The importance of getting a college education makes a person strong and more confident about them selfs. In my situation it has been really difficult to be able to transition from high school to college even though i have been out of high school for awhile now, it for sure doesn't feel the same. I have been attending college for a couple of semesters now and i do have to say that it hasn't really been easy, yes some courses have been a challenge for me but some more than others. People would think that things come to them very easily but for some people it takes them awhile to get into the grove and to grasp it well. In this journey of my college life i would have to say that it has been the biggest milestone for me.
As I look back over the last three years of high school at American Heritage I have finally realized the importance of maintaining good grades. This was my biggest challenge to over come because I was too easily influenced with the wrong things, rather than applying myself to right things. I was found myself hanging out with the wrong people and never paying attention to the bigger picture. While my grades suffered I found myself not caring about homework, tests, etc. This took a dramatic toll on me, not only at school but at home as well.
Looking back, there were several poignant moments when I was struggling with my classes and would have given up trying to achieve my goals. However, I chose to endure those moments because I believe that those challenges were there for my betterment. For example, my Accounting and Microeconomics class last semester served to be one of the greatest challenges I had to go through. There came a point when I almost failed several long tests and had a low grade in several class activities. The difficulty pushed me to work harder and harder.
Socializing with friends and going out to have fun was another reason why I did not learn how to write proficiently. While in high school, I worked two jobs that consumed most of my time. My past focus on playing sports, socializing with friends, and working, instead of focusing on reading and writing, has caused me to have problems writing today. First, one of the reasons I am aliterate is because of playing sports. Playing sports in school took up time for practices and games that took away from learning and school work.
Many teachers do not like “catching plagiarists and bringing them to academic justice.” As she states, it is not hard to just cite the author that originally had the information you are using (Bojar). Plagiarism is becoming a big problem in the school system. Many students do not understand what needs to be cited and what does not. The school system should teach students the proper way to cite, and they should teach them that copy and pasting is not writing a paper. According Bojar to students at the community college have a hard time juggling classes along with his or her family and a job.
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.
The ups and downs of learning teams Nicole Mills COM100 November 4, 2013 Alan Chapple The ups and downs of learning teams When I think of working in a team or group, I think back to high school group projects where I got stuck doing the work. Working in a team is not always easy, but the experience is worth it in the end. My first class at University of Phoenix was GEN 200 and my first experience in a learning team. I was a little resistant at first, I could not totally accept that the determination of my grade would consist of individual and team assignments. I prefer to work alone because I know what I am capable of and know I will produce quality work on time.
That was a big step being independent on my own not being with my parents all the time. I had to things for myself, but if had question about anything to just ask them. My parent’s life experiences helped and accumulated wisdom preparing me to meet the requirements of life in society. Peer groups in society today have a lot of violence, drugs, and other bad things. My high school I graduated from Washington Marion High School has changed in many
Student athlete roles have always been a problem. Some people say these athletes shouldn’t even be in school because their grades aren’t high enough. Others see a more sensitive view of the topic. I experienced this topic first hand from middle school though high school and for about a week of college. I believe it really is a problem.
18 year olds are at crux of their growth, they have little to no time and are handling copious amounts of stress, to force them to work around a issue they do care about, is just wrong in my opinion. Can you imagine going to High school and after finishing hours of HW, sports practice and house chores to then be forced to go do community service? Modern teenagers are very busy in today's world, SATs, the stress of looking for a job or going to college all these worries manifest within them and to put additional stress on them and telling them that absolutely they have to do community service would not help them. According to NBCNews and a survey taken by the American Psychological Association teens on an average are MORE stressed than adults. 18-year olds barely have any time and are under gargantuan amounts of stress, forcing them to do community service will hurt their general well being.