Learning Against Grades In this society, students are encouraged to pursue a higher education after graduating from high school. Yet, each individual has a different reason for desiring to move on to college. Students attend college either because they want to increase their knowledge, get a decent paying job after college, or they just want to get the “college” experience instead of going on to the working force after high school. As a first-year college student, I pictured college to be a “… place for learning and growth…” (Jerry Faber, 387), but I was slightly wrong. Everyday I stress over earning a good grade in my classes, instead of being driven to learn the material of the course.
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”.
In “Generation R”, Peck writes in a situation about the thought of new generation. Some instances show that young adults are not ready to face their independent lives. Jean Twenge, an associate professor of psychology, is found that young people who graduated from high school dislike the idea of work for work’s sake, and expect jobs and career to be tailored to their interests and lifestyle. They also have very high material expectations, and believe financial success is extremely important. Twenge says, “There’s this idea that, ‘Yeah, I don’t want to work, but I’m still going to get all the stuff I want” (Peck 303).
Erica Goldson Valedictorian Speech Response Erica Goldson brought up a very controversial and very interesting topic about our current education system in the US. She states that students are so focused at memorizing data and getting good grades, that they miss out on the whole idea of learning and being educated. I agree with her, students should be learning and absorbing the material, instead of memorizing for the next big test and just forgetting about it later on. Graduating seems like the top priority in students nowadays, and to me that is just upsetting. And the students who are very talented and are very motivated to learn and be driven in a non-academic subject seem to have a more negative image than the people who are driven by academics.
The program directors all say these are the most important topics to cover because those are the topics that most freshman and ever-older students have a problem understanding. They wanted a program that made it easier to say no to drugs, drinking, and sex, but yes to studying. For Freshman Advisory Program the juniors and seniors are able to apply to become a part of this program. Only a hand full of Juniors and a hand full of Seniors are picked, You must have at
Say Hello to my Little Study Buddy Most adults will arguably tell someone college is ‘the time of your life’ but what they forget to mention is the hardships and stresses it actually brings. There is a whole new curriculum, much harder than a high school one, and for most people their first time living on their own. One must learn more material in a shorter length of time from difficult assignments that will require a majority of one’s leisure time. The harsh reality is that students without parental supervision will unfortunately want to waste their free time doing more entertaining things than cramming their brains with gratuitous amount of new statistics, formulas and information. Students will usually opt out of performing homework
Being the first person in my family to get a college degree makes me feel so good. Setting example for children and letting them see that mommy can do it is priceless. The things that we do in life as far as school wise are thing we can take us to the next level is just a lot of us lose hope we are not sure where to go. I though getting a high school diploma was fine for me. I felt school was not for me because I have dyslexic and, I feel people just don’t want to help me.
I totally agree. High school teachers tend to go easy on their students, try to pass them but not help them with their future. I think that is one of the reasons for such a high dropout rate in college. And most of my friends end up in preparation courses for calculus and composition. More and more computer based lessons have been given to high school students.
America has been the home for numerous people and they feel the need to represent “their” country in many ways as possible. However, as they grow up they observe that they are limited to certain things including going to college. It is not because they are not intelligent or committed to education, it is simply because they do not have a legal status that provides the opportunity to apply for financial aid and in some cases college. During high school everyone starts planning their future, and one of the main focuses is getting into college. How would you feel if you find out that you cannot attend college?
Ashley Isham Dawn Hubbell-Staeble GSW 1100/11:30 1 Nov 2012 Project 3: Arguing with Sources Service Learning; Effective or not? As college freshman, we don’t want to put on all the extra things all at once. We want time to breathe, relax, and have fun; Enjoy college life, isn’t that what it’s all about? Service Learning isn’t the first solution when it comes to thinking about having fun for most college students. People don’t think they will have the time to do it, and it will take time away from studying, but what if it’s part of the class?