In today’s society it is important to receive a college education to join the workforce. However, the transition from high school to college can be a very intimidating experience for many students. To make the college transition less frightening, students can take several precautions while still in high school. These precautions include participating in extracurricular activities, taking challenging courses, as well as developing good time management skills. Participation in extracurricular activities is important in succeeding in a college environment because it helps students to explore their interests and talents.
Personal responsibility to me means taking accountability for your own actions, Making a commitment and sticking to it. In order to be a success in college, you have to apply your life learned lessons to the equation, to balance both school and out of school priorities. Because You are responsible for the choices you make, you are ultimately responsible for your success. Becoming a master organizer and learning how to manage your time efficiently, will help you achieve your goals. Taking responsibility for all that happens while you are in college will help you prevail in areas, where you may have lacked confidence.
Students whose parents show an interest in their children’s education are more likely to be supportive and in agreement with educators that a high school diploma is important to hold. Many students in today’s society, especially those of minority families, do not have the encouragement or support of parents or family members to graduate from high school and go on to college. They look at their parents as an example of how to live their lives and further their educator. Studies show that parents who are highly involved in their child’s education motivate them to higher engagement in their academic work, and in turn, the students ' engagement in school lead to higher academic success. Mo encourages parents to understand the importance of their involvement in schooling of their children and stay involved in their children 's everyday lives, despite the increasing independence of their adolescent.
Some homeschooled students follow a set curriculum, but the parents of other students select matter as educational needs begin to appear more appropriate (Everhart and Harper 1). Parents teach more of what is important in academics. In any event, homeschooling is beneficial to students in the long run. Most homeschoolers attend top notch colleges after graduating from high school. They also attain more knowledge on subjects that they have personal interest in.
College success is defined as a personal goal that will prepare students for the occupational job field that the student is pursuing. Many factors lead to success in college and identifying these positive influences is important to serve as a guide for parents who desire a college education for their children and for college students who want to achieve their educational goals. There are differences of opinion in ranking these factors or influences in order of importance. There are some who believe students who receive strong parental encouragement is key for success. Another major factor for college success is the amount of time a student spends on their academics.
According to studies of Hackman & Dysinger, a familys expectation may be as significant as a student’s own. Many graduates note that their parents assumed that they would graduate rather than just hoping. Students of educated parents are more likely to be motivated in college because of their understanding and encouragement. Involvement in college is another way to receive social support. According to Astin, A. W, living on campus is the most effective way to be involved, when college students stay on campus; he or she is surrounded by individuals seeking similar goals, which is to succeed through education.
I believe that parental involvement is essential for the success of a child’s education. I think for a child to excel in school that their parents or guardians need to educate the child as much as the teacher. It is important for the parents to understand the effect they have on their child’s education and how significant their role is. Since a child learns just as much from their parents as they do from their teacher it is important that the parents also stay educated and know the material the student is working on. For a teacher to properly educate a student they need to know them in all developmental areas which includes parents, because of the crucial role they play in their child’s growth and development.
Even with older students, teachers need to understand and be aware that parents are their child’s first teacher and they have information about their student’s abilities that we may not see in school. According to Katz, in order to have a successful IEP team, it must be built upon foundation of trust, empathy, and mutual respect. I believe that getting parents involved in their child’s education needs to start as early as possible. The more parents, teachers, specialist, and when appropriate students work together the more students with disabilities will succeed in school.
and most likely will happen. Reducing the psychological stressors, such as intimidation and peer pressure, helps to maintain a secure learning environment. Students entering college are often overwhelmed and muddled by so many choices. High school teachers must prepare their student’s for the possibility that not having a major in mind is completely normal for most college Freshman. Hart suggests focusing on your ‘specialization,’ by your gifts, attributes, and strengths (128).
College as a Monumental Moment Through life there are good, bad, pleasant, horrible and magnificent moments. However, there are special situations that deserve to be notable because of its important influence and support. For instance, starting college is a critical decision for first generation students. Nonetheless, the mentality of students, expectations of loved ones and the beliefs of community are pivotal contributors to a monumental path. Not everyone, but many college students are in college because they want to change their futures while they contribute to an important moment in their lives.