For many, graduating high school means entering a university for four years. Others enter the workforce. I on the other hand, decided to go to community college for two years to get my general education out of the way before coming to the University of Mary Washington.
It saved me a lot of money, but it did not challenge me academically. I came to UMW last fall. I joined clubs and made new friends, but I struggled in classes. I did not feel prepared for the different learning styles and ways of thinking. I didn’t feel prepared to think critically.