Parents- students had more responsibilities than the other students. From my own experience, I am now a college students and mother of two children. At the beginning, as an immigrant, I had faced many difficulties finding new job, learning new language, and acclimating to a new society. I wasn’t motivated to attend community college. After that, I had my first baby.
Stability is one of the reasons why I chose to return to school because I would someday be able to help my father the way he helped me and my family for myself as well. When I first started Ashford University online degree program, I thought that it would be difficult and kind of strange that I waited so many years to decide to go back to school. However, then I realized there really was no reasons to feel
Kendrick Watts Moyer English 1020- 026 10 February 2014 Is College Really for Me…?? In the essay “Is College for Everyone” by Pharinet, discusses that it’s not mandatory to attend a college institution to obtain a well-paying job. In the beginning of the essay Pharient refrains to a statement that students hear every day, “You want get anywhere without your education (635).” This is a statement that many teachers and parents repeatedly preach to their child since they were kindergartener’s. Pharinet also explains in a reasonable tone, that having a college degree doesn’t always bring success in most students’ life. Mainly because, students are not properly preparing themselves to what seems to be the “real world”.
And the number one answer I could think of right off the back was to make that money. Nowadays, student around my age only think about going to college in order to be successful finically, not just for an education. Although some choose to learn far beyond the classroom, many students fail to take the time to go into deeper thinking to figure things out for themselves. I believe education is a tool that a person obtains through many years of development and learning, and will be continuously employed throughout the duration of their lives. Growing up, my mom pretty much told me that if I was not joining the military then I was for sure going to college.
Returning Back To School Keshia Ferguson English Composition 1 Kathy Conner September 17, 2011 Returning back to school I never thought I would be 33 years old and returning back to school. In this paper, I will be talking about returning back to school. I have never planned to go to college after I graduated from high school, but life does not always go as you plan. When I was in high school I made poor grades. I knew college wasn't a place for me.
As well as “The making new friends” challenge. I mean why bother making new friends if you are going to lose them each year? But in the other hand, you should expect (and accept) the diversity of people. What to expect from college is not really something to specific. For example, many of us weren’t really use to studying during high school, mainly because it was so unchallenging.
I got a job and made some decent money so I decided I didn’t care for school. Moving from job to job made me realize that I have to go back to school. I couldn’t go back in time but I can try it now at ITT Tech and now I am even more focused than ever. At least two goals I set in this class are just to show up and do the work. If I show up and do the work, there’s no reason why I can’t pass the class or even get an A for my grade.
College Obstacles During my senior year of high school, it never crossed my mind that at the age of twenty-six I would be going back to college. Of course, I didn't plan on life happening, either. My dream, like most high school students, was to graduate, go to college, get a decent job, then find that perfect someone and start a family. I've been able to check most of that off my list. Going back to college has been a challenge for me.
I attended college for a brief spell prior to the birth of my son. After the birth of my son, obtaining my college degree became more of a necessity than a desire, but I was not certain how I would accomplish the task. I did know that my new role as mother required I postpone attending college to care for my child. Fortunately, I had acquired a skill in high school,
) Barriers for the Mature Student The college campuses of today are very different than those of years past, as many mature students are going back to school. These students have different needs than the traditional student they tend to want additional job skills for a new job or continuing education for the position they have now, but a few are still looking for the traditional college degree. Whatever the reason for returning to school the older student faces many challenges that the traditional student does not encounter. When I was a teenager in high school you graduated and went to college, to work, or in my case, started a family. Choosing the family option, I felt that going to college was something I had passed up for my children, but now that my children are grown I am starting college, which I would have never believed this when I was in high school.