They 're piled under a ample amount of work and feel, more often than not, that if they can 't follow through with the expectations of superiors of family then there 's no reason to work as hard or go to school at all. “Instead, even if they know better, they find themselves lashing out or totally shutting down.” (High-Stress High School) It 's of no surprise that a student would want to shut down under all as a result of the three- to- four hour homework sessions, studying for practice test and quizzes, and still having to juggle a extracurricular activity for the sake of their college applications. Colleges are complaining that kids are “disengaged” studies and statistics show that “they’re dropping out, taking a long time to graduate.
He praises the students decision on attending college and truly believes it will benefit them. He explains how all students are required to take General Education classes, and that students should take advantage of the opportunities and information available. Bosworth advises to explore and be adventurous of the world seeing what it has to offer and everything a person can learn. He explains receiving a degree is not the end of learning, but only the beginning. Using what is learned to grasp further skills will push the millennial generation very far in life.
Shulevitz is trying to persuade to the readers that college is the main goal and it can be the mindset for being prepared and step out into the real world so that you can be successful. 2. In the article “In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas” Judith Shulevitz’s main idea is if going to college is actually worth it and if it makes you smarter so you can
Standardized testing (SATs), in the United States has been present for years and has caused plenty of teachers, students, parents, and other individuals who are informed about it to have different perspectives and opinions on it. Before doing my research on the different opinions people had on standardized tests, I always believed they were encouraged by professors and school facilities. As a student myself and on the behalf of other students, standardized tests were always perceived to be stressful and unjust. Test taking was never a strength of mine especially if the test was timed because it just added more pressure to answer the questions quick. In high school, my teachers never discussed how they felt towards the SATs, which made
I used to be so oblivious. I would attend school every day and criticize my surroundings, little did I know how much I actually had. Come junior year, I observed a flyer for a club called S.A.L.T. (Student-Athlete Leadership Team), it seemed interesting to me so I decided to fill out an application. During our first meeting at 6:45 in the morning, Coach Jones, the head of the club, explained, “I did not cut anyone since you will cut yourself, you will give up and you will not want to put the work in, so you will stop coming.
The only problem I had during my volunteer experience was at Preston High when I was volunteering for Ms. Ryan. She knew I was volunteering for her on the specific day and when I went into the school to sign in, the secretary had no idea who Ms. Ryan was. Even though Preston High is a very big school and Ms. Ryan was a new teacher there, I think each staff member should at least know who each other are. It can be dangerous to not know all the teachers. Especially if a dangerous civilian walks in claiming to be a teacher but really isn’t.
In 8th grade, I was one of eleven students and the overall lack of diversity at my school made it easy for me to be picked on, I ended up as the punchline to many jokes. I was a prime target for many racial slurs and stereotypes, especially those about terrorism and border hopping. On the outside, I went along with the jokes, but on the inside, I was torn between trying to fit
I did not have anybody giving me three simple steps to finding a project or a formula for fundraising, or a list of requirements that will magically make everything run smoothly. In school it is easy. Every day you receive assignments, a simple list of things to do in order to be successful. Do your homework, read the books, take the tests and you will do fine. Real life is not so simple.
I am also the first in my family attaining an education. I did not have my mother’s insight of what to do and/or what to expect from college. My main support were my counselors; they helped me not feel alienated as a student. Despite all the circumstances and
Stress is something that everyone has delt with, parents working over time to make sure they meet that deadline. Students have the same problem, except they have about 8 deadlines to meet in one day, just imagine having a two-page essay, a 100 question final, a 20 slide powerpoint, and another 50-question
Starting college is a stressful process and a big change. College students worry about meeting tons of people and making new friends. Some students decide to go through sorority recruitment in order to find lifelong friends and sisters. Others go through recruitment to find people who accept them for being unique. College students find their home when finishing sorority recruitment.
Gatto argues that the modern educational system needs to be reformed. In his initial paragraph, Gatto describes the boredom that students suffer from in the classroom. He accredits this boredom to the currrent educational system that enforces conformity and despises creativity and originality. Creativity and originality, which are the ways in which children express themselves and therefore entertain themselves, are not welcomed in this educational system. Gatto uses personal anecdotes and historical context to argue his points.