- Class: Senior
- Major: Education
- Gender: F
- High School: Northwestern High School GO TROJANS!
- Transfer Student: Y
This school is very student oriented. The classes are not overbearing. We are not just a number to our teachers. They know us by name and are easy to contact. I feel very confident and secure speaking openly to my professors. I think the stigma attached to going to C of C is that people are typically impressed. C of C has a great reputation of being a strong school academically and socially. I think that employers are confident in hiring students that have graduated from the college. I also feel like we are pretty well prepared once we do graduate. The majority of my time spent on campus is at the library or in class. This year has been one of my hardest, so I was constantly studying or doing projects at the library.Although I spent a my time in the library, it all pays off in the end when you see your grade and summer comes. Since I have been done with classes for the year, I have been able to go to the beach and baseball games. There are a lot of activities that go on throughout the year in Charleston, so there is always something to do around town. I feel that there is a great deal of school pride even though we don't have a football team. People are always wearing cougar apparel and it's an honor when we finally get to walk across the Cistern. The most unusual part about C of C is that we always have tourists and carriage tours around campus taking pictures and talking about the history of the school. It's wierd to me because I find it odd to see someone with their tourist gear standing outside the door taking a picture of the building I have class in everyday. I understand the curiosity. We are (I think) the oldest or one of the oldest colleges in South Carolina. There is a great deal of history that coincides with the college. I think one experiance that I will always remember is when I finally get to walk across the Cistern. I have seen so many people walk across it and receive their diploma. I appreciate the history of the ceremony and I have worked extremely hard to receive the privledge to walk across the Cistern. It will be an honor.
The academics at the college are pretty competitive. My professors expect the best from their students, and I strive to fulfill their expectations. My rationale behind working toward excellence is that we are being trained in the field that we would like to work when we graduate. If we want to be successful in our careers, then it is most important to understand and learn what is being taught. My favorite class so far has been my characteristics of students with emotional/behavioral disabilities. I didn't enjoy it so much on content, but I liked a few of the projects. We go to make poster and act out conceptual models. It was pretty fun. For content, I enjoyed my characterstics of learning disabilities course. I just enjoyed learning about the area of special education that I would like to teach. I found the concepts and research of learning disabilities extremely interesting. My least favorite class was English 102. I had to take in my junior year... not fun. It was just boring to me. I had absolutely no interest. As for studying, I don't so much study as I work on research and projects. My professors like to focus on application of concepts rather than memorization and simple understanding. In all of my classes we are expected to participate and converse using educational jargon. As a special education major, there are few of us. We are all very close considering we are all in the same classes with the exception of when we split into our area of specialization class. (IDD and LD) We are a very close group. During the semester we all stress together and we all overcome together. I have developed pretty good friendships with the girls and our one guy Ernest. I found my soon to be roommate. I dont know if we are all competitive, but I know that I am competitive with my grades. Grades are not typically openly discussed, but I strive for all A's. Ultimately, I am competing with myself.
I feel like there is a great deal of diversity at C of C. College is a place were cliques are out the window. People that didn't hang out in high school because of popularity order end up becoming best friends in college. This college has a place for everyone.
The Best Things
academics expectation and location
The Worst Things
The construction going on around the college is bothersome