As the population of 23+ years old continues to grow in colleges and universities, many feel that the current methods are not intellectually challenging enough for these older students. Much of the data collected in research concludes that the institutions must respond to these differences in motivation and learning. Which means the faculty might soon be challenged to develop more comprehension-based approaches, which will use strategies to explain and apply the course material (Justice and Dornan, 7). This paper will review the unique characteristics nontraditional students possess, compared with traditional students. By pointing out factors such as motivation, coping skills, and learning styles, this paper will illustrate the differences nontraditional students possess for achieving their college education, and why it is important for higher education to alter current teaching methods.
These issues are a responsibility for the universities and the students. What is more, university life is a critical period for the students in their higher education. However, this period is full of obstacles and challenges that may affect the students adjustment academically and socially in their new life. As well, these issues affect on the academic achievement for students especially International students since it is entirely different culture than their home country. One of the first adjustment problems and the most important one is English language proficiency, improving the English language by studying hard, motivation, adopt with group work, and ask the teacher for help when something is unclear will help the students to adjust.
However, Giles (2003) states that you need to balance your time so focussing on one thing more than the other is bad. The two Guardian articles portray students living a ... ... middle of paper ... ...ome may have difficulties which make their experience challenging at university or some students may find university the best experience in their life. Reference list: Booth, A. 1997. Listening to students: Experiences and expectations in the transition to a history degree.
Advanced educational like universities, where work load is high and allocated and based on deadline and unable to perform well in the exams are more likely to suffer from stress. Smith & peters, (2000). Friends and Family can be the best reason to relieve stress but they can also become the reason behind stress. Choose the friend that motivates and supports constantly in tough times. Keinan and Perlberg ,(1986) pointed out that the level of anxiety experienced by college students may differ from non-student peers and from one school year to
There are two research questions 1) Will university students accept the notion of self-access learning? 2) Is it difficult to promote self-access learning in Malaysian universities? This study involved all University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) students in Gambang, especially first year students. The result of this will benefit students, lecturers, educators, government officials and researchers. However, the result shows that university students do not accept self-access learning.
In recent years, although tertiary education is certainly popular among Hong Kong students. It is unlikely that all students can easily catch the ways of studying at starting university. Therefore, we need to know actually what great differences between studying at university and school in order to adjust our ways of studying more effective to achieve the tertiary education. In this essay, I will try to examine their differences in terms of the characteristic of teachers and students, students¡¦ time management and motivation as well as the modes of assessment Firstly, the characteristic of teachers and students in school and at university has great differences. The school teachers dismantle to translate the textbooks word-by-word from limited information-based, and whether the students understand the lessons or not, they can passively copy down the information and refers to their notes later at home and memorizes them.
And so, the only people who can help students to be academically honest are themselves. Additionally, stude... ... middle of paper ... ...m would help them to succeed, and reach their goals, but surely when it will come to a job career, they probably would not be admitted due to lack of experience. Knowledge comprises how much information students receive in college, and that knowledge is the key to success. If students do not believe this, they should try once in a while to totally rely on themselves during a particular exam, and surely they would realize how unconfident they were before. Works Cited Simkin, Mark, and Alexander McLeod.
The ACT and SAT that supposedly measure a student's learning potential through multiple-choice questions should be replaced by a test of a student's desire to learn determined through the analysis of essays, recommendation letters, and school or community involvement. This change can result in a more academically motivated freshman class. Standardized testing in its current form does not accurately measure most students' learning potential. It does not allow for diversity and creates a huge hurdle for many potential academic achievers. An adjustment to a diverse, open testing format of the ACT or SAT and a stress on the student's other academic accomplishments can accurately measure the student's desire to learn, therefore measuring the student's learning potential.
Fundamentally, something need to be done to reduce the high number of illiterateness among high school graduate, by considering the factors behind the reality that some high school students graduate from high school without adequate reading skills. Reading John Corcoran book “The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read” shows that there is hope for improving the situation but the fundamental step is to identify the reasons why and how functionally illiterate students are allowed to advance to the next grade. This research paper discusses three factors, social promotion, the use of movies instead of book assignments, and cheating in academic tasks. Firstly, social promotion has be... ... middle of paper ... ...not read. This implies that despite having gone through the education system, these graduates lack the ability for to perform advanced tasks in reading and writing such as filling out a job application and tax form.
However, to create an institutional environment that is fair and equal to all students would be to cater to the needs of all demographics. We have established the first generation students are a new demographic and it is necessary to help the needs of this group of students. Until the system makes it easier for those who want to earn a degree to do so while maintaining other responsibilities, the number of students with some college education, but no degree to show for it, will be a continuing challenge for the higher education industry (Unknown).