Long constructed an intensive study on the effects of social class on belongingness within a small liberal arts college similar to Skidmore College. The survey included 322 participants taking multiple surveys about adjustment to college, sense of belongingness at college, and social class. The study found that “Indeed, social-class background was strongly related to a sense of belonging at college, which in turn predicted social and academic adjustment to college, quality of experience at college, and academic performance”(Ostrove and Long, 2007). This finding can be applied to the social class background of students at Skidmore College. Students of a lower socioeconomic background have a more difficult social adjustment than students of higher social class.
I think it’s ridiculous for a student to make such excuses! It made me angry when I read that some student’s lie about a relative’s death so that they can get excused from an assignment, how could somebody do that!? And who would want that irresponsible student to work for them after they graduate, or if they graduate from college. She explained so many different excuses in the article and I was actually entertained reading them. Why continue to attend college if you are never able to turn in work on
Even though I personally do believe that grade inflation is a real thing within our colleges depending on the institution, I personally do not think it is a major issue or we should be concerned how it effects our businesses and master programs once these students graduate. Sure it might seem like it could be a very huge problem for these businesses,
There have been arguments on whether college writing should be a mandatory class for college students. Better grammar and better communication skills are just a few reasons why college writing is an important class for students and should be made mandatory across the United States of America. In society today many people don’t see the bigger picture and they settle for “good”, but they shouldn’t only focus on how good something is but how it can be improved and made better. I believe that practicing writing forces you to always try to improve and that could potentially help our country economy and help us grow intellectually. Some student argue that college writing is very similar to high school writing and that’s why they think it is unnecessary to take a writing class in college.
Being educated allows undermined minorities to prove their credibility to those who only view them as a stereotype. The freedom to choose the path of my life is a freedom granted to those who are educated, and if I can grant myself that freedom while learning about what I am passionate about, then getting a college education is an obvious
Mark Edmundson observes through his years of teaching that students lack intellectual curiosity as a result of the consumer driven society we live in. He argues that colleges now devoted to consumerism to it’s students. “That usually meant creating more comfortable, less challenging environments, places where no one failed, everything was enjoyable, and everyone was nice.” Colleges fulfill the needs of students to be entertained in their classes. Some professors are now putting an effort to make class enjoyable to students. So students would now expect their college classes to be enjoyable, to be a good class according to them.
The American Dream can be defined in any way people desire it to be. Although, our generation has become more materialistic there are still those who don’t only go to college to attain these materialistic desires but go because of the ideological joy studentsget from their experience there. A piece of information which supports this well is Pasquerella’s article “The American Dream and Higher Education’s Broader Purpose”. She writes about students’ motivations for college and that several main reasons inspiring college enrollment center on a desire for materialistic things, a desire to explore the world alone, and a student’s desire for higher education. It’s a known fact that having a decent job is necessary if you want to purchase high-end
From peers Shawn got his attitude that girls as bad that math (Micro System). You Choose Theory 2: Behavioral theory Which part of Shawn’s development does this theory explain: As described by Skinner, Shawn uses increasing avoidance to “get away” from difficult situation, as his father did by moving back to Arkansas when he lost his job, due to his alcohol use. Children need social building and reinforcement in order to build skills. When Shawn starting having a hard time with his school work, instead of paying attention in class or asking for help, he looked up Arkansas on Google. As written directly in the theory, his current situation can be connected back to his life experiences and the way that he was shaped by them.
The research data was read, reread, the results that was students was talking a about a desire for education, learning, personal goals, family goals or influence. Going to college that far away from home. If your parents drive you crazy and can’t seem to get away from the annoying sibling, college is the answer! Put as much distance between yourself and them. Sweep all your problems under the rug so you don’t have to deal with them.
Social Media Essay Imagine if all the years of hard studying and late nights staying up, doing homework was taken away by one post on social media. Social media accounts can be used against a college student or it can be used as a tool for college students to help get accepted; it all depends on how one uses it. Colleges should be able to use social media because college is a privilege for people to attend and if people really want to go to college they should be able to clean up their accounts, a lot of people want to use social media as a helpful tool to get accepted, and because colleges have to be so selective in who they take into their school they should have the right to look at a student’s profile if it is public. One reason that colleges should be able to use social media is the fact that college is a privilege and students should be able to clean up their social media profiles if they really want to get accepted. For example, a Harvard