There and many similarities and differences between universities and community college. Even though it 's all the same outcome, a higher education. People seem to see more differences than similarities. Growing up our parents all want the best for us like get good grades, finish high school, and go to a good college after high school. What you don 't realize until you get a little older is that how competitive it is to get into a good school.
As you venture through it you will soon realize these things and this is my way of telling you how to best go through it with the most ease. The most common thing that many people deal with in high school is the fact that they all want to fit in somewhere and want to fit in well. To fit in is to feel more at peace with your life and many people will try their whole life to just fit in. Although some do and some do not, there is still the concept of wanting to fit in that students struggle with. It is an endless battle that you should not have to worry about.
As I traveled through each grade of the Croton-Harmon High School, my personal and academic goals helped to me to really flourish. These goals may have varied from year to year because a freshman is a little different from a senior, but they basically had all the same concept: I wanted to strive in school to be the best all-around student I could be, constantly stay focused and immerse myself in the Croton community. By setting my expectations and goals very high, I could flourish academically and really work to my full potential. By following these goals in school I pushed myself very hard and tried to take classes that would challenge me as well as help me to flourish as a student. For example, I have taken 4 APs including some very hard ones like AP biology and AP macroeconomics.
The mentoring program was supposed to help freshman adjust to the high school environment. The mentors were supposed to tutor and work with their mentees throughout the year. We aimed to make students feel more comfortable in high school. The problem with this program was that it was ineffective and was only enforced as a one day program. I believed that this program had so much more potential than a one day event, thus I wanted to extend the program to an all
Otto Friedrich’s piece called, “Five Ways to Wisdom” focuses on people and their relationship to education. For example, widely selective majors are linked with the current on-demand jobs and that’s because majority of people are in school just to increase their rate of getting a job (Friedrich, 98). However, the value of education should be appreciated just as it is. In todays world, everything is revolutionizing and people need to develop ones mind to catch up with the changes; it will open doors to various of opinions and builds up ideas to form an decision not based on stereotypes or prejudices, but ideal choices to flourish. More so, this essay symbolizes an educated person as someone who shows rational decision-making that could satisfy both parties, as well as the ability to hear different opinions and just appreciating ideas that comes to a person; since one of those ideas is what created abundance of technologies, architectures, resources …
While TEAM is meant to be a form of transition from the high school to university setting, I still struggled with the rigor of the courses, which honestly, walking into the first time, I underestimated. But I adapted and learned from those around me- I asked for advice from more experienced students, I talked to academic counselors, I spoke to professors, trying to get a grasp of what it was that I needed to do to be successful. My first semester was a semester of trial and error; I learned a lot, despite my resulting grades saying otherwise. I learned what it took to be successful, that I couldn 't just go through the motions. I learned one of the most important lessons of my college career thus far, and it is this- in order to be successful here (at Texas A&M), you must immerse yourself in every lesson, every lecture, every class.
As a full time student athlete I am constantly reminded that school comes first either by my coaches, parents, or teachers at school. Its really important to me to succeed in school not only to make my parents proud but also so I know at the end of high school I won’t regret anything and all my work will finally pay off. I know it is extremely hard to manage your time as a student athlete, but I also know that anyone is capable of doing it. It hard being a student a student athlete because unlike the regular student population I can’t go home right after school and start on all my assignments because I have practice for two to four hours a day everyday and if I don’t have practice I have a game and I am lucky to get home before sundown. Although I come home drained almost every night I know I have to complete my work or else I will fall behind, and if I’m behind in school than what is the point of being an athlete if it is not going to get me
Introduction The purpose of this paper is to assess the performance of first-generation college students. With the number of first-generation college students enrolling in universities rising, these students often have a struggle to transition into a university life with the lack of knowledge that their parents could not provide for them. College is a huge step for many families because they are sending their children off to get a higher education; therefore, support and motivation were added to the studies. These two components will be mentioned in this essay because many studies have shown that they can affect a student’s ability to do well in school. This happens because first-generation children grow up in an environment where they are
People who do not complete high school should at least try to accomplish their GED. Many people think that once you drop out of High school everything will be over, but it will not just because of the fact that we are able to take GED courses. GED is very important because it can get you further than many people think, who knows you can be in one of the top universities in your state. Education is important because is has an impact on people who are looking up to us. For example, I have three little sisters and I want them to see me graduate from both high school and college and I want them to think that they can do the exact same thing as me.
Hardships will change your life for the better and prepare you for what’s to come. The hardships in highschool that students go through are well worth it. All those hours of studying, learning, lack of sleep, and stress will pay off in the long run. High school has been preparing students for what they are going to encounter in the real world like work and college. Many famous people have gone through hardships at some point of their lives.