learned from Mr. McKeever.
Firstly, he said not to let anyone tell you that you cannot do something… Something like a college career you’ve set your mind to and are loving the results. For example, my career is based in writing journalism and according to Salary.com (a very helpful site you should visit) I won’t be bringing in the most comfortable lifestyle. Yet I’d rather be doing something I absolutely love than something that I don’t. That’s not to say that following something you enjoy won’t have its obstacles. But you cannot live with regrets.
The second key deals with the fact that you’ll be writing papers as a college student, a high school student and beyond college. The rule is that the first draft of anything you write is allowed to be absolutely terrible (in your eyes). It’s hard to just start writing a paper or anything for that matter. Once you get to the end,
you have your base, and you can edit as much as you want. Most likely it is much better than you thought!