An independent disposition. Afters years of confusion of my identity and aspirations, this is the term I have coined. After years of feeling as an outcast in the safety of “home, sweet home” and the walls of a public school classroom, this is the term that describes my entire academic career and lifestyle thus far and to come. This independent disposition I have created for myself is exactly why I want to attend college. To state more clearly, my family has never expressed an interest in my academics.
Struggles of a College Student Have you ever come across someone who is homeless and hungry? Everyone has most of us look and ignore, or judge them without even noticing what they could need. Those people we are ignoring could be college students that got in the position they are in because they were so dedicated to their education. College students going hungry and homeless is what authors Sarah Goldrick- Rab and Katharine Broton explored in their article “Hungry, Homeless and in College”. In the article by Goldrick- Rab and Broton, they elaborate on all the expenses that college students have; however, they do not explain ways to prevent and fix this issue.
"Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" review In the article "Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" by Andrew Braaksma (2005). Braaksma is trying to reach the audience of college students and blue-collar workers. With his personal experience he shows how his friends who attend college and haven 't worked long hours don 't understand why he is happy to be back at school, they don 't understand what it is like to work long hard hours all day long and not be paid accordingly. "There are few things as cocksure as a college student who has never been out in the real world, and people my age always seem to overestimate the value of their time and knowledge. After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005).
Red herring includes an irrelevant topic in the argument that draws away from the main issue. Bird mentions how college students are sad because they feel they are not needed. It’s her “unnerving conclusion” that there is no room in the world for newly turned 18-year-olds, so they are sent away to college to ensure they are out of the way. The question here is, why is college a waste of time and money because of this claim? Her argument is irrelevant as the original argument is the waste of time and money, and not the sadness of the students.
I agree do with Alfred that college students change once they go to college they start grow apart from their families. They don’t have time to speak with people like friends and families there’s a lot of work that they need to do. Alfred gives an example of how school work can come in between students and their family “the scholarship boy must learn to distance himself from the family circle in order to succeed academically, Rodriguez tells me by doing this, he slowly loses his family”. This quote shows us that student may want separate themselves a little bit from thee family in order to focus more in school but in doing that they start to lose that connection they had to their family. There is also the matter of students meeting new people that come from different walks of life so they tend to devote more time to the new people then the people at home that are
Lucille Parkinson McCarthy, author of the article, “A Stranger in Strange Lands: A College Student Writing Across the Curriculum”, conducted an experiment that followed one student over a twenty-one month period, through three separate college classes to record his behavioral changes in response to each of the class’s differences in their writing expectations. The purpose was to provide both student and professor a better understanding of the difficulties a student faces while adjusting to the different social and academic settings of each class. McCarthy chose to enter her study without any sort of hypothesis, therefore allowing herself an opportunity to better understand how each writing assignment related to the class specifically and “what
In modern day society, dropping out of any school whether it be college or high school is frowned upon. From a young age, most children are told by parents, teachers and mentors that if they drop out of school they will go nowhere in life. Most students do not drop out of elementary or middle school, but as they progress into high school and college some of them will decide that furthering their education is not for them. In Alex Kern’s blog post Don’t Drop Out, he makes several good arguments for leaving school, but he shows that he is strongly in favor of school and graduating by talking about how each field of study has worth, school pushing an individual out of his/her comfort zone is a good thing and how good students do not need to teach
He also believes universities cannot teach him because he is above them and that libraries cannot give him reading materials that will improve him because he is to advanced (Thoreau, Reading). He finds that the best way to learn is without instructors and with oneself. How can
I enrolled in college not knowing what exactly to expect and with many doubts but by taking that gigantic leap out of my comfort zone, my life has changed drastically. In high school, I was never the type of student to strive for A’s or to be on the honor roll. My siblings were the ones who did great in school with minimum effort but I struggled and often became discouraged.I remember vividly telling my mother I was going to drop out in the ninth grade. I thought I would be stuck at a warehouse job but now I have goals and dreams, all because I took one
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. It’s not developmentally appropriate for them to work so hard,” says Gwadz, one of the authors of the recent study. It 's been proven that stress can be the very thing motivates a student to do better, but a surplus of anything can be too much for a single person.
By doing this she explains how working-class parents were afraid for their child to enter the real world because they felt they might grow to be ashamed of their background, or they wouldn’t want to return home, or only come home to prove that their life will be better than their parents. “Class realities separated me from fellow students” (Hooks 419). In most class meetings, class disparity was not a topic of discussion and Hooks never discussed how she began to feel a sense of guilt when she thought about the brown skin Filipina women who got paid to clean the college living areas or how she tried to make an effort to send money home to help her mother out. Even though Hooks knew she would be receiving a good education she also knew she had the option to rebel at any
“Homeless” written by Anna Quindlen, is about how people choose to be homeless instead of going to shelters and finding homes to live in. People wonder why those who don’t have homes would rather sleep sitting up on benches or huddled in door ways instead of going to shelters. Some do because they are emotionally ill, because "they have been locked in before and they are damned if they will be locked in again." Some are afraid of the violence and trouble they may find there. But some of them want things that are not available to them in shelters and they don’t want to compromise, not even for food or a shower.
We have had people in our Social Worker program that have done the same thing they start out all excited to accomplish their goal of becoming a social worker and as the semester progresses they start to skip class or the classes they do attend they show up late to or spend the entire class on their phone. When the exam comes they either show up or just write their name on the exam or they don’t bother to show up at
He Goes on to say, “ I knew nonwhite graduate students who were bewildered by the requirement to compose a term paper and who each day were humiliated when they couldn’t compete with other students in seminars”(166) proving that they were accepting minorities when clearly not skilled enough to endure college and finally, “…Schooling could not be corrected with a crowded hour or two of instruction each week” (166). Finally proving that even the students being aided in Affirmative Action don’t have the tools to endure college and are just being admitted because of skin
I don’t want to fail and have to take the class over again or take an extra semester of classes because I didn’t pass one with a high enough proficiency to move on. I also have second thoughts about being here at all. Many people are gaining college educations and are unable to find work after graduation. This leaves them jobless and in major debt. This is a contributing factor to the growing number of graduates who move in with their parents again after they