Compare and Contrast High School versus College

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Every student typically has a great high school career. Classes are not very difficult; AP courses are an exception. Student workload is minimal, obtaining good grades is not much of a struggle, and exams are typically easy to pass. Course load outside the class is no more then a few hours of homework each week. Teachers and faculty help facilitate a moderately laid back culture to learning. The school system supports students to make sure their performance in classes in adequate to move on and aid students who are behind. Teachers, will typically pass students, even when there is a lack of understanding. Senior year is no exception to this. Teachers realize that seniors have little motivation to do work, especially as they get closer to graduation. Schoolwork is less rigorous and school is more social then educational, at least in my own experience. I will not be focusing on the differences in difficulty between the two because we all recognize that learning becomes more complex. The transition from high school to college can be a very controversial topic. There are many variables and opinions related to education alone. Some can say that the transition is a difficult experience. That many students struggle with the increased course load, advanced classes, and responsibility. Nonetheless, others can say the transition depends on many factors. A few being, the high school attended, the courses taken, and the student transitioning. Both education levels share the same similar teaching style, class instruction, and the learning styles. However, college is a choice. It brings new responsibilities, flexibility, and course structure. The classroom is famous for a sea of chairs and desks, which student’s mold t... ... middle of paper ... ...nsibility, comes course flexibility. Gone are the six-hour days, gone are the schedules that your advisors puts together, and gone are the boring daily class periods. With the extension into college, you become the dictator of your future. Advisors at the college level suggest the mandatory classes students take. As a college level student you are able to form your own schedule, pick classes at the times you want to take, and choose the professors you want to be taught by. Not a morning person, not a problem you can take all night courses. High school and College level learning have their significant similarities and differences but in reality, it is a required step to towards success, for most people. Some people find success without going to college and some become extremely successful after dropping out; for example, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
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