Taking English course can prepare the students to write successful papers throughout student’s university career. In every major student will need to prove their knowledge on test, homework, and organize information in research papers and explain their opinion in essays. Even when students graduate they will still need to know how to write. For example, when doctors see the patients. After checking doctors write prescription for the patients.
College professors expect students to be mature enough to understand the material or ask for help when they do not. College students are expected to manage their own time, including their class schedules, extracurricular activities and recreational activities. Students must find a balance between academic and personal activities and learn to set priorities. Academic coursework can vary greatly between high school and college. In high school
“I think people change a great deal between 18 and 22” – Dr. Neuhauser, president of St. Michael’s College. Not only could such courses open doors to this ‘self-discovery’, but also having a larger set of skills is going to make one a more knowledgeable, credible, and interesting person. Colleges want to prepare an individual for the ‘real world’ and are putting their best foot forward to help develop certain tools to help the students. If you are a person who can communicate well with writing and also orally, that alone will help you in any situation, not just a focused major. Also brought up in the article is being able to make a choice, or an argument and being able to defend your side of that argument.
In Charles Murray’s, “Too Many People Are Going to College,” he claims that students envision college as the best place to mature. Students are no longer expected to be told right from wrong and be handed everything they need. Instead, they are expected to make the right choices that would benefit them the most while reaching out for whatever help they need. Murray states, “The college curriculum demands the students’ most strenuous efforts, so that students who succeed in getting degrees must necessarily have learned how to allocate their time, set priorities, and discipline themselves” (70). According to many news articles, students who take advantage of their campus Recreation Center show better time management skills and perseverance in their
We experience self-discovery, self-improvement and personal growth through higher education which will help us gain more confidence, higher social skills and greater civic awareness, all of which we need for our future careers and adult lives in general. According to Chris Blake (2001), “Generally, colleges provide access to topnotch professors and experts who are constantly teaching classes, giving lectures and offering help to students in their chosen field. This type of interaction extends well beyond classroom learning and gives you an opportunity that most high school grads don't have available.” These professors will be our role models, teaching us valuable skills and lessons so we can find and increase our potentials, to be able to grow and evolve as human beings for future generations. While I was doing a practicum in Hawaii for the Early Head Start preschool, I watched an interesting encounter between one of the children and a substitute, who did not have any children of her own, nor has she ever volunteered with children before as a teacher or tutor. Kingston, a three and
In this particular article, the author aims to interest students, young adults, and other people that are affected by strict job qualifications. Young adults and teenagers make up a large majority of student populations in colleges and universities. In an article that argues the worth of the Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees through humor, anecdotes, and other techniques, the obvious audience being targeted is those concerned about their enrollment in school and future jobs. Humor is a way to engage and engross readers into literature and news. The author quotes Richard K. Vedder who says that “in 20 years, you’ll need a Ph.D to be a janitor” (par.
As a college student, it would be so different from a high school student. College students should learn more and talk more. They learn more knowledge from professors and talk more in college life. Since last semester, I found that many professors encourage the students to have discussion during the class. Conversation is important for everyone.
Therefore, the best way to overcome the language difficulties is forcing the students to speak only English in the class room, and joining college activities and conversation club to interact and practice with other English language learners and native speakers. There are many benefits to this solution. First of all, the students are convinced to be brave about speaking English regardless of bad grammar and errors. Therefore, they will be more confident to participate in the class discussions. Second, since they have the conversation club including classmates and others English learners, they can practice and learn each other during that time, so speaking English will become their daily routine by doing that activity.
Ways to overcome this would be to have an organizer/planner so I can purchase and get the needed materials for the classes I am taking this semester. If I am having difficulties I should get assistance from the professor or ask students in the classroom for help. College may seem like the hardest obstacle I have come across but with hard work and commitment I will be able to achieve success in any field I dream
Initially, the class overall seemed interesting especially some of the topics that where discussed in class. As for the essays they seemed hard just as any other essay seems at a glance. The class time really helped me out on figuring out exactly what I was going to write about, I realized what my strengths and weaknesses are as a writer, for example what I would consider my biggest weakness when it come to writing is it takes me a while to actually start a paper, throughout the course I learned how to effectively brainstorm and overcome this weakness of mine. In general I feel like my writing has improved since the first day of class. One way my writing has improved this semester is that I have learned how to accurately organize information, and decide how to clearly present the material.