College is one of the most significant times in a person’s life. Every year high school kids will visit many different colleges so that they can be confident in their college decision. Some kids will follow in their parent’s foot steps and base their decision on where their mom or dad went, though, not all kids are fortunate to have help from their parents. Many kids nowadays may be the first in their family to take on higher education. The article, “First Generation College Students: Unprepared and Behind” by Liz Riggs explains that kids who are the first in their family to take on college are at a disadvantage compared to kids with parents who attended college.
In the quote by Kevin Abdulraham it explains that if an individual can take any disadvantage whether it is psychical or mental and turn it into an advantage can make the drive in the individual unstoppable. Additionally, Banks-Santilli (2015) explains that students who are entering college feel that they are breaking the continuation of their family’s values (Para. 2). This feeling of betrayal can put an emotional toll on the student if they feel that their family does not support their decisions. Additionally, in “First-Generation Undergraduate Students and the Impacts of the First Year of College” Ryan Padgett (2012) explained that students whose parents went to college scored higher on cognitive and critical thinking test than a first generation college student (p. 259). The study finds that the student begins college at a disadvantage than their counterparts because with no prior knowledge of their new surroundings, causing longer time to adapt.
These particular students tend to be what Armstrong and Hamilton (2013) call strivers. Strivers tend to have heavier course loads, work at least one job, and are excluded from the party scene for financial reasons (Armstrong and Hamilton 2013). Each class is prepared for college in ways that are fitting to the goals they need to accomplish. The middle class is socialized to question professors and feel
“The middle-class readers who bought the book demanded government action to ensure the safety of their food supply” (“Muckrakers” 120). Justice was attempting to hinder the vile practices of this industry through the public’s outcry. They felt threatened by the industry’s unregulated actions and needed authorities to change this. That traitorous industry underestimated the length its consumers were willing to go to fix their destructive
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.
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations is designed to help first-year students ease into the college lifestyle. This course familiarizes students with Missouri State’s public affairs mission and how the university, the faculty, and the students work around it. Basic college information, guidelines, resources, and study tips are brought to student’s attention to assure they get the most out of their academic experience. GEP is one of the easiest – if not the easiest – class you will take here at Missouri State University. Most of the time, students blow it off because it seems useless, but in reality it is one of the best ways to transition into college life.
Financial difficulties, motivation and time management are issues that seem to plague college students everywhere; myself being one of them. These issues are significant and need to be addressed immediately to avoid further complications; which in the end, will help make the future much less frustrating. Mainly,
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.
Some of the students belonging to minorities, who are studying in colleges might not know that there are number of scholarships that are available to them to help them is paying their college fees. College is completely different from high school and the experience of college is altogether a new thing. In high school you may have a student body that only composes of one or two particular ethnic groups but in college students from all over the world are present. The student body is diverse and many universities offer different scholarships to students belonging to different ethnic groups to have a diverse student body. The colleges strive for a diverse student body because the knowledge which is gained through interacting with one another benefit student in their future life.
They go into very deep detail about how they deal with stress when you have a paper due because you will need to take your time and relax, classes are very hard for them too and about their social life because they want us to have a good understanding of who they are as people. They all talked about their freshman year at Wayne state because we are incoming freshman and how they had to
The Pursuit of Grades Over Happiness There are many accomplishments that we have achieved, yet many to achieve, and the race towards them never seems to stop. Well, this is the case for many students because the race towards achieving high grades never comes to an end. Grades are meaningless in the grand scheme of things, as they do not control the rest of your life, but yet are still overly looked upon and can affect a student’s life drastically. However, a poet once said, “Life is not a race, but a journey, to be savored each step of the way” (Nancye Sims).