This has caused me to stress over papers I could not find in order to turn in and that affected my grades. In my first year of high school it was very difficult to stay organized but I was able to complete the year organized. It wasn’t till the second half of my sophomore year that I started to lose the structure in my school work. Having good organization is not just having your supplies organized it having yourself together. Being organized will make you feel prepared for your classes and you feel like you have everything in
I myself in entering into college had trouble getting all of the money that was needed to pay for my classes. I was still owing money to the school and had to obtain different documents and my parent’s information and keep getting my grant processed to get enough money that was needed to pay for classes. The constant reprocessing made me receive my Pell grant super late and had to end up paying for books out of pocket and had to wait to be reimbursed. Some students go about getting extra money to pay for classes by trying to get a job. Even getting a job poses as an issue, with the already lack of jobs being taken by people who sometimes even hold college degrees themselves leaves struggling college students penniless.
Unlike many people who attended college after they graduated from high school I was not one of them. I chose to be a wife and a mother of two; later after my children were grown and my first marriage was over I realized I needed a change. I decided to attend a community college taking the traditional classroom courses. It was a major struggle for me because I was working full-time and part-time jobs while working on an Associates Degree. What should have taken me only two years to complete it took me four because I was not able to work in all the classes needed to graduated in a two year time period my work crazy hours and take care of my family would not allow it.
You’re loaded with twice the information, twice the work, and half the time. Needless to say, quick adaptation is a must. In high school a lot of people can coast through without ever having to study, as a result, you do not pick up good study habits which are essential in college. With all the new information that you have to learn, memorize, and fully understand before the next class, studying is as necessary as the class itself. In college you study so much you start to feel like you 're self teaching, the teacher introduces you to the material and it’s your job to retain and comprehend it.
For instance, for some students, the transition from high school to college can be extremely challenging. Starting a new school that is bigger with innumerable, unfamiliar faces can be quite intimidating for some. Also, the high work load and fast paced environment can be an unexpected challenge that makes it almost impossible for new students to stay on top of their assignments. In addition, numerous students desire to experience the fun and exhilarating side of college life, like going to parties and social events, but prioritizing their social life over their school assignments can cost them dearly. Furthermore, when having a good time becomes a priority over school work, it shows in their grades.
Attend College or a University is an important change in the life of the student and also in the family. Since we are children at the age of 3 years we start to attend school from prekindergarten to Elementary School, Middle school then High School and then a few of us to College. We spend almost half of our lives attending school but at the end of road the effort is worth. College is the final step to become successful but also it can be one of the most hardest. In the beginning of the school year I felt uncomfortable particularly in this class because I didn’t know anybody, also I didn’t have friends not because I was bad person but because the language but now at this point I have some friends not many the bad thing is that I still don’t lose the fear to speak and practice my English.
She had a employer who worked with her school schedule but it was hard for her to come home from work at 11:00 p.m. and still have to write a paper that was due the next morning. Many college students cannot afford a college education without working long hours at one or more jobs, taking on heavy student loans, and using credit cards to make ends meet. Full time annual tuition now varieties from an average of $1,627 for a public community college to $15, 380 on average for a private college or university (Mutari, 303). At most colleges this does not include books, which are also expensive. Many people loo...
It was important that I go to a good university or I won’t be able to get a good job when I graduated. Even though, I didn’t rank as high as I was in middle school, I was doing well enough on my exams; my counselor and teachers told me that I might be able to go to any universities of my choosing. I was very relieved and satisfied with myself; this was my life goal after all. The life of a high schooler was much harder and more completed than a middle schooler. I had to study every day to keep up with the amount of materials that were given out in class—they were much deeper and complicated.
Encouragement plays a huge role to a student’s success in college, without any type of encouragement some students may not be committed. Lack of parental involvement is an issue that most college students have to deal with. It becomes difficult for students to know how to deal with challenges related to school when being the first generation in their family to experience college. This... ... middle of paper ... ...he absence of attributes that a well-organized and motivated student obtain. Most students enter college with high intentions of being successful, which in time turns into a whole different negative outlook during their college experience.
I don't want to have to ask of them something that they are willing to give but will just make things more difficult for them. The most important to me in school right now is getting good grades and doing well in all of my classes. At the same time I need to work to have enough money to pay for everything, and this semester I barely had enough to keep going to school. I was very close deciding that I may have to postpone school for awhile, fortunately I found a side-job for a couple of weekends that gave me just enough to keep going. I want to be able to finish my schooling without having to keep delaying it because of money.