In high school, students’ stress is minimal because many real-life problems such as bills, jobs, and deadlines, are not as big of a deal. However, in college, all of these stressors are demanding attention at the same time and are amplified in the new setting. According to Sarath Nonis, “time constraints, financial strain, academic workload, and interpersonal difficulties with faculty, peers, and significant others contributes to stress for college students” (Nonis). College is a time for new experiences, and many students experience new social circles and opportunities to have less-supervised fun in their downtime. New relationships, or the lack of, can cause stress among students.
This semester was a headache because I was going through the transition from high school to college. I was learning new things and I lacked the traits a college students needs to have in order to do well. I know now that my next semester will defiantly go smoothly, because I now believe I have the traits a college student should contain thanks to my Professors!
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
Having consisted of homework, class assignments, quizzes, tests, and dreaded final exams is a feeling every student is not too fond of. Making friends and meeting new people along the way is common for everyone to experience. Graduation is something that feels too far away, but when caught up in the moment it is here the next day. High school and College are very stressful but when gradation is over it will all be worth it. Hard work truly does pay
College prepares students with more knowledge to succeed later on in life. Even though in one learn a lot more knowledge, and responsible in college it is not always a good. After the student graduate from college they are still unemployed or underemployed. The stress from college can later on cause health problems. Students are usually overwhelmed with all the work they have to do just to get a degree that does not guarantee them a job.
My parents are not here telling me what to do all the time and I can speak for myself and be independent at college. Although I do miss my parents, I was ready to come to college and take control of my own life. Also the fact that you meet so many new people and become so close in a short amount of time is a good part about school too. I was very nervous before I came to school that none of my friends here would be as funny and nice as my friends back home, but in all reality my friends here are very similar to my friends at home. The hardest part of school would be the fact that I’m away from my dog, boyfriend and family.
Getting an education has always caused stressed upon me. School did not come easily to me, like how it does for most others. College is not easy to handle when you are having to juggle time, work, and other responsibilities. College requires you to have the time and effort for it. For things such as, studying, working on group project, going to school events, writing a paper on an event, etc.
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.
A High schooler’s transition to college life can be difficult since time management becomes a major priority towards success. In other words, it is up to the student to finish assignments on time. As a previous high school student and now a college student, time management has become a constant concern of mine. My time management was significantly better in high school than college because I didn’t have hard assignments so I didn’t develop strategies for good time management. I wasn’t ready for the package of responsibility when I took my first steps as a UC Davis student.
I struggled with the small scale learning and the smaller college life in general, it was difficult to find people to talk to and study with or just people to recognize as I walk to and from classes. I think my biggest problem during the semester was my attendance record and I think I fixed the problem by forcing myself into my schedule and developing a habit of heading to class on time. I realize that college work takes time and a lot of effort and I could not always put forth the effort required. But I did learn valuable lessons such as how to find quality sources for papers and how to use the information to write better papers. If I do come back to RCC for my second semester I hope it will be better than this one and I know what to do in order to be the best student I can