When i was in high school the writing expectations were very different. High school writing really didnt seem to require much effort, and much of the writing style was very laid back so to say. It has been a while since I personally graduated from high school, but if memory serves me right, I dont recall even having to do much writing at all. The writing aspect was very limited, and rare. I was never really assigned too many essays to write, but when i did, it was usually over any topic i chose. Much of my high school writing was done in more of a research essay style, where having to cite your research was required. To be honest, I hated writing research essays. In preparation for these type of essays, much of my time was spent in the library. The only perk was having the option of actually choosing what i wanted to write about. My first college writing semester is completely different, and I like it. So far the writing has actually been fun and challenging. The topics have been well chosen, and I really like having the oppurtunity to revise as many times need be. In high school, I dont think I ever had a paper that was revised more than once.