However, even though I am sure that college is the right path for me, I am still worried about the transition and if I will be able to support myself, and learn everything that I need to in order to transition from a small town to a larger city. Also, after watching the video in this segment, it really opens your eyes to how fast that information is moving, and how even though you are going to college, things you learn could be out of
However, Gladwell’s writing has informed me that anyone, if they are prepared to work hard, can reach their goals. Learning Frameworks itself has offered myself and many others a jumping off point for the looming workload of college. I feel more prepared and motivated than ever to excel in my courses. Typically, I hold myself up to the average standard in my classes. I wish to take more initiative in my endeavors, but am somewhat unwilling to put in both the time and attention.
The decision to go back to college was a significant but stressful decision to complete a degree in Visual Communications. The decision to complete a degree is stressful for many reasons: 1. School has always been a struggle some times because of my bad decisions other times because I am still searching for the best way to learn. 2. The decision to go to school brought forth the decision for full time or part time.
However, many people say that college can lead a harder life (Adam). During college education, students tend to drop out of their career field due to the pressure and frustration. After dropping out, students have to straighten their path. Starting a new and better lifestyle include traveling, for example (The Value of Education). Education could open a new learning experience between languages and cultures so that traveling could be a qualification.
Growing up, for most people, going to college is not an option- its an expectation. In our society, going to college has become a fundamental part of our education, becoming an adult, and for most people just simply part of our lives. However, as people grow up and experience reality, the realization hits that college may not be as simple as once thought. As much as attending college is expected from the majority of young people, dropping out of college is not. Even with the idealization of the college experience, some students are forced to cut their education short due to a plethora of issues.
As an upcoming freshman in college I have realized many things looking back at my high school career, and home life outside of school. I use to wish for time to speed up so I could hurry and become my own person, a young adult and now I will truly miss it but I know my time was well spent because I used it wisely by partaking in opportunities to better myself, and spending my time wisely In and outside of school. I can truly say I tried all throughout school to find new ways to get involved with my school, community, and people around me. But I really would have to give all of my success up to this point to my mother, from being the vice president of drama club up to getting getting my part time job to which I have been committed to for almost
As I look back on my journey to college, I faced many different problems and disadvantages even before taking my first steps on campus. In Linda Banks-Santilli’s “Guilt is one of the biggest struggles first-generation college students face” many first generation students view being the first one in the family as a major flaw before entering college (Banks-Santilli, 2015, Par. 4 &7). The lack of self-respect makes it difficult for students to achieve success without help or motivation. The students have to change their viewpoint about being the first to go to college in their family as a weakness and make it a strength to help motivate them to be better students.
HBased on college pressures by William Zinsser, the four pressures that college students experienced in the 70s includes economic, parental, peer and self induced pressure. These pressures still remain in this day and age, but also the pressure to compete with their peers on paper has become a burden. It was once much easier to receive an overall liberal education, and has now become a one tracked focus on what career can make the most money. Students are left limited to the majors that are generally needed rather than follow their dreams. Economic pressure is one of the top pressures that college students face.
You need to grow as a person. Living the college life will be a nice change of pace. I will learn how to sustain myself and how live every day as an “adult.” It will test me like I’ve never been tested before, but I’m keen to the challenge. I can already see myself experiencing this once in a lifetime experience and going to classes to learn from these great minds. But this is not where my journey ends.
Paying for college is a stress factor that students experience every day. On top of all the stress from school work, some students have to worry about paying for college also. Many resources for students are available to prevent students from having to work a full time job, or even take out a loan. Even applying for scholarships and pell grants and receiving them, paying for college is still an added stress. High school students are always encouraged to take AP or honor classes to help themselves get into college.
A diverse amount of new fields will be exposed to me while pursuing a college education, both through required courses and the individuals throughout. I heard many time that people who attends college decides that the chosen field of interesting at the time, is not the best career for his/her future. For example, a student may be attending school for Law & Business and discover that to achieve the lifestyles envisioned, pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapist is more suitable. Even if a student isn 't sure about what career choice is wanted, having some college education will increase the chance of earn more money in the future. College education expands the amounts of opportunities available, which Increases earning potential.
Prep-work As a senior in high school I see why everyone is so stressed about college and hoping they can afford it. Lot of people around the world ask so many questions on when they should start college planning. There are those who oppose to certain requirements for your kids to get into school and don 't want to stress their kids out.it 's very essential to start planning so that later in the future there won 't be any struggles or any type of set backs. Is it okay to start early college planning? Planning for your kids college expenses and education is okay.
However, the burden of requiring us to make a decision is still unreasonable. It seems as though in addition to the school system, now even parents believe that going straight to college with a career plan is the only option for their kids! Bottom line, there are other ways to have a good life. Making students feel as though these decisions are important is necessary, but we shouldn 't have ridiculous amounts of pressure piled on us to make major life decisions so quickly. I want my years of high school to be filled with exploration and open
The goals are that I must go to college, learn as much as I can, and do what I love to do for the rest of my life. In my mind, the difference between a job and a career is if I went to college. The outcome of going to college will bring me that much closer to obtaining a career. So yes, college is expensive. However, by working hard, being persistent, and striving for success, the cost will only be a miniscule problem because of the outcome.
Many people want to go to college right after high school to complete their education and to be able to get a good job. Going to college could allow the student to learn many things you cannot learn from the service, and allow the student to have a better education. Many students have plans to get into a career right after college, but that time would be wasted doing service. By the time the year is up, the opportunities that were there before would be gone. Teenagers are often busy.