I know what ways I differ from others in learning and am open to try things to figure out if they work for me or not. I had to be resilient in my experience as an undergraduate student, as a person in general and believe that this will be helpful as I continue my education and development. I tend to look for challenging and rewarding experiences that have the basic outcome that I will learn something new, and graduate school will incorporate both of those qualities. Professionally, I have been prepared through my experience as a leader and student employee. I have had the opportunity to take part in professional development and trainings through the departments for which I have worked.
To succeed in my majors, I first have to do well in my standard classes such as Fitness and Wellness or American History (classes that don’t contribute to my major). I personally believe such classes are stepping stones of furthering my knowledge and comprehension even if it doesn 't specifically correlate with my intended majors. While attending Converse, I have to keep a 3.5 or higher to keep all my scholarship; this pressure is intimidating, but this also contributes to my motivation for higher learning. During my college career, I hope to intern or work part time, so I can build my experience, connections, and
I have grown through my American Literature job shadow and my college research research that allowed me to take a huge step forward In preparing for college. My job shadow project required me to narrow down my choices to three different choices. When I was looking for a career to do the assignment on, I realized that I don't know what career I would like to pursue once I go to college. After getting suggestions by other students, I did further research on careers such as psychology, Family therapist and auto mechanic.I now know some of the required courses
I look forward in helping college students map out their academic goals, this experience I believe can expose me to the many different cultural groups that I will meet during my career as a college counselor. The impact of receiving the Gilman Scholarship would allow me to further my goals of exposure to new cultures and social issues. Also allowing me to gather the knowledge I will gain for my future career in counseling. I have a deep passion for social change. I believe that one should be equipped and well cultured to be able to understand the communities that you will serve.
As a student progresses through his or her career as a college student, he or she will encounter many different types of professors. Each of them with their own style of teaching methods used to engage the students, provoking them to take their studies seriously. In her article, “Education and Consumerism: Using Students’ Assumptions to Challenge Their Thinking”, Deborah Miller Fox attempts to employ her students by, metaphorically, comparing their college experience to consumerism. Some may not understand, but it is effective because it provides the student with the ability to view the teacher-student relationship from a different angle, and forces students to realize the importance of their role in their success. Fox presents her students
Is The Cost of University to Excessive? College and universities are the final steps in someone’s educational journey. To go away to college is the dream, the American dream. College is where students find their future, to work for a degree, and to find out what they want to be, but at what cost? College is not cheap, a hefty fee is often payed by those who want to attend, often out of their own wallets.
In addition, People goes to college for many different reasons. The most important reason why I am going to college is to gain more knowledge and learn more skills exploring Variety of different things. General knowledge and skills are essential because most jobs require people to educated and possess excellence job- orientated skills such as public speaking, and critically thinking. Andrew Abbott made a great point in his speech “The Aims of Education Address’’ on September 26, 2002, that although we will forget certain knowledge they learned in college, they will retain cognitive skills. So therefore, a person should go to college to gain these cognitive skills in order find a job in the future.
Although it wasn’t much of a fad only a few decades ago, going to college plays a big part in our society today. It strongly affects how we get jobs and how we are looked at by other citizens. And without a doubt, finding the perfect formula for college is one of the most debated parts of our education system today. Parents, students, and teachers all have countless different opinions on how it should be done. It all depends on the situation, but personally I have come to the conclusion through interviewing real people who have experienced the process of college that you should enter college out of highschool, after applying far ahead for both many colleges and many grants, then work part time through college.
The reason for this is people fail to realize that high school is way different than college. It is very important for a student to have an open mind for the drastic change their about to encounter in the next four years of their lives. They are both different levels of education that are expanding a student’s knowledge to fulfill their career path for their dream job. Although, there are both similar to one another that involve teaching students to learn both have many differences between each other, I prefer college more than high school based on my experiences. The
High School will prepare students for college. But, in reality, it is a whole different level when being in college. Even if we say that we studied hard in high school, the struggle most students will face in college is more challenging. Being in college will be the judge on how students will balance their academics and social life. This is why most people are stressed out in college.
Education is very important to all of us as we decide what type of career we want. While I attended public schools growing up, I always thought about attending college. However, I became prepared for college when I attended Heritage High School through academic programs such as taking advanced placement classes, listening to advice from guidance counselors, and developing intelligent study habits to pursue my goals. One way I prepared for college while in high school was taking AP classes. Since AP classes are more difficult than standard class I had to put forth my best.
General Education courses such as psychology, history, and sociology help explain who we are as humans and why we do what we do, while physical and earth sciences help explain our physical world. When we take these classes throughout our college career we must understand that as humans we create stereotypes for everything. These Stereotypes keep us from accepting new information about a subject. George Lakoff and Mark Johnson call stereotypes metaphors. They claim that because we adhere to what is already familiar to us, it is difficult to apprehend a new idea (7-9).
As a Thomas Nelson Community College student, I need to get my degree as soon as everyone else does, even though college is difficult. College is difficult. Because I am a first semester student, I know that I am facing many challenges. One of the challenges is making a schedule because classes have different days and different times. Creating a schedule becomes even more difficult if students have a job or children to take care of.
As the education coordinator, I will first approach my subject matter as a system itself. I will design my materials first by identifying their purpose, then second their function and finally deriving the structure of the educational materials from the necessary functions. In developing educational materials, I will also want to familiarize myself with my students as I know that according to communication models they may interpret what I communicate differently than I intend due to how they “decode” (Nelson, Staggers, 2014). Once I have an understanding for what my students know, I will move forward by assessing their learning styles as I believe that is an incredibly valuable thing for an educator as well as a student to know. Now that I know what my students know and how
Kilachand Honors College will help encapsulate my intellectual goals by giving me new insights to various problem solving ideas. My mother has always said school is not meant to measure what you already know, but to expose you to new information and how to use it. I am hungry to access new