Most students enter college with high intentions of being successful, which in time turns into a whole different negative outlook during their college experience. They abuse their independence that college comes with, forcing failure upon their education. Lacking preparedness and skills needed to achieve a college degree negatively effects students’ academic performance. Works Cited Paulynice, Roldens. "What Causes Many College Students to Fail or Dropout?"
Students are not up to speed in understanding the academic literacy skills required in the University system. High school, for some students, did not prepare them for this and the students are not aware of it. Academic literacy is developed differently from all types of school and in my high school, it lacked the experience to help students prepare us for the academic literacy in college. Moreover, High schools do not prepare students for... ... middle of paper ... ...place to be if the academic literacy in high school did not prepare them for college. Coming straight out of high school to college is challenging.
A great amount of students lack maturity and do not take high school seriously, but the real world will give them a reality check before they know it. A good high school education should do more than prepare students for the next level of education or for later employment; it should prepare students to take advantage of future learning opportunities of all kinds. Broad also stated, “Only one in four high school students graduate ready for college in all four core subjects (English, reading, math and science), which is why a third of students entering college have to take remedial courses” (para.4). Students should gain particular skills and information, as well as a broad perspective on the world and its possibilities. The best way to help students prepare for successful futures is by monitoring their achievement and providing help wherever and whenever possible.
High School vs. College High school is the time of student’s lives. The time to party, have fun and have new friends, and it is the time to work hard to pass the SAT or ACT and make excellent grades to continue the education in college. Not every student in high school knows what to expect from college and unluckily, I was one of them. My experience in college so far has made me think about the differences between high school and college, and it made me comprehend that students need to be prepared for it. Professors, school resources, and the freedom that college offers you make it a completely different experience from high school.
This one thing that was holding me back and putting this giant weight on my shoulder was “college.” As of today my views on college is completely different. I’ve now figured out that college is something you have to work for its not like high school where the grades are given to you because they have to, this is the real world,
Today students go to school from K-12 earning their education and take a standardized test during their junior or senior years (sometimes sophomore year). The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and other standardized test are used by colleges across the world to determine if a student is ready for college. As a result, there are some individuals that disagree with the use of standardized testi... ... middle of paper ... ...ucceed, and the amount of perseverance he or she has, will most certainly determine is someone is ready for college. Works Cited Adams, Caralee. "Report: For Many Students, 'College-Ready' Isn't Enough."
Throughout the world, students are encouraged to attend high school and continue their education. However, many students find it worthless and become uninspired. They blame the faculty, school policies, and fellow students, when they should be blaming themselves. Unchallenging course work is most likely a sign that the student isn’t taking a hard enough course. During my high school experience, students had the opportunity to take college courses through our high school.
Students have to be able to think critically and understand the material instead of just memorizing it so that they will become successful. Students who make the transition from high school into college have difficulty adjusting because many are not used to being on their own nor their new environment. Entering college, you come to understand that it is not the same as high school. There are crucial differences like the level of academic responsibilities, time management and scheduling, as well as the method of learning. College and high school are different in many ways but they both ultimately share the same goal in teaching students to learn.
They only believe that what they know is right because they weren’t taught any better. High school education only teaches students the basic information about a subject. Teachers don’t go into vast detail about the subject, because they are only teaching what is required, in the journal Transitions from High School to College it states, “On the academic side, many studies over the past ten years have documented the disconnect between what high school teachers teach and what postsecondary instructors expect with regard to students’ preparation for first-year credit-bearing courses in college” (Venezia, 2013). This journal explains why college and high school education are so different. Also, college is not free.
A lot of the time you are about to graduate high school and you don’t know what you are going to do with the rest of your life and that makes going to school that much harder of a choice. Dale Stephens was one that doesn’t believe that a college education is for everyone, or he thinks that your education should be taught at your own pace and you should only have to learn what you want to learn (Skipping). Dale