Recent studies show, that a high school education is presently becoming less and less useful. It is stated, “Two-thirds of college professors report that what is taught in high school does not prepare students for college” (Broad, para.3). In high schools, many students see their education and teachers as a joke; they blame their attitudes on the teachers and administration in the high schools because they are too lenient. Students would take their high school education seriously if their teachers and administration were tougher on them and they would not try to get by. High school education needs to be more complex to prepare young adults for the real world and college, if college is to be considered.
Sadly, high school did not prepare students as well as a majority of them thought that it did. New college students are in need of some guidance and a push in the right direction; instead of a push in a direction that is not going to be needed. The freshman, and any other students that are struggling should be focusing on their mental health and organization from school and their life outside of school. Not being able to keep the two separate and organized could greatly affect a student’s mental health, and damage their school work. All Golden West College students should be required to take two semesters of learning how to do things that everyone should learn after they leave high school, such as: how to balance a checkbook, how to do taxes, what a mortgage is, and many more things that they will need to know in life.
One of the main reasons why Americans should not go to college is because it is a waste of time. Getting a college degree requires a devotion of a huge amount of time from the students. This time will be spent taking notes in class, doing hours of homework, studying for exams, and hoping that one day all of that hard work will pay off. While this is an important process, this time is also wasted on classes that chosen by the school, not by the student. Most colleges require that their students be well-rounded by taking classes that have nothing to do with their career path.
Although I was a different person in high school, it is possible for people to truly change if they put their mind to it. In high school, I really did not care about my grades. My attendance was awful, skipping too many classes to count. I barely managed to pull off a 3.0 GPA by the end of my senior year. When I came to college, I knew grades were important but I did not realize how challenging it was to get above a 3.0 in college.
All the knowledge I gained from high school felt useless to the puzzle in each question.” Over the years SAT has been more and more disconnected from the work of high schools. Students have to study for school and the SAT separately. The SAT as a whole is deeply flaw... ... middle of paper ... ...alified applicants, increase the quality of the freshman class and increase diversity in the freshman class. In 2013, one-fourth of the applications received students did not submit test score which means that 4,000 of these applicants would not have applied if it weren’t for that fact Ithaca was not requiring them. For some students, test scores “conceal more than they reveal.”(us news) Like Ithaca College and American university, many of the other colleges that became optional in terms of test scores noticed the same outcomes.
One reason is that some students are pushed through high school is because of schools having a fear of failure. Some students are not ready to graduate high school let alone be ready for community college. Remedial classes are something that will increase if this proposal is put into effect. By making community college free it is more accessible to older adults wanting to further their education and go back to college. According to, The Community College Research Center, 68% of students are required to take at least one or more remedial class while 30% will never complete the course and drop out.
In college there is an extensive diversity of culture so as students and classmates we should not judge or criticize the appearance of someone and respect each other. Nobody said that college will be easy but you can make it easier if you apply the knowledge learned in this class and the advice from the instructors. I have learned a lot in this class and hopefully the next semester will be easier than the first one. Works Cited Shelfield, Robert M., and Patricia G. Moody. Cornerston Creating Success through Positive Change.
I have a problem with this, I do not want to have another class to take in college since I already have to wade through the standard crap like history. The idea is sound, but the placement is wrong since in most Texas high schools students have a government class. The only problem is that many students take these classes with out learning much. My junior year in high school I took AP Government, a single semester course. My school offered both AP and regular government, I elected to go the extra mile and take in a college course, horrible idea.
Since the school felt I was performing so well on my own in academic classes, they talked my mom and me into doing away with my IEP. Throughout high school, something inside me told me I was better than just an academic student. I wanted to be able to be in honors classes because academic classes were not challenging enough for me. Teachers and other students did not take the academic classes seriously. I asked to be placed in an honors class my junior year; I was told it would be too difficult for me and I would fail.
Students should understand that the first year schedule has a lot of variety with the classes being very broad of their subjects. The last basic adaption is that in college, students must learn how to self-motivate and self-disciple. No one is going to watch over their shoulders and be on top of them to do their work. Time management skills needs to be developed and only the student and create their