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.
Parents and teachers in highschool make it seem like the only way to get a good job and make a living is to go to college and get a degree. In the past this might have been true and that the only way to have a solid future. College education is not worth the cost because it can be vastly expensive, create a large amount of debt, and leave the person unprepared for the job. College today can create lots of debt for the student even years after they graduate from college. Although people may argue that a person can take care of the debt faster the person may not have the ability to do so.
Underage drinking is illegal yet very popular. There are many different reasons why teenagers drink. Some teenagers drink to appear cool, while on the other hand others drink for stress related issues. It has now become a rampant activity being done by many teenagers of today’s generation. Some teenagers sneak and drink at parties and other places without their parents even knowing.
The beginning of college is scary because you don’t know what to expect from it and how you going to be treated by fellow students. It’s tough to deal with a year of new things and also trying out new things like drinking. “Peer interaction may be essential for college students in that peers provide the guidance and support needed to circumvent this transitional period”, this leads to the need and want to be accepted be new group of people. (Borsari & Carey, 2001). According to research and study by Borsari and Carey in 2001, sometimes a teen might be doing all these activities in order to be taken seriously by the “in crowd” and make themselves known.
One example of the disadvantages of attending college are most students end up in debt because of the school fees. Most college student struggle to pay the fees of college because they don’t have the money or maybe they are paying for it by themselves. Another example is attending college can bring on stress, anxiety and pressure especially to new students attending college. Attending college causes students stress, anxiety, and pressure to do well and complete the given work. Another factor of attending college is struggling with weight whether it be gaining it or losing it.
Waiting to go to college is a responsible choice that is often discouraged. That is because parents who haven’t been to college do not know what the deal is. They don’t know that students have got to want to go to college to be able to succeed. Another reason why is because most students don’t know what they want to be or do in college. Also, numerous parents know how it feels not to complete college, so they encourage or almost force their students to go to college soon after high school.
This article shows the readers that you do not just worry about paying for college they also have so much more to worry about. All the other expenses are what put the students in tough situations. The authors could have elaborated on how the students could persevere through the situations and how we could help. Overall, “Hungry, Homeless and in College” explained that students have tons of extra expenses and did not explain how to fix this
“Health and Behavioral Consequences of Binge Drinking in College” and “Too Many Colleges Are Still in Denial about Alcohol Abuse” by Henry Wechsler, Charles Deutsch, and George Dowdall discuss the same topic: binge drinking in college. Although both of the writings have the topic in common, they are both written differently. “Health and Behavioral Consequences of Binge Drinking in College” is a scientific study on how many students are binge drinkers in college and what consequences rise from that while “Too Many Colleges Are Still in Denial about Alcohol Abuse” is a persuasive essay about what actions need to be taken in order to reduce the amount of binge drinkers in college. Even though essays serve different writing styles, they both deliver
Somewhere along the way Americans began supporting the idea that all students should go to College. Students get the idea by the time they are in middle school that they need College to be successful. There are so many loopholes around college as well as evidence showing that having a degree doesn’t mean person A makes more money than person B. College isn’t for everybody, and people can go get their 3 year degree only to find out that the whole experience wasn’t worth anything to them and now they have all their student debt to deal with. College, unfortunately, is very expensive; However, in America we have many options for students to pay for their education, almost all ways of paying tuition put students in debt.
Binge drinking is one of the most problematic behaviors among college students. Research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Arizona attributed the increase in rape cases to heavy drinking college environments (College Alcohol Study par. 1). Furthermore, the study found that college women with medium and high-binge drinking rates stood high chances of getting sexual assaulted while intoxicated. Overconsumption of alcohol on university campuses leads to an increase in sexual assaults and implementing mandatory alcohol workshops will reduce the number of cases by exposing incoming freshman to the dangers of alcohol in conjunction with sexual assaults.