You will feel the struggle so you will then want to go to college. The downsides are that you some students won’t react the same way. They will experience the adult life, love their freedom, and never want to go back to the stress of doing work and studying. Students often wait too long then waste that time and fall further behind their
Alfred Lubrano the author of “the shock of Education: How college Corrupts” explains the differences and difficulties of what students can go through while they are in college. Lubrano says that when a student arrives at college, they lose their connection to their families. This is due to the extreme workload put on the student by the professors they don’t have the time to really chat with their parents like they used to when they lived at home. Also if there is an enormous distance gap where the students go to college and where their parents live it may create that sense like they don’t know each other anymore. I agree do with Alfred that college students change once they go to college they start grow apart from their families.
How in the world can one expect these students to feel the desire to further their education. Illegal immigrants, or undocumented students, don't continue their education due to the unwelcome feeling they receive the moment they come into this country. Many people can finish there years in college, obtain their degree,
A student might have to drop out and get a job to provide for younger siblings or a parent. This would be an understandable reason to not continue college, but is very specific to certain people or families. Another personal case of why an individual would drop out is college is it is just not the right fit for their life. College does teach valuable life skills and provides an advanced education for those who need it, yet some professions do not require a degree. If a student is not getting valuable instruction for what they want to do, it would be the smart thing to back out and peruse an apprenticeship for example.
Caroline Bird’s argument against postsecondary education is incorrect, specifically her beliefs that students are exposed to too many options and graduates only desire jobs that save people. First, Caroline Bird shares her belief that “a college experience that piles option on option …merely adds to the contemporary nightmare.” Although too many options are sometimes overwhelming, limiting choices would also create undue pressure for students. For instance, as a student, I am exposed to several options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc. This allows me control over my education, so I can avoid being pressured into a class or a major that is not right for me. As a matter of fact, author Virginia N. Gordon found statistical evidence that about 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduation (Freedman).
When I read the essay of Caroline Bird, "College is a Waste of Time and Money," I feel that she argues many students do not want to go to college because they do not want to be or they do not want to learn. Besides that, she interviews many people from college student, professors and administrators. First off all, she shows that nine million college students are not in school. She gives two reasons to prove it such as they attend college because they think that the school is a pleasant place and they do not to work to get parents or taxpayers to support them. For these reason, they attend college unhappily and reluctantly.
Procrastination, a challenge many college students endure. I have found myself delaying my assignments because I felt I had better things to do. “You shouldn’t let English assignments interfere with your religion.” (Roberts 378). I found that quote humorous because I can relate. I used to believe that Sunday was a day to blow off school work.
Since GC is about to start finals, I wanted to focus on the topic of education in the United States. At this point, a lot of students are suffering from the stress involved with finals, and this stress really impacts each student in specific ways. Some people cry while studying, while others become angry trying to relearn all of the material from the semester. These intense feelings tend to make students hate the education involved with college, and they only stay at college for the hope of obtaining a better job in the future. This viewpoint on education can actually be witnessed in “Raisin in the Sun.” The conversations between George and Beneatha dealing with their views on education reveals the mindframe of most students in college
In highschool people and teachers stress that students need to go to college and it can (cause a sense of panic) in the highschool students (crawford). By putting pressure on high school students they often don 't think about the tuition they have to pay to get in, so they take what they can get to get into college. Parents want the best for their kids and
They could be concerned with their performance, and the need to succeed. There could be academic pressure such as an already heavy workload, or having to study for one or more classes already. There could likely be pressure put on the students by their parents, a demanding job outside of school, or the pressure to maintain a good GPA to maintain a scholarship or financial aid. Lastly, students could simply be lazy or ill prepared for a particular assignment, or students may be willing to help their friends or classmates that are struggling, not knowing that this does not help the student at all. The goal of a university education is to learn, and that cannot be done by receiving all work from other students, or other sources.
In the Article “The Year of the Imaginary College Student” Hua Hsu, a teacher at Vassar University does his best to create a case to see if the tension that stems from the fault finding college students say more about those who criticize political correctness more than it does the actual situations revolving around the true state of affairs. He states that the imaginary college student is a character created by critic’s cynicism. An easy target because current students are known as being a selfish, egotistical, and entitled generation also known as the millennial generation. Hsu sites several examples where students were seeking trigger warnings when in reality it is rarely the intention of a student or teacher to say something offensive. He tells of a hidden camera exposé where James O’Keefe a conservative activist tried to trigger a reaction from the students by creating a fake offensive situation in which a copy of the constitution was destroyed.
No matter your age, it’s still a difficult feeling to think you are prepared to start a class and realize things are much harder than expected. When I 'm finished with my essay I intend for my audience to understand that taking classes at any age is difficult. A student is a student and peer support is important to get through the day to day struggles associated with tough classes and/or teachers. It 's alright to take comfort in not feeling alone when coping with issues you come across. Communicating with fellow classmates regardless of age, race, or religion can help you cope with these difficulties.
In the 1950’s the intentions of AP classes were to benefit students. These rigorous classes were meant to give student’s college level work and exams to better prepare them. While also gaining college credits to save money. However, over the course of time the purpose of AP classes have changed and failed. In particular, many colleges do not accept AP courses as college credit and students are required to repeat the course at college, an honors class is seen as more useful in the long run, students do not get credit for the class if they do not pass the exam, some state that the work is not like college work at all, and it causes students to be stressed.
If a college student can learn to continually better his grades by looking for assistance, putting his assignments and tests before his social life, and being responsible for his work and its outcome, then he has the grit it takes to be more successful. Learning to persevere in challenging times such as college can not only help one get their degree, but it will also assist him in the hardships to come in the real world such as working to make enough money to pay bills or meet deadlines. It is not to say that a student who does not use grit will never be successful, but he will never have as much success as one who uses it day in and day out. In the future, when one is finally in the workforce, he can either think “Wow, I really wish I was still in college because I never had to work this hard before,” or “Wow, I am so glad I learned to work hard in college because it has really paid off for me, and I feel as if I barely work a day in my life.” Which thought will you have when you reach this
Many college students are not a fan of taking arts and humanities courses because the courses do not correspond with their major. Despite the downside of arts and humanities courses, students should look at the positive side at how these courses will help them. Fredrick Douglas talks about the importance of reading and writing in his essay "Learning to Read and Write." Douglas said "It opened my eyes to the horrible pit but no ladder upon which to get out. In moments of agony, I envied my fellow-slaves for their stupidity."