Having the parents involved all the time results in the students to not be able to solve their own problems. Because of the Ontario school system’s protocol of having parents involved at all times students are not prepared for the stress of having to deal with their own problems at University. Students are not prepared for the stress coming from the University workload when they leave high school. In high school students are assigned a major project, then it is weeks before they are assigned another. Teachers give students weeks, if not months to prepare for a major assignment.
In high school you hear stories of how college kids only have up to about four classes a day and think, “what’s the big fuss? I have 7 classes EVERYDAY.” The concept of college classes isn 't fully understood, or at least it wasn’t to me at the time. I believed that the workload wouldn’t much differ from that of high school, however, it only took a matter of two weeks to realize that I had been sorely mistaken. Essays, labs, lab reports, two hour lectures, three hour labs, then more lectures, not to mention work study. You’re loaded with twice the information, twice the work, and half the time.
Giving students a grade that they have not earned hinders the youth’s future educational success. A number of schools are no longer giving a grade of zero on assignments, tests, and exams completed by students. While other school districts continue to give students the grade that is adequate for the work they have done or have not completed. Giving students the grade that equals their work is designed to show students where they need to improve. Many school boards want to stop giving out zeros for work that hasn’t been turned in and give a grade that rages around the “D” area keeping children from falling behind in their classes.
The SAT is said to be a predictor of how well a student will do in college academically. The SAT is administered for the duration of three hours and forty-five minutes and there are three sections being tested on. The critical reading, math and writing sections each are an 800 points and the cumulative scores range from 600 to 2400 points. Over millions of students all over the world take the SAT because colleges and universities in the United States require it in their applications. The format of the questions in the SAT are not similar to what students are used to in school.
In college, “students are expected to be young adults not large children.” After abiding by the same rules for 13 years, they tend to change. Once in college, there is a chance you will not know your professor and he will not even know your name. This time will definitely be the hardest for students because they are going from living in a house with their parents telling them, when to get up and go to school, when to go to bed, to having to wake up on your own. Students are tricked into thinking college classes will be the same as the classes they took in high school based on the name of the class, when really they need to focus on the credentials of the class as well the rigor of the teacher’s teachings. .
Students are encouraged at a young age by parents and educators to plan well in advance for college and pressured to do great on a daily basis in school. Some high school students do not put forth enough effort to plan for college until their senior year. Some high school seniors think by making great grades they do not have to worry about getting into college, while others plan and prep as if it is the only thing that is important... ... middle of paper ... ...nfair to students who actively try to get into an accredited university or college who are thwarted in their goals by a simple thing as nerves and the ability to handle standardized testing in a stressful environment. If schools would compromise with one another and combine their efforts to improve the school systems, they could have a massive effect on students’ confidence and ability when testing for college entrance exams and their capacity to handle the work load that is expected of them once they reach college. Works Cited Tomsho, Robert.
Professors typically give three to five assignments per week but this, of course, varies on the major. One major difference when it comes to classes is that in college, students are able to choose their schedule that will fit their newly adult and busy life, whereas in high school you are not able to do
I miss the short homework assignments and the blessed nights where we would have no homework at all. The stress we had in high school was minuscule compared to college stress. I think most students would be on my side when I blame the professors. Most college professors go through at least four chapters in two days, whereas a high school teacher would take up to two weeks on a single chapter. For example, calculus is the highest math class that a student will encounter.
A college professor would have made me choose between a good grade and a vacation with my family. In contrast, the college professor... ... middle of paper ... ...udent to monitor their own progress and find solutions to problems as they arise. A college professor will not listen to excuses, nor will the consequences of failure be withheld. For example; I failed a math final by a mere six points, but the rules dictate that a c minus is not passing. It was my responsibility to realize that I needed help with math before I took that final.
As students finish their last year of high school and get ready to take on college they will realize that they are not even close to being ready to take on the next step of life. As life advances in technology, classes are becoming harder and take more brain power to work out problems or write papers. Students are not used to using their brains because in high school their main focuses are on test and to maintain their GPA. When students move on to college to further their education and then suddenly fail, fingers are pointed at who 's to blame. Society standards continue to rise and many students can not keep up and begin to struggle emotionally.