Raised all my life in Puerto Rico and then transferring to America was a great challenge. I had to overcome various difficulties in order to adapt to new ideas, cultures, and lifestyles. One of the obstacles I encountered was adapting to school. Since I was five my parents wanted me to imbibe the English language in order to have an exceptional future filled with opportunities, but when I arrived all my hard work in learning English did not seem to matter at my middle school. I arrived in this country thinking I was going to be in the most challenging classes and be at the top but reality smacked me in the face the first day I entered eighth grade.
There are numerous community colleges across the nation, and several undergraduates attend community colleges every year. With an enormous amount of undergraduates attending community colleges, society as a whole should want the colleges to be in the best conditions to educate our future members of society. However, most community colleges are failing to provide the best conditions possible for their students. Community colleges are failing to properly educate their students, and because education is a valuable aspect of the American society, community colleges should be refined to produce knowledgeable citizens of the United States of America. Community colleges require some students to take remedial classes due to low standardized test
The freshman myth has really opened my eyes, after all I myself am a freshman in college straight out of high school. The fact that 18 million students in a single year apply for college and 34% of those students drop or flunk out of college is a little scary. I have big goals for life I want to be either a Jag for the Army or a Prosecuting Attorney. The freshman myth is what I was thinking my senior year; piece of cake, easy, not going to have to work as hard as I have the last few years of my life. I learned quick that senior year is a lot more stressful then it sounds.
According to the Web site collegeresults.org, only 23.6 % of the students attending Old Dominion University are graduating in four years. This rate of graduation is demoralizing because I have a plan to succeed and graduate from ODU. From these results, I understand that I have to work hard and take my studies very seriously in each subject of every semester. Because a college education offers many benefits, I will be a successful student by obtaining expert advice, by developing effective strategies, and by overcoming my challenges. Psychology Professor Robert S. Feldman explains the benefits of a college education in my ENF textbook (29-31).
In his Essay “Are too many people going to college,” first published in a 2008 issue of AEI, Charles Murray explores many insights onto the topic of furthering education as well as exploring various other options to pursue after high school. Who exactly would think that too many people are going to college? Well with more and more students flooding campuses at the end of every school year and less and less going into trade schools, a shift in the job market is just beginning to be seen on the horizon. Charles Murray’s essay “Are too many people going to college” shows that not only are there other avenues to pursue a potential life long career, but that much of the time pursuing these avenues may offer better results for some wanting to go to college. Throughout the essay, Charles Murray stresses the idea that college is the wonderland of finding oneself and to find the career that one would want to follow for the rest of their lives.
College costs have risen dramatically over the years. Since obtaining a college degree has become a necessity in today’s society, freshly graduated high school students feel the need to go to college, potentially racking up debt. Colleges also do not include book and lab costs in with tuition, potentially causing more debt. Colleges should have a more set tuition and consider being not-for-profit when offering basics to newly graduated high school students. This could possibly lower student debt and encourage more teens to attend college and obtain degrees.
But music makes you smarter”(Jamie Foxx). This quote showed me that early interests could carry you a long way later on. Three salient things I wish I’d been aware of prior to my college experience are taking advantage of my extra curricular activities in high school, being more social, and attacking my grade point average early to ensure 100% success. As an incoming freshman you’re mainly focused on getting away and obtaining freedom, however during that first semester, you tend to forget your goals and purpose of attending college. Prior to me becoming a student at Prairie View A&M University, I wondered how I would pay for college because I knew my mother
Because the session that the teacher taught is already in the student's head.The year around schools is also better for students increase into get into collages. There is also some cons of going to a year around school for students and parents. It's hard for parents. Because parents will need to find a babysitter and paying large amount of money.Hard for students to interact with their because they are maybe gone all day or half of the day. Researchers indicates that summer break is a lose on activated brain cells and loss of education .
Also, studies have proved that “Homeschool freshmen in their first semester at college average a 3.37 GPA to the 3.08 of other freshmen, and continue to keep their advantage even into senior year with 3.46 versus 3.16”(“The Homeschooler’s Guide to Getting into College”). Of course, this is a great incentive for colleges to increase the number of homeschoolers who are accepted into their school. Another benefit to homeschooling is increased free time. Even though students are not necessarily taking more elective classes, there is ample amounts of time to explore new passions. Personally, homeschooling has allowed me to discover how much I enjoy cooking and gardening.
Kenny spoke about how getting a college degree drastically changed their families social class. Following the social mobility idea explained in the textbook, Kenny was able to change his position in the social hierarchy from being poor to becoming part of the upper middle-class. Susan Yamada obtained a bachelor’s degree in family consumer sciences from Iowa State University and Derrick Yamada holds a high school degree and is a certified police officer. Passing it on from their parents, my parents have strongly advocated that my sister and I obtain college degrees and stressed the importance of an education. “No one can take your degree away from you,” as my mother always says.