Learning to manage your time with all the freedom college brings is one of the hardest transitions to make. While in high school you always were reminded when your work was due and etc. In college its your own responsibility to know when you have work to be turned in and test. In explains ways to make managing your time easier such as knowing your goals and knowing what you have to do to achieve your goals. You also have to know your purpose of attending college and what you want out of it.
I have four requirements that need to be met including, 3.0 GPA or higher, 18 or higher on the ACT, 95% attendance, and a high school diploma. I support free community college because it gives opportunities, it can lower the unemployment rate, and save money. Free community college can give opportunities to lower class people who can’t afford college. If these people want to go to college, but they can’t, now they would be able to. They would be able to receive an education to help them get a job and make money.
Why High School Graduates Should Take a Year Off Before Going to College I believe that after graduating high school it is helpful in many ways to take a year off before you decide to enter college. Nothing is better for a person than to be able to live a year with a fresh and open mind for what they want to do for the rest of their life. This is a year to be able to consider all the options, find stability in their life and with their financials, and they would be way more motivated to go back to school or even have better luck getting into a school. A year to be able to consider all the options in life could be very useful for indecisive people. If you are not positive on exactly what you want to do in life yet a year is more than enough to research jobs.
Community Colleges After high school students attend college to further their education. The major step challenges you to choose between a university and community college. According to the College Board, four out of ten graduating high school students start their college careers at a community college. Over one thousand six hundred community colleges serve eleven million students. (Advantages on Fastweb, 2012) I believe community colleges create easier ways to extend your education.
College vs. High School By Erika Clough Many students, especially those who do not have a family member who has been to college, believe college is pretty much like high school, only bigger. In today’s modern society the two most popular forms of education are a high school education and a college education. More people than ever are striving to better themselves by achieving some form of college education. To be prepared, it helps to know what differences lay ahead. Though academic requirements and student life vary depending on the college you attend, there are basic differences that apply in almost every case.
First you should major in subject areas that interest and feel passionate about it; consequently, it will make you engage fully with the material you are learning and marketable in a competitive workforce. Beside you should learn who you are, what you love, and where you find yourself good at. Also parents should not interfere and force you to choose a major you don’t like. Even if the you don’t know what you want to be, you can still determine your skills and interest by looking at your academic history, especially in the challenging and comprehensive classes in which you perform well. Moreover you may also reflect on your past experiences, jobs you’ve done to determine your major.
“Gap year students show a clear pattern of having a higher GPA than would otherwise have been predicted, and the positive effect lasts over all four years” (“Data”). With a gap year, college students are more likely to go to school with a purpose and want to do well and get good grades. Taking a one year break between high school and college allows motivation and interest to studying will be renewed. Excelling well in academics can help one get scholarships and will help them pay for their education, so they won’t have to pay as much. College can be very expensive,and not many people have the funds to pay for college.
In today’s world you almost need a college education for most jobs offered on- the- job market. No matter what field of study that is chosen, time and effort will need to be applied in order to get the best education possible. Both online versus traditional education have pros and cons; the teacher’s presence, the classroom settings, and time taken to complete courses to get a degree. In both educational settings teachers are needed factors for many reasons; guidance, teaching material to the class, and just there to help students in general. Going to either traditional or online college is a big step in a student’s life, and teachers are there to help and guide them through any situations that arise.
While if you don’t practice skills such as prioritizing, managing your time, or being organized your success will be limited. Personal responsibility is an important role in one’s personal life and college success. First of all to be a successful student you must create a time management plan. A time management plan can consist of many different tools. Such as a daily planner were you can write down your daily task.
My Learning Style How can learning styles define a person or does it really matters to achieve the goal of completing a college degree? Students see, hear and feel things in different ways, but each individual prefers one above all. Maybe it’s time to embrace what works the best to suit our needs and excel at the task given. I will discuss why I chose to finish college, how I’m catalogued in reference to my learning style and what do I think about this. My reason for seeking a college degree are many, most jobs require knowledge, advance skills, and experience.