Most human beings begin college with high expectations of obtaining a degree to become successful in life. Many students are not academically prepared to meet the requirements needed to complete the courses they are enrolled in. The freedom of becoming an adult takes a great toll on the education of new comers to a college. Half of college students are likely to never receive a college degree. Attributes that contribute to a student failing in college is the lack of skills that prepares students for a higher education.
First Generation College Students Introduction First generation college students are students who comprise a distinct minority within most institutions of higher learning. These groups of students are the first generation of students in their family lineage to attend a college or university (Allwood, 1966). Due to the lack of family guidance in navigating through the college experience, first generation students face an array of obstacles upon entering the realm of higher education. These students are less likely to obtain their bachelor degree due to finance, family support and retention, all which ultimately limit their college experience. Not only do these students experience issues migrating through high school into college, they also lack the necessary resources some students need to achieve higher standards.
As students finish their last year of high school and get ready to take on college they will realize that they are not even close to being ready to take on the next step of life. As life advances in technology, classes are becoming harder and take more brain power to work out problems or write papers. Students are not used to using their brains because in high school their main focuses are on test and to maintain their GPA. When students move on to college to further their education and then suddenly fail, fingers are pointed at who 's to blame. Society standards continue to rise and many students can not keep up and begin to struggle emotionally.
They find out how to come independent from their parents and how to prepare for the rest of their lives. I believe that Harley Tong was simply too advanced for his surroundings. He most likely found the other students immature and didn’t fit in with them. In his case, he found a solution to attend a community college instead of his high school, which I commend him for. Many students in his situation would simply drop out, and that is not the answer.
The average high school student is not ready for college. Entering college as a freshman is a lot different from entering high school as a freshman. High schools tend to “think” they are preparing you for college when really students are physically and mentally not prepared. Student’s grades are inflated in high school, which is not always good. In order to succeed in college, some attribute you should have are study skills, time management, awareness of one’s performance, persistence, and the ability to utilize study groups.
Standardized testing cannot predict col... ... middle of paper ... ...sideration the learning disability. Because of this, a student could be denied a place in the school. Through this, the world could be denied an amazing doctor that struggled in English in school, but in college had a teacher to help them through their disability. Colleges should not put a lot of stock in standardized testing because it does not evaluate true knowledge, the tests cannot predict college readiness, and students with test anxiety will not perform at their best. In conclusion, colleges should not use standardized testing as a main part of deciding if students can get scholarships or if they can get into the college.
Rose explains that she failed because in college, and in this course in particular, it is not enough for a student to know the material, but rather, to be able to apply it in a various amount of problems. Yet the problem Andrea faces is that she was never taught this in high school. Rose writes of other students he tried to help as they sat in front of him with eyes that were both sad and confused. From young, jocks, to a twenty-eight year old mother, and an insecure girl that was so afraid to use her own ideas, she turns to plagiarism. Rose explains this situation in great detail, “Students were coming to college with limited exposure to certain kinds of writing and reading and with conceptions and beliefs that were dissonant with those in the lower-division curriculum they encountered.
According to Time magazine, “22% of people can afford college, and 75% can’t afford, and family and schools differ on who should pay for it (Is College Worth It? ).” Some college students feel like college is a big waste of time, because they never really learn what they want to learn. College students have to take courses that have nothing dealing with their major just to get a general education requirement. Being a college student I have heard other students “I do not see why I have to take this class it has nothing to do with my major.” The students also gets frustrated after awhile. College prepares students with more knowledge to succeed later on in life.
That’s why students are not learning how to be originals with their work, and they decide to use someone else’s ideas, and not give credits to the author. Because some High School teachers don’t teach their students how to use a resource, and rightly give credits to the authors. That’s why it is better to teach the students how not to plagiarize in High School because the consequences in the college of this crime have an adverse impact on the rest of our
You ever heard of the saying it’s about what you know? Well that’s how college kind of works! In addition to not being capable of doing the assignments, you have those students who don’t have parents who attended college. So countless students don’t have that extra push to learn about college and it discourages them. That is when you see anxiety develop the most.