The purpose of this paper is to assess the performance of first-generation college students. With the number of first-generation college students enrolling in universities rising, these students often have a struggle to transition into a university life with the lack of knowledge that their parents could not provide for them. College is a huge step for many families because they are sending their children off to get a higher education; therefore, support and motivation were added to the studies. These two components will be mentioned in this essay because many studies have shown that they can affect a student’s ability to do well in school. This happens because first-generation children grow up in an environment where they are
For many people, higher education is needed as they pursue their desired career paths. However, the same seven deadly sins of lust, gluttony, envy, greed, anger, sloth, and pride that keep one unhappy and unmotivated in everyday life, even if one does not realize these are the source of their unhappiness, can also be applied even more specifically to students. Most will struggle with at least one of these areas, if not all of them, in their academic journey. Being aware of the common potential downfalls, though, can better set up a student opportunities to overcome them. This, in turn, will help them in overcoming obstacles in their life after school as well.
From the time we start our careers as students in school, we are told that in order to gains success in life we must attend college. That after high school, college is no doubt the next step we should be taking. Yet, for most students that are not wealthy this goal is almost unattainable. If the majority of students can’t afford tuition, then why is the tuition rate so high? Its certainly not an accident. Tuition is set in place to separate the minorities from the wealthy.
An anecdotal example is given of a student who admits that while she should have been paying attention to the lecture, she instead was anxiously watching the clock wondering if she would make to the local shelter in time. Sara Goldrick-Rab and Katherine M. Broton speculate that this could be one of the main reasons why students drop out of college. Even students who attend community colleges, which are supposed to be more affordable, struggle to support themselves while getting their education. Sometimes scholarships, while they still cut costs, are not always enough to help students through college. Since a higher education is becoming a necessity for getting a job, the solution to this food and shelter insecurity is to create private and government initiatives which will help support students with their basic needs throughout college. They propose that this can be done with food pantries funded through University Food Bank Alliance, and many other foundations and programs which will reduce the costs of food. Goldrick-Rab and Broton propose that these programs will solve the issue of hunger and homelessness through
My mother and father have always wanted the best for me, like all good parents do. One of the many things that they expect from me is to receive a college education, something that they never had the chance to do. My parents always advise me to not to make the same mistakes as they did, to go to college so I can get a good job and not have to struggle in my life.
Long ago, there have been massive arguments about whether or not community college should be free. Nowadays, a college education has become fundamental in today's society. Each year, education is becoming challenging in today's marketplace. Thus, many people, including students question whether community college tuition should be free given. I firmly believe free community college should be provided and financed by the U.S. government. It will encourage learners to concentrate on their studies, and encourage them to work harder in school. In result, a significant increase in student grades will rise. Therefore, the opportunity will create student, specifically low-income student to have more advantages.
College students who come from low-income backgrounds are the less likely to begin college, less likely to finish college. Therefore, many students don’t complete their college education to even reach a degree. According to Jeff Guo, a writer for The Washington Post, “Low-income students who scored between 1200 and 1600 on their SATs were half as likely to finish college than their counterparts in the top 25 percent of the income distribution.” (Guo). Even when the variable for ability and academic is controlled, it becomes prevalent that low income students are more likely to drop out of college than their well off counter parts. Such economic distress can lessen a student’s ability to finish college by requiring them acquire a part time job or reduce credit/unit duty to help out at home. Furthermore, some students even defer applying to colleges because the price tag scared them away from even applying. Alexandria Walton Radford interviewed a student “Karen” (whose name is changed for privacy reasons) who is part of a study which included 900 high school valedictorians and their college selection process. Karen is ranked at the top one percent nationally on the SAT, participates in many school’s teams and clubs, and works a part-time job to help her family. “And while Karen was confident she could be admitted to institutions with large price tags, she concluded there was “no point in applying” since she didn’t believe her family could foot the bill.” (Radford). Such students of high academic achievements should not abstain from the pursuit of higher education for the fact that their financial situation cannot support it. Often times, students who are put into such a predicament take loans to be able to afford
“Eat the rich,” the phrase so famously created by the French revolutionary and writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is possibly ringing in the thoughts of lower-income students and their families’ minds in the face of rising tuition costs with the seemingly endless problems of Higher Education. However, the phrase can easily be the title of one of the many proposals; the student debt crisis had not only affected the community consisting of college students and their families, but all sectors of society. There have been voices regarding this issue from different personalities, different occupations, and different roles in policy making; from the articles in the New York Times to voices from political commentary such as Ann Larson. Even billionaires
If anyone has ever went to high school, then they have heard about college. Everyone has a different point of view on the idea of college. Part of it depends on how someone was raised. If a person’s parent or guardian drilled the idea of college into your head, or if they told you ‘do what you want’ or ‘I don 't care’, or ‘You’re not going’. While college is great, there are other means of education.The value of college is a low because there are people who do not qualify for a college education, and also because there are other ways of post-secondary education other than college.
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. First generation college students are ill prepared for college based off of statistical evidence, their parents, and financial struggles.
Why should college basketball athletes get paid? Pinker 's essay is about moral goodness and how it is what gives us a sense that we’re worthy people. Also, he talks about how we decide what 's morally wrong.
However, the privilege of obtaining an education is becoming increasingly difficult to finance which ironically leaves some college students with the decision to choose between pursuing their dreams or having a meal on a consistent basis. The general perception of students who attend college is that since they are able to afford to further their education, they are inherently privileged and inevitably categorized as part of the affluent demographic within our nation. In contrast, Frank Eltman of the Huffington Post expressed that the majority of students enrolled in a university are ineligible for food stamps despite suffering from food insecurity. Eltman also capitalizes on the statistic that the tuition for public universities has increased an inordinate amount of twenty seven percent in the last five years. However, tuition is not the only expense that students are expected to finance. Textbooks and other general necessities are also costly aspects of college life that are often unaccounted for in regards to the true expense of obtaining a
with his or her family. All sorts of feelings come into play for young people
The first type of stress that college brings students is financial stress. Many students who attend college are paying for it on their own. This immediately creates stress about how to pay for it. Most college students do not have a steady flow of income and almost none can pay for college out of pocket. This makes the student think if college is an investment that is even worth it. Most people are spending at least $50,000 on their college education and high school students can’t even begin to
Various studies across the globe have emphasised that students undertaking professional courses, are subjected to higher stress. Excessive stress could lead to psychological problems like depression and anxiety.