It does not take students long to realize that there are many differences between high school and college. When students transition to their first year of college they are full of expectations that may or may not be realistic. Students may experience a culture shock when they encounter the social and academic differences between the two learning institutions. Based on these differences, it would be wise for students to focus and prepare themselves as much as possible while they still have the opportunity to take advantage of the more individualized attention given to them in high school. This essay will compare and contrast the different experiences of high school and college.
Even though a quarter of those students said the reason was laziness, we believe that most students cheat either its easier for them, or they are trying to get a satisfying grade. We also wanted to see how relevant the previous questions were from a time perspective. Did the students commit the acts of cheating recently or was it a one-time thing? We sought to find this out by asking the surveyors when the last time they have cheated was. Over 60% of students had cheated in the past month, which is fairly recent, and a staggering 83% had cheated in the past quarter.
The effects of NCLB affected everyone, whether you were at the top of your class or toward the bottom. To those of us who experienced the affects if NCLB first hand, it seemed like the students who put in the least amount of effort got rewarded the same things that the students putting in hours of work got. I asked my good friend Casey Collins, who attends University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, if she felt that NCLB was affective she said, “In all seriousness it was passed to help those who were behind get back on their feet, but it never took into account why all of these students were doing poorly in the first place. It's not effective in the fact that these kids are now moving forward but still don’t have the knowledge to do so. It also holds back the kids who work hard to succeed.” Many of the people I asked agreed in some way with Casey.
The advantage of the website is that future students are allowed to see other students’ opinions about the classes and professors before they select the classes. The website, however, isn’t really trustful since most of the comments from students are subjective. In addition, some students leave immature comments such as “strange lady”, which really doesn’t help to evaluate a professor. Overall, the web site is informal and inappropriate. Students are learners, not teachers.
It’s a diagnostic test of how much you know and how well you take tests. It has been seen that there are differences in score due to race, economic status, and gender. The verbal section of the SAT I also discriminates against non-English speaking test takers as they find the analogy section extremely difficult (SAT I Not Best Indicator of Success). It would also have an affect with other sections of the test because they may not understand the directions or interpret something differently from the English speaking test takers. The percentage of blacks eligible for admissions for UCLA has doubled in recent year, yet fewer than one hundred blacks are expected to enroll this fall.
Students Should Not Work in High School Working in high school can have some advantages such as teaching responsibility and the value of a dollar; however, the effects can be harmful to grades, social life and relationships with parents for many teenagers and cause behavioral problems. Many teenagers experience a drop in grades because working takes away from their study and homework time. They lack time to spend with friends; therefore they feel distant and sometimes lack social experiences. Most of the time they spend less and less time with their families and parents; therefore causing them to feel left out. Many behavioral problems and some health issues can also be linked to working in high school.
There might be some benefit keeping the students around until they turn 18, but the cons outweigh what’s the best interest to these kids. They disrupt other students, teachers, and are unmotivated to reach their potential, often find themselves stuck on a daily basis. Dropping out is the only choice they can have and limiting this very choice only makes things worse. Although I agree with Chapman, I think that Obama serves good intentions with this proposal but the idea may be thought not well enough. I believe that you cannot force kids into learning and even doing so, they will have a harder time attending classes than before.
If you take extra classes (or credits) but they are soft-ball classes (like basket-weaving or calisthenics), this looks just as bad. The best high school transcript will show consistent grades in a challenging course load with challenging classes. AP classes or advanced classes impress colleges and tell them that you are ready for college–level work You won't impress an admissions committee by asking for a tour of the all–night study lounge. Yes, colleges want bright students. But even more, they want bright, well–rounded students.
With more students judging me without actually getting to know me, it made my high school experience an interesting one. I cannot blame the other students for their misinterpretation of me because I also misread students. With three more years of high school left before I graduated, I would certainly try not to be misread and misread others. I was just like every other high school student trying to fit in and be accepted by my peers. While attending school I did my best to blend in, which was easier said than done.
I believe college athletes should be held by the same criteria as everyone else. I feel this way because it not fair to the average student in high school, It opens the door to possible exploitation by gifted athletes in college, and sets bad precedent for future student looking to attend ivy league schools. College sports are a necessary addition to any institution of learning but should not be manipulated to benefit few while the majority is left behind. Students looking to attend ivy league schools work diligently through high school as well as pull all nighters for potentially satisfying Sat scores to Ivy league schools of interest. The average student must work twice as hard and some in an attempt to be accepted into their college of choice.