College tuition is already at such a high cost that it would be very detrimental if a student were to change their mind, often leaving them in insurmountable debt. And, there is often this stigma about students taking a year off before they head off to college or university, this again adds the the pressure to attend post-secondary. Finally, I feel that having a high school student pick a possible future occupation while they are still not sure what it is that they want in life. A side note, many teachers tell me that you don’t go to college to have job security later in life, but rather that you go to college to learn skills; the opposite is so ingrained in my student head that I feel that I have to go to school so I don’t fail in life. With all of this going on, colleges are getting ever harder to gain admission to.
Some do make it to college, community college that is where they have to work and study because they don't get the help they deserve. There are so many opsicale for students that are labeled illegal, undocumented,and AB540 all words to describe a person without a social security number. The story of families who come to the US illegally with young children looking for a better future, a life with opportunities, the goal is to have the best for their children. Have your children graduate at top of their classes as well as ably and willingness to do something with their lives. The idea that your parents risked it all for nothing is many teens are forced to face this problem when it comes to college and job applications beuces of the fact that they have no social security number.
Parenthood is very important in a child’s life. Many parents don’t know th... ... middle of paper ... ...to finish college and get a degree, but because of financial difficulties their goal remains a dream. College dropout rates are increasing every year for many different reasons. Whether it’s how the kids were raised by their parents or their not prepared enough for higher education. Another reason why students are dropping out of college today is because of the tremendous increase in tuition.
That’s why it’s good for people in this society to continue their education after High School. Our parents were the future and now we are the future. Many teens in this generation is very skeptical about attending college because their parents didn’t attend. We tend to like following in their footsteps. If we want our kids to be successful we have to start building that foundation for ourselves.
If you do not find a job right after college, you might be piled up with debts and unpaid loans. You would end up having a bad credit score. Then end up having a bad start with your life. I agree with this saying, because there are plenty of successful people in this world with a college education, but it takes a lot of hard work just to prepare for college. For example, having to take SAT or ACT to maintain a certain score for a school to even consider your acceptance.
Being the first student from your family to attend college puts you at a disadvantage because you are not sure what to expect. Entering a college campus for the first time can be a different experience than what they are used to. Not to mention many of these students are unsure or change their major. Upon entering college, many students feel pressured to declare a major because it gives them a good educational path to success. However, many students come into college with an undeclared major too.
College is a huge dream for a decent amount of students, but these individuals that we, students, look up to through-out this career make us terrified of the thought. Right from the gecko, our plan for our future is middle school, high school, work, college, than life long career. After getting bombarded for so long, students want to escape the stress and worries. By taking a gap year after high school, students can clear the mind of any school related stress and relax. No more tests, judgement, ridicule, and
I know that I can’t be the only one who is thinking about ‘throwing my life away’, as my mother puts it. Secondary education no longer looks like the appetizing promise to the American Dream, and something needs to change or college will die with their ancient board members. That change won’t be in the next year sadly. I’ll probably end up going to college, despite the expense. I know that it’s wrong for colleges to charge that amount for something that if you don’t get, you are failure.
This upset me at first because I felt like all my hard work and good grades went to waste. I dreaded the thought of going to community college because my who... ... middle of paper ... ...ols get caught up in the idea of living the college-life and forget about the factors of real-life. 4-year degrees may look more impressive, however it isn’t a sure ticket to success if a student isn’t fully polished for it. Community college may seem like the end of the world for someone who had dreams of Harvard, but community college could be the beginning of a success story for the student who just needed some time to grow up. Works Cited Addison, Liz.
Throughout this semester I realized that college is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I developed skills that I believe will help me get through my classes to come. I know I wouldn’t have been able to realize the complexity of college without the help of my Professors. They showed me college isn’t a joke, and that I need to work hard in order to get high grades. This semester was a headache because I was going through the transition from high school to college.