Schools subjects in those countries would probably be considered much harder for students living in the United States. As for me, I grew up going to school in West Africa, but after coming here to the US, I realized how much more relaxed school was. In my previous school, from 1st to 5th grade, we had to write about three or more pages of notes using pen ( pencil was not allowed to be used in writing; it was only for drawing) and then, recite the whole thing exactly as it was written on the pages in our notebook. Now that I think about it, it probably wasn’t that necessary to do so, but eventually it helped with guarding the lessons in our minds and
Having been completely cared for from our humble first steps as an infant through walking the stage at our high school graduation, we may soon realize that we are ill-prepared to be on our own at a college campus. We will quickly need to learn to cook, clean, and care for ourselves. Beyond that, there are certainly other skills that I believe I will acquire along the way. Another lesson I hope to learn is time management. I had a very structured schedule throughout high school, but a majority of this planning was done for me.
The length of study in the public school is not as fast as in the homeschooling. In the public school we may believe that everything has been strictly constructed. Thus, the student’s education follows the regulation as well. In 9 years the students only reach the kindergarten, elementary school and junior high school. It is different from those who belong to homeschooling.
This is a major reason because if I did not take college classes, I do not think I will be able to understand what is expected for college, how I would be able to study for tests, and how to take college seriously. My first college class was okay since I ended the class was a B. However, this class made me learn what to expect from college classes and I ended getting mostly all
Another big difference between high school academics and college academics is the importance of the test. Unlike in high school, where daily assignments can help to pad a grade, the main source of grading in college is the test. With possibly only three tests per semester in certain classes, I am under a heavy burden to do well on each test. Also, with all of the independence I now have, homework and studying are not always my first priorities. I would much rather spend time with my friends, watch television, or go to a party than do my schoolwork.
In college the students have more power to decide their own rules. They have the freedom to choose when and what they do. While most assume individuals would prefer going back to high school as opposed to college, the differences in scheduling, responsibilities, and teachers/professors show otherwise. Schedules in high school and college differ in a lot of ways. As Laura K. Zimmermann notes in her Chronobiology International article “Chronotype and the transition to College Life,” “For many, college is a period of changing social synchronizers, with young people moving from required early morning classes and parental control to increased flexibility and autonomy in scheduling” (905).
One main difference you noticed between these two is that college is a lot different than High school and the style of teaching has changed over time. In my experience as a student, I noticed a few similarities and differences between a high school teacher and a college professor. One similarity I learned about my school teacher and college professor was that both of them had open availability. For example, If I was not understanding how to do a certain assignment, both instructors would take the time out of their day and would try to explain the instructions more vividly. This would result in me having a better understanding of the topic.
I still felt the sense that I was not in the right environment. Seeing the way I could quickly improve my grades helped me to remember the extent of my abilities and made me realize that I needed to be at a school that took me out of my comfort zone. The school I currently attend is great; however, I need to be somewhere I can push myself and grow as a person, yet being this close to home is not allowing me to do that. Changing my mindset is simply not enough, I need to change my surroundings. I graduated high school at the age of 16 with a 3.5 GPA, and I did not graduate at such a young age for no reason.
He also told us that if we took Speech, it would only count as a high school class. With all of this information, I decided my best option would be to take Public Speaking as a Junior. I did not want to stress out over this class my Senior year, so I should get it done Junior year. I wanted my Senior year to be a lighter load of classes. From my first to my third speeches, I think that I improved immensely.
Before he left for military school, he told me to never give up even if life is so hard. Every Time I am going through something hard I think about what he said to me. Are you ready to go to school” Nancy said. “There is the people I want you to meet they are so nice and they helped me when I first came here.” “Yeah, I am ready let’s go to my so-called middle school.” I said under my breath. When we got there it looked like a normal middle school but, I knew it wasn’t normal.