Writing at the college level has been very interesting process for me. When I was in high school oh some10 years ago. I was a decent student. I think I got B's in my english classes. When our teachers would give us an assignment I would go home and write my essay. Than I would relay on the computer to do the spell check for me. I thought that this was editing. I would turn in my paper to the teacher and wait for my grade. I think back then my teachers were more worried about missed spelled words and missed punicuation than what I was actuallly talking about. That is one of the big differences that I have found in college writitng. I think if I would have pushed myself in high school and took the english classes that prepaired you for college the transition would of been easier. Today in college the biggest thing that I have learned is making what is in my brain get onto the paper. The atttention to detal and description is a must. I have learned to speak well with my hands. I now will show you what happened instead of telling you what happened. The second major key to college writing is editing. I spend more time editing than I do writing the paper. I'm sure I could spend more time on edititng if I had it. Another big key to college sucess is doing the work and turing it in on time. You are now excepted to get stuff turned in. You are an adult and are on your own, mom and dad are not going to bug you to see if your work is done. I see so many kids out of high school who come to class with the work not done and wonder why they are getting a bad grade. I must be getting old. I think my high school did a great job preparing us for college eventhough I never took the classes that were just for preparing you for college. The key for me was I had a good mother who kept on top of me.