The first alternative to examine, for new incoming freshman is that of living off campus (not in the school's dorms) for the first two semesters of college. This could be through living in an apartment, or living in a sorority or fraternity. This living option does not have the benefit of closeness in proximity to classes. Some students who live off campus have to travel tiring distances each morning to get to there classes, compared to those students who already live on campus. The research (interviews) I have done has told me that this problem has lead to many students not wanting to get up, and actually come to class in the past, and it only gets worse in the winter.
In 1975, Caroline Bird’s “College Is a Waste of Time and Money” describes why college degrees cannot buy you five years in the work force. Bird’s essay heavily describes the emotional struts these students encounter while attending college, and the anguish of dreadful classes which seem irrelevant to your actual desired occupation. High school students are inevitably being pushed to believe that college is a fundamental difference between working a desk job making $80,000 a year, and working a minimum wage job the rest of your life. Many college students are finding out that your twenty-thousand dollar degree won’t land you your dream job. Although some may advocate that college is the proven method to a successful career path, the majority of people that attend college are setting themselves up for failure with barricades like loans, low graduation rate, lack of experiences, and career success rate after receiving a degree.
Although Banks-Santilli does not say so directly, she assumes that the students can not afford multiple application fees and the students are unsure on how to determine which college is a good fit, as their parents have not taken them on a college tour. I agree that first-generation students have far less help
How outrageous would it be if college were focused on socializing, partying and freedom? It would defeat the purpose o... ... middle of paper ... ...people who decide to attend college and endure the pressure of all-nighters are those who are capable of distinguishing the importance of education and its benefits. Regardless of the successful number of students wanting to attend college, a large percent of enrolled freshman drop out. The world without knowledge is in complete disorder; we don’t realize how empty and ignorant we are without knowledge. The ignorance within ourselves, nonetheless, can be filled with education and bring definite changes which can impact an individual, a community, a generation and eventually our world.
Roommates, they share your room along with many other things that you once had all to yourself. It is understandable that many incoming college students worry about who they got paired to room with. One of the most common things incoming college freshman worry about the most is getting stuck with a bad roommate (Society19). To many students, their room is their personal space and a place where they can unwind and relax after a long and stressful day without any interference from others. This all changes once they have a roommate.
In college, “students are expected to be young adults not large children.” After abiding by the same rules for 13 years, they tend to change. Once in college, there is a chance you will not know your professor and he will not even know your name. This time will definitely be the hardest for students because they are going from living in a house with their parents telling them, when to get up and go to school, when to go to bed, to having to wake up on your own. Students are tricked into thinking college classes will be the same as the classes they took in high school based on the name of the class, when really they need to focus on the credentials of the class as well the rigor of the teacher’s teachings. .
We all know that not having money, workload, and lack of support in college are reasons why most students dropout of college. Along with family problems and just the responsibility of being in college can make someone want to drop of college. For example, the Robinson family has the first child beginning to enter into college this upcoming fall. However, they do not want to put pressure on their child on over
Vague Thesis: How my brain keeps trying to make me go to college. I like a lot of people didn’t go to college straight out of High School. I took a year off. I did nothing. I went to school for a semester and realized I couldn’t pay for it and that what I thought I had wanted to do my whole life sucked and I hated it.
Since out of state students are bringing so much of their stuff here because they are not going to be able to go home all the time. Walsh should two out of state students together in a room. Having an out of state student in a triple is just not logical. But, if they out two out of state students in a room together it would make more sense. The reason being that they are both bringing so much of their belongings here to campus and they are not going to be able to go home on a random weekend to take clothes they do not need anymore back home.
My College Education Experience My transition to college was very rough, not only was I just, “going to college,” I felt as if I was picking up my life, and moving it to the city of Merced. Originally I was supposed to have first year student housing guarantee, but I missed the deadline, and I didn’t get a dorm, I rented my own place and lived by myself for an entire year. I also carried a very negative attitude and very bitter about attending UC Merced, because it was my last choice. I was too arrogant to see how blessed I was to have all of these opportunities, and affected my academic performance. However, at the end of my first year, I had not just improved my GPA, but I felt as if I have found another part of myself in Merced.