I had no idea that college tuition was so expensive, I would hear people speak about it, but it doesn’t quite reside with you until you’ve experienced it for yourself. My first semester of college, financial aid only covers about two-thirds of my tuition, and with three kids in college, I had to get a job to help out my parents out. This job then began affecting my school work and ultimately I had to quit. I then resorted to applying for scholarships, and that’s what helped me out a lot. What colleges don’t understand is that their expensive tuition does not only affect your pocket, but also your overall performance in school.
Young college students are taking longer to finish school while choosing to wait longer to start a family. Nathan Harden article Peter Goes to College states “Today’s college students are a lot like Peter Pan—they are in no hurry to grow up”( Harden, 257) He argues that many college students are affected by “hook up culture ” struggling to commit to relationships and career choices. Like Peter Pan, many college students are taking longer to “grow up ” and are no longer considering marriage as an option. Many college students face social pressure to prioritize career development over relationships. Harden points out “It wasn’t always that way.
This essay will be discussing and answering all six assigned comprehension questions about the education of Omarina , a troubled student who got the support many kids never get 5)the two questions that were asked have very different impacts.The first question”what college are you going too” was asked to students in a more developed community where money isn't a very serious issue.This had a positive impact as it was implying that students have reached that level of education where they will continue studying after high school.While on the other hand kids in a more lower class environment were asked”if they are going to college or not”This would have a completely opposite effect compared the first question, as it was implying that not everyone has reached the level of education where they can not continue their
According to Sandra Smidt, author of Developing Child in the 21st Century, the first reason is that parents of college students told their child they could do anything they set their mind to and this type of parenting has its pros and cons. It builds confidence when the child is younger, but when they get older, they feel like they aren 't living up to their potential and this can cause existential crises about whether what their doing with their life has any meaning. While the midlife crisis has been around for decades, there is a phenomenon increasing with Generation Y called the quarter life crisis. The author of The Quarter Life Crisis Break Through, Adam Smiley Powolsky, says that it is a combination of the stresses of college, both academically and financially, the competitiveness of the job market, and a constant fear that we aren 't doing something meaningful with our lives that makes up a quarter life
First thing to remember, schools and teachers have been telling high school students to go to college when they’re done with high school for as long as I can remember. But sometimes going to college isn’t the best thing for you if don’t know what you’re going to do or study. But if you know what you want and know what you’re going to study then I find it very beneficial for you. A lot of students who are still in school are uneasy or unsure about going to college because of this bad thing called Debt. Debt has been a big factor in why students and teens don’t attend college after high school.
People who do not complete high school should at least try to accomplish their GED. Many people think that once you drop out of High school everything will be over, but it will not just because of the fact that we are able to take GED courses. GED is very important because it can get you further than many people think, who knows you can be in one of the top universities in your state. Education is important because is has an impact on people who are looking up to us. For example, I have three little sisters and I want them to see me graduate from both high school and college and I want them to think that they can do the exact same thing as me.
Burnout takes place when a child starts something too early and become uninterested in it when they get older. When starting college prep too early, a child might become uninterested in college when the time comes for him or her to go to college. This is known as college burnout. Thomas Frank states, “ An extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance.” So a lack of performance and extreme exhaustion are all signs of college burnout. Socrates would even disagree with what some parents are doing nowadays.
The infamous answer to the question, “What is your primary goal for going to school?” is “to further my education, get a job, and be successful” such a cliché if I must say myself. My goal attending school is to make my family happy, as well as myself. In high school, I did not apply myself like I should have done because I was not sure if college was in my favor. Also, being the child of a single parent wanting to attend college seemed impossible, especially far from home. In a family where no one has surpassed the first two years of college, I feel a spotlight is on me to not only finish, but also finish strong.
After public schooling has no more to offer, students are paved the way to college. However, many of the said American students do not have the funds for college, or struggle to make ends meet once they take on the challenge. Part of the challenge is having a job to pay for their tuition, and with only a high school diploma, the chance of finding a well paying job is close to none. A relating experience I have managed to hear from originates from my own mother; she worked two jobs, paid for her sister 's education along with her own, and took out a federal student loan at the ripe age of eighteen. Fast forward thirty years, and the student debt is still a shadow upon every paycheck.
I want to go to college because it is an amazing experience and opportunity that not everyone has the privilege of receiving. Before my freshman year of high school, my dad told me about how right before he graduated high school, his parents sat him down and told him that he could not go to college. They did not have the money, nor the resources. My dad had straight A's and worked a full time job throughout high school, and had saved enough money to take the ACT and apply for some schools. He ended up working his way through college, graduating Georgetown with a masters degree, and he now owns his own consulting company.