When any adolescent enters High School they are still young and on the search to find themselves. High Schooler’s often make bad decisions, but quickly see that these mistakes there to be learning experiences rather than to dwell on them. Often, for many students, High School does not present an extreme amount of stress, rather it is a a place to learn more about yourself. Once college hits, stress is the only thing on the mind. College students are always worrying about if they did their homework, if they have a big test coming up, if they studied enough, and if they even have enough money to pay their bills.
The amount of effort a student puts into their work will most likely reflect onto their grade. Seeing my grades for the first time as a freshman really opened my eyes and it showed me that I had not been doing all I could to pass my classes. I needed to put more effort into my assignments and to really try my hardest if I wanted to be more successful in school. Every freshman will have their own individual problems that occur to them that could affect how they do in school. For me my complications of money, working, and putting in no effort as a freshman helped me to realize what I need to do to finish school.
In high school, the teacher pretty much babysits the students. The teacher always has to get on their students to pay attention in class, to do their work, and to stay awake during the lecture. Also high school teachers don’t really expect their students to read ahead in their textbooks. In college the professors are very different. College professors expect the best from their students, because they know that their students are spending a very large sum of money in their education.
When trying to decide which assignments to do first, they must take into consideration which assignment is harder or which one is due first. Even though friends and family may have a hard time adjusting to the changes, they must learn to understand that the student can not do everything that they did before. Students have to learn how to say no without worrying how it may make other people feel. Education must become a main priority. When adults go back to school they often find that there just is not enough time in the day to accomplish everything th... ... middle of paper ... ...utilize all of the time management skills, they will discover just how much easier their journey through college as an adult can be.
On the contrary, not all high school students who are going to after-school jobs are doing it to keep up with the latest and hottest trends. Many students are working part-time jobs so they can pay for postsecondary education, but even then a part-time job may not get a student where they want to be. According to D’Arcy Jenish, et al., Laura Weaver once said, “I know my education is going to cost a lot more than I’ve saved” (par.1). Also, some high-school students do not have the choice of working. Many students come from broken homes or single parent families and lack adequate financial support so they want things that most youth have they will have to work for it.
Therefore, high school teachers expect their students to turn in assignments on time and be in class. If those expectations are not met, some high school teachers will not accept the assignment or will expect the students to find out what they missed on their own. “The transition from a public high to a top U. can be difficult, stressful, and frustrating. You will have to learn to excel in... ... middle of paper ... ...cement Participation and University Academic Success in the First Semester: Controlling for Selected High School Academic Abilities." Journal of College Admission (Summer2010).
The papers are also similar; in high school I would have to write papers all the time just like in college. In World Culture class you have to answer questions throughout the book. In high school you had to do the same; you would have to read through the book and answer questions. The biggest difference from high school to college is the responsibility level that you take on. When you're in high school teachers tend to watch over what you do and chase you down for an assignment you didn't do.1 College is different; the only person that makes sure your work gets done is you.1 No professor chases a student down for work and watches everything you do; they correct the papers and tell you what is wrong.
This is a major factor in why community colleges have overwhelming populations. It could be true that if a student is put in a class with people who learn at a faster pace than them and who know more than them, that student gets discouraged, and therefore does not try as hard. There are plenty of students who barely try in school, but due to there learning speed, learn and know everything that is being taught. To have those kids go to the same college as the students who do try really hard to achieve knowledge is preposterous. They should give every student an equal opportunity to get into high level colleges due to there working habits, not there knowledge.
Sometimes, you have to even remind yourself why you’re at school; to graduate. Time management isn’t a skill that is easily picked up and advanced quickly. To be able to stay on task, you need to write down your schedule and figure out when you have free time, when your assignment or quizzes are due, how much homework you have and how much time you think it’ll take you to complete it. Be sure to give yourself enough time to complete all of your assignments even if it results in you missing the biggest party of the semester. Learning to say “no” or “I have to go study” can be one of the most helpful habits you can learn when mastering how to manage your time.
However, professors requiring student attendance in college is very well understood. Consequently, lack of attendance in class could ultimately result in minimizing essential student-teacher interaction and at the same time decrease the class size. So, by attending class, students are provided with the opportunity to learn from their classmates and, socialize. Attending class also provides students with a chance to socialize and learn from their classmates, (Snyder & Frank, 2016). In addition, these strict attendance policies in college will afford students the chance to prepare for their future employers who will expect little to no absences without a doubt.