The gap between high school and college
_ This essay was the first essay I wrote for Composition 2. I had not written a paper for about a year before this class. I was very nervous to begin writing again but this paper broke that ice. From the start of class until we began writing this paper we had done a lot of research under the umbrella of education. Our class was instructed to write a paper three to five pages long. My first reaction to being assigned a paper is panic. After I thought about the prompt for a while, I realized the information was very intriguing. I really enjoyed reading articles about education because it was about college students. I soon realized this paper was a lot less stressful then I first made it out to be. I began focusing on the gap between high school and college. I found this even more interesting because it became more relatable. This was a very fun paper to write. For the first time I really enjoyed the topic I was writing about and I was eager to learn more. I had written about topics I had liked before but never a topic that I did not know much about before that time. I enjoyed writing the first college paper I had written about the Oklahoma State Equine Program, but the format of that paper was in my comfort zone. With this paper, I could not use the typical five-paragraph paper. I was challenged to explore different ways of writing when trying to write three to five pages worth of information. This paper was a very good challenge for my writing. I received a “B” on this paper and much like my very first paper; it gave me another confidence boost. Exactly what I needed when I was trying to jump back into college writing.