My High School

My High School

The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze comparison and contrast as a writing strategy. Specifically, it will discuss my high school, the way it used to be and the way it is now. My high school has changed since I graduated, and it doesn't seem for the better.
My high school seemed huge while I attended it, but for some reason it doesn't seem so big or imposing any more. Maybe it's because my college campus is bigger, and was more daunting on the first couple of days of classes. I think it's because my high school has changed, and one of the reasons it seems smaller is because it is now more closed and less welcoming.
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times in high school, but the fence brings out the bad memories, like the fights after school, the graffiti that we removed as seniors, and the ugly side of high school life, like cliques and gossip. Without the fence, the school seemed to be my friend, but now, I'm clearly not welcome, and so I feel like an enemy.
Twain's essay "Two Views of the River" also shows how people feel differently as time passes, and Twain attempts to show what people learn from time and experience. My high school taught me just about everything I knew in my short life, but that didn't last long. As soon as I graduated, I was learning new things, even before I started attending college. I learned about freedom, about responsibility, and about moving on with my life. As a high school senior, I was the "top of the heap." Starting out in college reminds you you're back at the bottom, and there's nowhere to go but up! I think I have learned some humility since high school, but I also think that ...

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Added: 10/24/2016 07:57:20 AM
Category: Personal Writing
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 809
Pages: 3

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