Oklahoma State Equine Program
_ This essay was the first college essay I had ever written. The class was composition one my first semester at Oklahoma State. The professor asked our class to explore the Oklahoma State website. We were then instructed to write our first paper about a page on the website we found interesting. Being a person that grew up showing horses and other livestock I found the page about the Oklahoma State Equine program very intriguing. I was able to read about the equine program and their history at Oklahoma State I then used that information to summarize it into a well-written essay. This paper over the Equine program was to be at least two pages. As our professor stated this paper was to be a very low stress, beginner college paper. This paper was also a very basic five-page paper. We were instructed to use only one website and the title of the paper was to be the website link. I received an “A” on this paper, which was a very good confidence booster for my first college paper. I felt this paper was a very important piece to my portfolio because it shows exactly where my college writing has begun. Although this paper was very basic it allowed me to transition more smoothly from high school writing to college writing. This paper was no work of art by any means but it did ultimately pave the path to begin my college writing more successfully and even more importantly more positively.