Learning to manage your time with all the freedom college brings is one of the hardest transitions to make. While in high school you always were reminded when your work was due and etc. In college its your own responsibility to know when you have work to be turned in and test. In explains ways to make managing your time easier such as knowing your goals and knowing what you have to do to achieve your goals. You also have to know your purpose of attending college and what you want out of it.
We were all somehow exposed to different backgrounds, as well as lifestyles. Therefore, it’s safe to say that the statement “Is College for Everyone” doesn’t imply to certain people who were raised to think otherwise. However, Pharinet seems to think that most kids should consider not going to college at all. Pharinet went on to explain how most students will find themselves working full-time jobs to help pay the expenses of college, in result their grades begins to drop. Then the student decides to drop to a part-time worker, register for less class hours to find more time to work on improving their grades.
When I decided to go back to school, knew that college would help me refresh my brain in certain areas that I may need improvement on. I also returned to school because I want a job that will fit with me. Since I have been out of high school, I have had quite a few jobs. The jobs that were employed at, I knew that those jobs were what I did not want to have a career out of for the rest of my life. So, after all the different jobs I had back to back and me not being satisfied with either one.
(Rose 2011) I believe these students are doing different activities to better their lives and to experience different life styles. In college I was going to try college wrestling but I cannot because I’m not enrolled in the university. Even with low academic skills, going to the community college you can still explore new interests, discover new place, and meet new people. “These experiences contribute to college life, but getting an education should remain the student's foremost purpose.” (Shatkin 2009) Rose’s article talks about Elias
In this essay I am going to explain key influences on the learning process of individuals. I am doing a BTEC extended diploma in health and social care right now at college and I am enjoying it so far. I did As levels last year in applied science, media studies and communication and culture and did like the subjects which made me go off track I didn’t attend lessons and my attendance dropped poorly. However when I came to pick up my results and I didn’t get the grades that I needed I realized that I need to put my head down because I don’t want to end up doing a boring/retail job all my life. My career goal is to become a radiographer which my dad first introduced to me and I found rather interesting, but my plan B is social work.
When going to a class, one should hope for a professor with strict guidelines and grade policies in order to retain the knowledge necessary to excel in college. The average student would praise the instructor that came to class for a short amount of time and didn't show any interest in the classroom, got done early and left. But that doesn't help the student in the least. A good professor shows they care by asking questions and getting the class involved in the lecture. They don't just please the overall thirst for an “easy A.” Strict professors are good professors when it comes down to getting the job done in the classroom.
Freedom is the main difference between high school and college but, classes, teachers, social aspects and costs are the major ways that college differs from high school. In high school, your teachers tell you what to do and how to act in school but, at home you have your parents who generally make sure that you did your homework and studied for tests. Your time was pretty much managed for you. In college you are on your own, being responsible is just one of the many qualities a student should have to maintain progress. As far as being mature and determined.
Growing up, my mom pretty much told me that if I was not joining the military then I was for sure going to college. And I was okay with that. I knew that going to college would give me a better job so I could maintain a stable lifestyle; but that’s the thing, it never crossed my mind that I need to go to college for a better education. In today’s society, in order for people to have a good job outside of professional sports, music entertainment, and military, they have to have a college education in order for them to maintain a decent job. So far into my college experience, I can tell that some of my classmates and peers have that mindset.
For example, many of us weren’t really use to studying during high school, mainly because it was so unchallenging. But through college you are going to have to make some changes in your life. You are going to take those classes that require memorizing long formulas and theories, and that will take more of your time. During the process of college you are going to have to learn how to take care of yourself regardless of your parent’s being there for you or not. Responsibility will play a big role during this time of your life.
We sat down and worked out a solution we ordered a new computer, we only hope this helps us get more college work done and in a timely manner leaving us with less stress. Loosing days at work to go to school has put a huge struggle on me even though I know school is important. But having less money come in is a huge stressor that I have not found a way to deal with except telling myself that after I get an education I will get a better job. After sitting down and thinking very hard about this I have developed my action plan. One big thing that seems to help people deal with stress is going to the gym.