For example, my best friend and I just graduated high school this year, and once we entered college, we felt lost because of the things we did not know how to do. We did not know how to dot some of the most important things: pay our bills, make sure we received our financial aid, how to do our taxes, etc… All Golden West College students should be required to take two semesters of learning how to do some of the most important everyday things, such as: how to balance a checkbook, how to do taxes, what a mortgage is, and many more things. Clearly, all students should learn the basic things that every adult should know throughout their life. A majority of students have to go through real world situations on their own, and they though... ... middle of paper ... ...ld be aware of how to do certain things in life. Sadly, high school did not prepare students as well as a majority of them thought that it did.
I took current events as a freshman and a junior, neither time was it mandatory to take and I didn’t need it for graduation, but I thought it was important to keep in touch with what was going on in the world, and even learned which news sites lean towards liberal and which ones don’t. It would have been effortless enough to cheat in a class like that, but I didn’t; I read numerous different articles to choose which one I wanted to summarize and turn in every week. Others in the class would share their summarizations of their article they chose so the others could just change a few words and turn it in. I also took psychology in high school, which was not needed, but it interested me, and I’m delighted I get to expand my knowledge of it here in college
This was the path I was supposed to take, I felt like I needed to get out and prove everyone who doubted me about going to college wrong and not just some tech school a couple of minutes down the road or a school in my town. Majority of my classmates always made jokes about me not going to college and being the kid that peaked in high school. Not wanting to be known as that guy, I buckled down at the beginning of senior year and started making the moves needed to take that next step to go to college. Finding motivation in myself, I started to excel in my school work and put the pieces together. After taking the standardized test needed for college and filling out applications I started to receive feedback from colleges.
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.
Since the school felt I was performing so well on my own in academic classes, they talked my mom and me into doing away with my IEP. Throughout high school, something inside me told me I was better than just an academic student. I wanted to be able to be in honors classes because academic classes were not challenging enough for me. Teachers and other students did not take the academic classes seriously. I asked to be placed in an honors class my junior year; I was told it would be too difficult for me and I would fail.
I would begin to doubt my aca... ... middle of paper ... ...dn’t accomplish much of anything in high school I finally woke up by realizing I couldn’t mess up on my last chance at redemption. I came having no friends for to depend on, a very pessimistic mindset, and horrible persistence on pushing myself to things I wasn’t ready for; now I am confident enough on my own abilities and what they can be applied towards. After my first semester I made nearly all A’s, was recommended into “The Honors College” at Lone Star, and was named to the President’s List. This might not mean much to other students, but for me it was like breaking the chains that were holding back a potential that has yet to have been entirely expanded upon. To make a long story short, I am the type of person who will find a way to get things done by going through any obstacle that stands in my way to reach my goal, and my goal right now is to become an Aggie.
It’s unfair and wrong for political parties, or its affiliates, to sneakily find ways to keep college students from voting. This political manipulation could strike doubt in the government’s ability to hold true to its true purpose, which is to establish a government for the people and by the people. Candidates are allowed to discuss their policies for OUR government, but turn around and try to keep certain demographics for implementing their fair say in the election of our political representatives. Political Parties suppress votes of college students to manipulate the government while disregarding the young’s input. Tactics used to suppress college students from voting do not physically keep one from voting, but are used by creating new laws that would prevent one’s ballot to be casted.
States would also be allowed to implement their own taxes. For those reasons they believe that the current tax system is the best system and people would not support a flat tax. The circumstances that cause the chapter to be written is that there could be a need for new textbook to be written. The purpose of the article is to educate students about the government, especially in America, this chapter was about taxation. The audience are students of either history or politics.
Based on the Electoral College system their vote may possibly not be represented. Because of today’s society in the U.S. the Electoral College should be abolished because it is not necessary to use a middle-man to choose our president for us. It is a vote by the people, all of us having one voice, one vote. Boyd, William J.d. "Electoral College System Challenged."
Voting has educational affects that no one ever often considers. Voters would become familiar with the political topics and the issues that are present in the country. A well informed public would raise the level of conversations to a higher intellect (Compulsory voting, 2015). In addition, compulsory voting would save the country financially since there would no longer be a need for advertisements to encourage voting. Also, the country might gain money from the fine that non-voters would pay, if paying a fine is the chosen punishment.