Missouri State University

Missouri State University

Name:  Kerry Morgan
College:  Missouri State University
Major:  History Education

1. What first drew you to Missouri State University?

When I went to visit, I felt at home.  It had the degree program I was interested in, had a good honors program, and I had a good chance of getting a scholarship.  It met all my needs and felt like a good place to spend a few years of my life.

2. What other colleges were you considering?  

Mainly just Pittsburg State University.

3. How was the adjustment from high school to college?

I really liked having a syllabus in each class that would lay out the entire semester so I always knew what was coming, unlike in high school where teachers could always surprise me with new projects or tests.  I also liked having more free time in between classes, but I had to learn how to use that time to get homework done so I wouldn’t fall behind.  For some classes, there was a lot less accountability than in high school, so I had to figure out how to motivate myself to do the homework.  I also had to learn how to have a roommate since I had never had to share a bedroom before.  Since I didn’t know my roommate before I got there, that was interesting sometimes.  But we figured it out!

4. What was your favorite class? Why?  

My favorite class was called “Individual Liberties in the American Constitutional System.”  It was basically a class about the First Amendment of the US Constitution, and we read Supreme Court opinions and discussed them in class.  I had to work harder than I had ever worked before, and I loved the things I was learning.  I started thinking about becoming a lawyer because of this class, and since I’m in law school now, I’d say that was a good thing!

5. What clubs or groups were you involved in?

I was involved in Student Missouri State Teachers Association because it fit my teaching major.

6. In one sentence, what do you love about your school?

I love the opportunities it gave me to take such a variety of classes that opened up possibilities for me I had never before imagined.

Kerry Morgan is a Tutor at Get Smarter Prep.

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