Illustration Essay - College Extracurricular Activites

College Extracurricular Activities
The Spring 2010 semester is my first semester attending John Tyler Community College.   As a first time student, I thought it would be a good idea to familiarize myself with the activities and clubs that are offered to us at the college.   “Why as a first time student is it beneficial to become involved in any of these programs?” I asked myself and then began to think further on this topic.   I kept coming back to the same question.   “Where can I locate a list of these programs?”  
The extensive list of groups and activities, which are managed by the Office of Student Affairs, can be found on the John Tyler Community College website.   I wasn’t sure exactly where to look when I first opened up the website.   Surprisingly, it only took two steps to find it!   You can find the list by clicking on the Information for Current Students link, which is located on the left hand side of the home page.   Once you are there, you will then want to click on the Students Activities link which is also located on the left hand side of your screen.   At that point you will see that John Tyler Community College offers a variety of programs that are educational as well as socially and culturally rewarding.
You may be sitting here thinking, “So what?” or “Big deal, why is this beneficial to me?”
Well for starters, take a minute to look at your schedule.   Chances are you have a whole day or maybe even two dedicated to studying.   Most likely you will become bored with studying, and your focus will no longer be solely on your studies.   Use activities such as the Theater Club or Volunteer with Adopt a Grandparent as a scheduled mental break from rigorous hours of study.   At the end of your break, you will find yourself refreshed and ready to hit the books once again.
Let’s face it, the primary reason you are in school is your education.   In addition to this, use the few years at college as a social networking tool as well.   Use extracurricular...