A recent failure that has changed how I go about my daily life is one that many college freshman experience in their first year. In high school I was a very good student, but I did not have to put in a lot of effort to get the grades that I wanted. I would joke with my friends and say that high school taught me how to put in the least amount of effort, and still get the maximum result. All of my teachers told me, as they did every student, that college was going to be different and if you do not put in more effort it would be very difficult. I knew this coming into school, but I am not sure if part of me wanted to prove people wrong, or if I actually was just adjusting to college life.
Rejection. A word that I despise; and is something that has happened to me so many times in so many different ways. One of those ways was being rejected from one of my many college choices because my SAT scores did not reach their requirements. “Why apply?” you may ask, although my SAT scores did not meet their requirements, everything else on my application was perfect. I had great grades in high school, I volunteered many times; both inside and outside of school, I always helped around in my school administration whenever help was needed, and I always dedicated a month of my summer just to help my school give out the school books to students and sell the school uniforms.
This can make school quite boring for some students. Even advanced and honors classes can be too easy for some students. A lot of my friends are taking college classes all day, because they are more challenging than the courses offered at the high school. While this is good because we now have the option of Dual Credit, students before this offer were stuck with nothing to challenge their
My first semester in college told me a lot about myself and I think the most important thing I learned was that small schools are not beneficial to me, some students love the feeling of individualized learning within a small college but as a student I could tell early on that this style of learning was not for me. While I feel like I do well in class, the lack of fellow students that I get along with is surprisingly large I ended the semester with no one to help me study or even really another person to talk to about school related things which I feel is a problem for me. As a student I learned a lot from my teachers and I found it easy to get to class on time and follow assignment directions, unfortunately one of my biggest problems was turning
Most colleges give out minimal tests, which causes students to defer studying. The lack of frequent test distributions in class results to the formation of bad study habits. Usually, there is a long duration before major tests or exams are given and this leaves a break for students’ minds to drift away from the material. Hypothetically, if tests were give... ... middle of paper ... ...ege students would not want more tests to be given because of the extra work that comes along with it, it is an effective way to form good habits that will benefit them in the future. Attending college is expensive as it is, so why not endure the maximum capacity of learning?
It was important that I go to a good university or I won’t be able to get a good job when I graduated. Even though, I didn’t rank as high as I was in middle school, I was doing well enough on my exams; my counselor and teachers told me that I might be able to go to any universities of my choosing. I was very relieved and satisfied with myself; this was my life goal after all. The life of a high schooler was much harder and more completed than a middle schooler. I had to study every day to keep up with the amount of materials that were given out in class—they were much deeper and complicated.
The first two tests I barely passed. The teacher was always willing to help with what she could. Me myself had other problems going in to the class. I am a learning disabled student who was not getting as much helps as I need. The classes that were being taken by me were college level and were all time consuming.
College is the time when a person goes from being a kid to a young adult. This is also the time when a person is on his or her own but also needs to learn how to be responsible at the same time. But as time goes by, we students have learned the hard way that it’s extremely easy to let that freedom get to our heads and go a bit overboard causing us to screw something up. Studies have shown that students who’d never had a problem doing homework find themselves failing tests when there’s no one around to motivate them to attend class. People who’d always managed to have a thriving social life discover they’re constantly bored and alone.
Students today think their way of studying is effective for them which it might be however, for most, their studying technique isn’t benefiting them at all. Studying is the biggest factor when it comes to success to passing a class. Dr. Chew explains the do 's and don 'ts when it comes to studying successfully. Students maybe comfortable with the way they are studying but doesn’t mean it’s being effective. In the first video he explains the term “overconfidence” which is what a lot of college students tend to experience from the time they start school until they reach college.
It makes figure out just who they are and what they can handle, and it allows them to think for themselves. Nathan ends her college story with an excellent quote from a senior; “I think I was pampered the first two years with thinking it was great that I am living on my own and taking on some responsibilities and experiencing, you know the “fun” of college life…The problem I have now is, people are frustrating to me because they don’t take school seriously enough,”(Nathan, 2005, 130). While in college, its acceptable to make mistakes every once in a while because in the end, college is about education and not all lessons learned during college come from a textbook.