Final Week… Final Piece of Advice in the College Process

Hey all. The final week of classes has arrived here at Bates.  Next week is final exam week, the following week is Spring Break, and then it’s back to campus for Short Term.

It’s crazy how fast the semester flew by and I can hardly believe that my sophomore year is nearing its close. I’ll spare you the corny self-reflective blog post and won’t tell you about how I feel I’m at a crossroads in my Bates career etc. I’m sure you don’t want to hear my boring personal story but I will tell you that I have formed a close connection with this school and feel very privileged and lucky to be here.

My final exam schedule isn’t shaping up to be terribly difficult and should be manageable as long as I stay on top of my work. I have one final exam in my Chinese history course, one in-class essay in English, and two final papers for my two American history courses.

I realize that many of you are in the final steps of the college process and presumably, if you are reading this blog, considering Bates. Rather than push anything on you (you’ve dealt with enough of that I’m sure) I will leave you with one piece of advice: think seriously about what you want to get out of four years of education, what type of environment you want to learn in, what opportunities each school offers, and, in the long run, where you think you will be happiest. Ultimately, it is a personal choice and I wish all of you the best of luck in the picking process. There are a lot of great schools out there and I hope you all end up in the school that you feel best fits. You’re nearing the end of the process. Hang in there and good luck. I hope to see many of you at Bates next year. Until next time…

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