All of these aspects sound good for the high school level, however, they can be the polar opposites of how students are treated in college. Students not being used to freedom, for example, causes them to not be prepared for the over amount of freedom given during college. This leads kids to put off homework, not go to class, and other bad habits because they are not used to managing their time. These habits can lead to an unsuccessful college carrer, eventually leading to dropping out. A second example at the meso level is students getting caught up in partying on the weekends or even during the week.
In the essay, “Helping First Year Students Help Themselves”, by Christine Whelan she explains how many college students today need extra help in order to feel like they can succeed in college. She goes on to explain that many of her first year students in college often felt like they had been, “baited and switched.” What she meant by this is that many of the students she teaches feel like they had been lied to by their parents or high school teachers and that they expected college to be easier than it really was. Whelan also felt that many of the college students were not taught earlier in life how to deal with difficult times or issues that occur in life. To help her students combat the difficulties of life Whelan feels that teachers, and staff of schools should help their students by giving them, “empowering exercises” such as them tracking how much money they spend on food and how much time they waste by watching television instead of doing their work. Whelan believes by giving out
According to the National Household Survey on drug use and health services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol because of peer pressure (www.familyfirstaid.org). Ray Bradbury's short story, ''All Summer in a Day" shows how Margot is a victim of peer pressure because of the other students incapability to stand up for her because of a bully. Therefor, by learning how peer pressure works, you figure out how peer pressure could influence you and how it could be used for acceptable and unacceptable causes. Generally speaking, the other students in the story are influenced by William because of their fear of being left out, and his vocal authority. The other students are also somewhat feeling peer pressure as well because they don't want to be left out.
Have you ever noticed that homework is slowly taking over students’ lives? Homework should be eliminated from schools. However, doing homework, students receive higher test scores. But, what happens when homework has a negative effect on students? For instance, Clifton Parker wrote about how Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and some of her colleagues did a survey that associated with 4,317 students from 10 high schools in California.
The impact of stress on academic success in the college students. Today, the pressure is a huge problem in the crowd, Especially in college students, but many college students don’t know how to control their stress. They also don’t know how the stress is generated. Every year, many college students can 't control their own stress to commit suicide. ( Francesca Di Meglio, 2012,para.4)But Some college students have been successful in relieving stress, let stress become a power.
Do you ever wonder what college students fears might be? Do you ever wonder what is going through their mind? In the article “The Student Fear Factor” by Rebecca Cox, it explains many different factors that a college student might be going through. The article gives many point of views from other students and what their thoughts about college was. There are some students who either are incoming high school students or are returning which can be a big fear for them the most because they don’t know what to expect from the campus vibe or even what their teacher can be like.
Going to college could seem stressful for most students, especially when going to a college full of new people and trying to find a place that 'll accept you for you. For people who have felt like this usually becomes interested in the organizations related to “greek life”. Greek life basically means joining a sorority or fraternity. But expanding on to being in a organization that is lifelong and has a great meaning behind it that stands on it’s own supporting values. Greek life comes with much variety to these organizations.
Last year, over 5,000 athletes had somebody else do their homework, and coaches encouraged it. Colleges generally spend 79 million dollars each year on sports, and even after The Syracuse Scandal and other academic frauds, the funding only continues to grow. Since the colleges pour large funds into the teams, the athletes often are able to cut corners in education. College sports are definitely a terrible investment for universities as they discourage education, drain university funds, and gives athletes unfair advantages over everyone else. Intercollegiate sports discourage education for the athletes, which is often not beneficial to the athletes themselves.
The alteration of the school schedule would also decrease productivity in students of all ages. It is exceedingly difficult for teenagers to focus for eight hours at a time, let alone ten. Dr. Iroise Dumontheil, author of research regarding the development of students, declared that it was not due to lack of motivation that students have trouble focusing in school. She stated, “it’s not the fault of teenagers that they can’t concentrate… Adolescents simply don’t have the same mental capacities as an adult” (A. Hill 2010). Accordingly, by asking students to remain in classes for an extra two hours a day, school systems are requesting more devotion from teenagers who cannot focus for lengthy periods of time due to their developing brains.
In 2012 a peer-reviewed study done by researchers at the University of Nevada at Reno, discovered an astonishing fact, 90% of the seventh and eighth grade public school students didn’t like wearing uniforms (Claudene Wharton). If your student, kid, or relative says they dislike school uniforms, then they probably don't like wearing them. School uniforms in public schools undermine the promise of a free education by imposing an extra expense on families. In most inner city schools they require uniforms of some type of uniform, from a certain color or style. In those schools the students parents have to pay for these uniforms which could cost up to $249 for one child (School uniforms).