Although I was a different person in high school, it is possible for people to truly change if they put their mind to it. In high school, I really did not care about my grades. My attendance was awful, skipping too many classes to count. I barely managed to pull off a 3.0 GPA by the end of my senior year. When I came to college, I knew grades were important but I did not realize how challenging it was to get above a 3.0 in college.
But, the problem is that High School teachers don’t worry about if a student plagiarizes or not, they don’t pay attention to that. They only look for a good work that satisfied the level of writing in college, and any student develops their writing and thinking skills. That’s why nowadays college students are struggling with the temptation not to plagiarize, and especially first-year students. These students are in the transition from High School, where the consequences of plagiarism were none to College where is the opposite because, is a crime which can get you kicked out of college, not being able to earn a degree, and failing the class. Personally, right now I’m going through this because I am transitioning from High School.
Identity Crisis If I were to put myself back in high school I probably could not have answered the question "Who am I?". My identity crisis started towards the end of high school. While most students were worried about college and picking careers; I was not. As a teenager I was fairly off-beat. I never belonged to many crowds and the entirety of my high school career I floated from group to group.
I, like a lot of people, didn’t go to college straight out of High School. It wasn’t on my agenda. After High School I took a year off and did nothing except make a little money babysitting, sleeping in, and there were about two months where I took up jogging. The following summer I felt this ping in my stomach when I saw pictures online of people getting ready to go back to college. So far in my life I hadn’t liked school but there was this part in my head that said I only didn’t like it because I couldn’t choose what I wanted to do.
Writing is like showing magic tricks to me because the audiences don’t know what will happen. As a freshmen coming to college, something that I have to get used to that no one will inform me if I didn’t do my homework, or I skipped class. I didn’t expect much from any of my classes. In the beginning of the quarter my main goal for EWRT 211 is that I wanted to learn how to write better. Most of the essays I wrote in high school didn’t receive high scores.
I finished off my second semester at UCA with one A, two B’s, and one C. My last semester at UCA I did not put forth any effort. I did not know if I wanted to be a public relations major any longer so I took a bunch of random classes to see if I would find anything that I might like. I started partying less and tried to focus more on school but I still devoted most of my time to the person that I was dating. I thought that my love life was more important than school because I did not know what I wanted to do and I did not see the point of going. I finished off my last semester at UCA with two A’s and three B’s.
I'm Going to College Neither my grandmother, nor any of my great aunts, went on to college. It was too expensive for their family. My great Aunt Nancy, however, did try to take night classes at the University Extension, which was held at her high school. Unfortunately, she was unable to continue paying for these classes, so she left the University Extension program with only twelve credits earned. Aunt Nancy just continued to work at the job she acquired, right out of high school, and work her way up through the ranks at this job.
My parents did not have the resources to support me in college. So, I relied on the assistance of strangers and summer job to stay afloat in college. Regardless of the difficulties, though, I graduated as top student of the year and was awarded the President’s Cup. Thus, I became the first in my family, both on my fath... ... middle of paper ... ...ing and administrative computing, database and network management. Later, I went back to school and earned a Master of Science degree in information science.
In high school I didn’t know what I wanted to with my life. Should I get a job or go to college? After I graduated my parents decided to get divorced so the stress and drama of the situation held me back from applying to school. I took a year off and started working at random part time jobs eventually got sick of it at finally applied to school. I registered for two classes but I made the dumb mistake of taking them with my friends from high school.
During my high school experience, students had the opportunity to take college courses through our high school. This gave the more advanced students a chance to practice the same routine as “normal” students, but still challenge and educate themselves. Abolishing high school would not solve any problems in our educational system. There are many ways to improve upon our school system; however, we need to start at the beginning. In an essay by Harley Tong, high school is portrayed as “a waste of time and a struggle to remain interested in schoolwork.” He continues to describe his own experiences and how they led him to begin his college career two years earlier than most students.