This is great. Short and concise. And I like how you’re comparing buying a shiny tablet for the first time to choosing a college program. It’s easily recognizable.
A couple of super-minor comments:
Imagine you’re in the market for your first tablet.
=> Perhaps: Imagine you want to buy your first tablet.
You’ve been hearing great things about how stylish and easy to use they are nowadays, but aside from that, you really don’t know much about them.
=> This sentence can easily be chopped in two: You’ve been hearing great things about how stylish and easy to use they are. But you really don’t know much about them.
the eager high school kid with the thick glasses and branded T-shirt
=> Great description! I can immediately picture the shop assistant. You could do even better by replacing “branded” with something specific, e.g. “and his Hillfiger T-shirt” or “and his Kaiser Chiefs T-shirt” – this makes it even easier to visualize (I’m not so much into music, so probably picked the wrong band!)
they get tripped up by program codes, Ministry-approved titles, intake dates and other confusing details
=> by adding “and other confusing details” at the end, the sentence fizzles out a bit. It’s stronger without: “they get tripped up by program codes, Ministry-approved titles, and intake dates.” [readers will assume there are other things, you don’t necessarily have to mention this]
Well done for being determined to finish the last assignments. You’re clearly showing you’ve not forgotten all the lessons. Yay!
Enchant readers. Woo customers. Win business.