In addition, the students have to adjust to new and more precise writing styles and expectations required of college professors as opposed to high school teachers. The student’s inability to manage their time with their academics is the leading second cause of academic stress. If a student has never practiced effective time management, then it would be very difficult to apply them effectively during their freshman year of college. While freshman students have the most stress due to several new adjustments, there is stress on upperclassmen as well. College life has become a lot more competitive.
Why should students feel they need to put forth the extra effort, if they can give a mediocre performance and succeed anyway? Knowing that students will receive the same grade regardless of the effort they put in, steals all the sense of accomplishment from studying, working hard, and receiving the high mark they know they deserve. The other major problem with grades being given away is it is becoming extremely difficult to discern the competent students for the incompetent ones. This means that employers can no longer look solely at students’ grades to judge their academic prowess. Employers not trusting students’ grades will only make the already competitive job market that much harder for recently graduated students to enter.
Why Students Have Difficulty Finding a Job In high school, students begin to realize that, very soon, they will need to join the workforce in some capacity. As students mature, independence is gained. Parents begin refusing to pay for food, clothes, gas, insurance, or outings with friends. Thus, as cash becomes more and more necessary to the student’s lifestyle, it becomes more and more important to obtain a job. A student will search, apply, and interview for a paid position possibly several times before being hired.
This is due to the difference in expectations between high school and college. More importantly, college work and papers are due the day that was stated. In high school many teachers extend due dates and are lenient with handing in work late. While professors in college expect work due on the dates due no exceptions. Transitioning from high school to college English is tough for most students because of the expectations in college exceed these in high school.
With this in mind, without a college education makes it hard to compete for a high-paying job in the world that we live in today. A higher education comes with a price, and that price is high tuitions. Many high school graduates are discouraged from going to college because of their fear of going into debt like my brother. But a higher education is an investment that if done right, will pay off in the future like my sister. The growing economy makes not having a college education no longer an option to be taking lightly.
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.
Credit Cards and Student Loans are unavoidable. Attending college or a university is a huge step for many graduating high school students. It's a transition from a teenager to a full functioning adult, but for many students this means freedom from blabbering parents. What they don't understand however, is that this transition also calls for responsibility, not only responsibility for school but also for monetary reasons. Nowadays Community colleges, four-year Universities, and Private Universities are more expensive than ever.
Going to college is definitely intimidating at first, because everything is new and you are alone to figure it all out for yourself. There are some fears that I believe everybody has on the first day of college like classes, teachers, and making new friends. I think my worst college fear would be that I wouldn’t be ready for the advanced work and additional homework that comes with college. I was a procrastinator in high school and I wasn’t always caught up on my homework. I had a habit of doing the bare minimum, so I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to keep up on the work load in college.
Still others know that leaving home will be difficult and therefore dread the thought of leaving for college. No matter what his or her expectations, nearly every student encounters obstacles he or she didn’t anticipate during the transition to college. Even positive life changes produce stress, and certainly the changes leaving home demands can lead to feelings of sadness, loneliness and worry. These feelings are typical and part of the developmental transition to college. Body When students are still in high school, college looms in the distance like an ominous cloud.
Lack of Time Management Among Working Students One of the major problems faced by some students when trying to complete their education is successfully balancing time between their career and academic obligations. Improper management of one’s time is a problem that we all have experience. If not successfully mastered, it can be a major obstacle,not only in academic endeavors but in the business world and personal life as well. Lack of time management for working college students continues to present problems to many. According to Ehrenberg and Sherman (1987) examination, using data from research conducted in the 1970’s, they’ve found that students working twenty or more dramatically increased the chances that students would drop out after their first year of studies.