(Canon, 2011) Moving and switching schools so frequently can cause a wealth of problems for the military child. Changing schools often can have a negative effect on schooling on its own. If classes in one location are behind classes in another location the child has to catch up to the rest of the class. If some classes do not transfer to another school the child may have to retake classes or even postpone graduation. Research has shown that frequently changing schools has a cumulative effect on academics, often putting a child who moves frequently a year or more behind students who do not move as much.
When both the parental support and other income do not fill the need or desire of financial independence students are more increasingly turning to credit cards. Credit is needed to establish a credit history, young students between the ages of 18 and 25 often enter contractual agreements with credit card companies either uninformed or mislead. Many credit card companies are increasingly marketing on college campuses. Students are the prime focus by certain financial institutions because they lack the financial knowledge to know the terms of the credit account versus what cannot be covered by the student’s current income. Simply put, these financial institutions are offering gimmicks such as pre-approved accounts at terms that cannot be repaid with a minimum wage job.
Secondly, the clash among discourse. This is a big issue. Dictionary definition of discourse is ‘verbal expression in speech or writing’ or ‘a formal, lengthy discussion of a subject either written or spoken’. Students begin university, they see things they recognize, and that’s what they want to communicate about. Discourse proves difficult for the newer students as they aren’t familiar with university curriculum.
The students are still being exposed to the working world at a very young age which can have its very own benefits. The teens learn responsibly the meaning of hard work, but there are demerits at the same time. Each year the acceptance process for college has been getting harder and harder, and when a teenager is forced to work through high school their grades are bound to suffer. Many of the teens working are coming from lower class families who are working to support themselves and save for college, this to mean that the fact that their grades are suffering from the work they are expected to do contradicts the whole reason of them working. It is actually hard for teens to balance their schoolwork social lives and a demanding job.
When you go to school full time you have to look at the bigger picture of how you are going to live while in school. The classes are usually larger and the work load is more demanding. An individual may have to work part time and go to school which adds more stress to going to college. The financial dilemma has a major effect on an older person attending college. If your job pays you to further your education you still have to look for the hidden costs they don’t pay.
When in high school, there was a sense of urgency to get out of the normal routine and head off to college. The reality when college life hit, was a newfound sense of insecurity that I had not felt since the transition from middle school to high school. Students who attend college away from home are faced with even a greater amount of uncertainty. The other costs not related to financial burden are the physical toll, and no, I am not talking about the pain I felt from my first spin class, although it was painful. The physical toll is based on the change in schedule, the additional homework, the late nights and long walks to and from campus.
Causes of Stress on College Students College students are faced with many different stressors during their time in school. It is a chapter of their lives that their parents have tried to prepare them for from a very young age. Whether they are high school students trying to get accepted into a college, a student transitioning into college dorm life or adult students trying to balance their job, their home life, and school, college is a stressful time. The stress of college starts before they attend their first class. In fact, it starts as early as the first college application.
Student In Shock John Kellmayer My reaction in “Student In Shock “is an example of most college students who are overwhelmed by college experience. The author shows about three specific issues that cause many of us, who attend college, to go into the stage of “Shock”. I heard and saw many of my classmates complaining about how college makes them to go into a deep debt. For example, financial issues, support from their families, and the choosing of a major issue. College is expensive and sometimes they need to loan money just to send their kids to college.
(Tinto, 1982) Major factors that contribute to a student’s difficult first year transition may allow for insight into the new student’s experience during this period. Some of these factors include: (i) lack of social support, (ii) academic stress, (iii) financial burdens, (iv) life adjustments, (v) depression and (vi) the burden of having to build a new support system at college. (Misra,
The transition from home to college is not only exciting but also overwhelming. College is a stressful time for many students. Not only do students feel academic pressures, but they also feel the pressures of autonomy, relationships, and social issues. With the increase of homework and pressure, students find themselves desperate for control over something in their lives: their bodies. “Restrictive eating is a way for students to have control over something when everything around them seems uncontrollable,” (Grassi 40).