posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 12:33 AM
I probably did about the same in terms of grades in high school versus university. I did enjoy university a lot more, though, whereas I disliked high
school. Like some other posters, that is probably because in high school I was bored and didn't have to try, whereas in university I had to work and
study to do well. I also had to take more unwanted classes in high school.
You'll still have to deal with assignments and stuff like that. I don't know what you plan to study, but I finished electrical engineering.
Classes typically had a weekly assignment, sometimes a weekly lab depending on the class, and usually just a midterm and a final for exams; sometimes
there were two midterms in a few classes.
I didn't have to write any papers in my engineering courses, but I took several history electives for my arts options and wrote a few papers there.
We had to pick something relevant to the class, of course, but there were so many possibilities that it wasn't much of a restriction. For instance,
in one history class I wrote a paper on Beowulf; it was on a list of approved topics, but the list was something like six pages of topics, and even if
you couldn't find one you wanted in all that, the professor said that if you wanted to write about something else, you could talk to him about it,
and as long as it was related to the course and of appropriate difficulty, he'd allow it. In 'history of technology' I wrote a paper on the
history of the transistor. (makes sense for an electrical engineer, no?
) I can't remember if we had a list of topics or if I picked that one
myself, but it was probably similar to the other class; list of preapproved topics, but any reasonable, course-related topic would be allowed if