As we all know, college can be very expensive. With the scholarships and grants, college student-athletes can go to school for free and get their day-to-day needs such as food, housing, clothes, etc. Ackerman and Scotts, purpose is to show that college is a learning experience and with the help of college sports, the student-athletes will have a chance to grow and be successful in life rather than being exploited. However, critics believe that college student-athletes should be paid salary, like professional athletes, because they want people to see the “athletes are the rule, not the expectation” (par 11). They want the audience to think that it’s a rule for student-athletes to go play pro after two years, will no expectation.
As an example of parental pressure, Zinsser tells the story of many students who go to medical school to please their parents. Students feel obligated because their “parents want [them] to be a doctor” and they are “paying all this money”
Do you ever wonder what college students fears might be? Do you ever wonder what is going through their mind? In the article “The Student Fear Factor” by Rebecca Cox, it explains many different factors that a college student might be going through. The article gives many point of views from other students and what their thoughts about college was. There are some students who either are incoming high school students or are returning which can be a big fear for them the most because they don’t know what to expect from the campus vibe or even what their teacher can be like.
In all fairness, is college really worth the trouble or is it just a way to drain people both financially, physically and mentally? Presumably, college is a big deal to people especially parents. College gives advantages to a person’s life such as getting payed more or getting a better job than others, but what others didn’t mention is that various have to pay off student debt for, well, most of their lives because of the
Many people may argue that the financial burden of college is not worth it, yet paying for college teaches responsibility and accountability. There are many fields in the job industry that doesn’t require a college degree. However, when the facts are presented about why college is important it is very clear the the financial burden of college is worth it. A college education helps shapes the economy into a brighter future. Students who put in the time and effort with paying for college, they find a whole new world that opened up to them with job opportunities.
Student-Athletes Should be Paid Student-athletes are the main source of income for their respective colleges. They are also instrumental in the recruiting aspect of colleges. In order to maintain their good reputation and keep being attractive to incoming students, colleges depend on their athletes to be the “cream of the crop” at their level of competition. Then why are college students not being paid for the services they provide. Many will say that student-athletes are not to be paid as they are receiving a free education through scholarships.
Researchers, psychologist and counselors conduct lot of research to understand and assist the stress of college students. Increasing complex situations and demands in the academic and non academic necessitates an understanding on how students perceive and experience their roles. People assume that male and female experience differences due to biological reasons and these differences existed overtime and among cultures. To understand gender differences, it is essential to study beyond biological determinants (Davidson Katz 1991). College students feel stress due to exams, fear of failure, decrease in self esteem and less time spent in leisure activity (Northem, O.Brien and Goetz 2001).
A child’s dream that someday I will be a nurse and that dream will come into reality when my Aunt offered her support to send me to a nursing school. The opportunity given to me by my aunt cause conflict between me and my father (crisis arise). This is where I experience the identity moratorium. I love my father and disobeying him hurt me as well. But my decision is final, so I shifted to nursing even though I’m incoming 3rd year in my Computer Science course and shifting to nursing means I will be 1st year again.
The vast majority of students enrolled in a college campus are extremely unprepared for the environment. Many students do not begin preparing themselves for the college setting until they have completed high school; however, this decision may be harmful in the overall success of the individual. While early college preparation can cause burnout, physical or mental collapse due to overwork or stress, parents and administrators should encourage students to begin preparing for college ahead of time because preparation will result in students beging ready for the vigirous course work, allow students to be aware of the expectations prestigious universities anticipate, and introduce students to the wide array of opportunities that are available.
Some college students do not know how to properly prepare for a test and will perform poorly and are anxious as a result. “The academic workload requires that students face a series of peak periods such as finals, there is a relatively constant underlying pressure to complete an upcoming assignment” (Hudd, Dumlao, Erdmann, Murray, Phan, Soukas, & Yokozuka, 2000). After completing an exam, there is a period of depression that students may experience which reflects on how they performed and their performance compared to other colleagues. Low self-confidence and a poor perception of performance can be a reason why depression occurs after the test. Course overload can also cause students a great deal of stress.
A few weeks in, I was feeling the heat. The pressure was getting to be too much. I was unable to focus my attention appropriately. I felt like I was living in a fog unable to think clearly. I was obtaining C’s for my poorly written essay’s (which was a blow to my ego) in my English class.
He believes that determination is focusing on a desired goal and that that it is the first step to a successful end (221). Then he starts to talk about how he felt “desperate to change his life” and that “going to college and medical school with friends was the way to do it” (221). He then admits that he felt like there were times that he wanted to give up but he had the discipline to keep up his determination (221). He has felt the way many students feel in college when they realize it takes so much out of you. He also mentions that he fail the state board exam and that “the light in the tunnel disappeared” (222).