Community colleges are a great way to transition students from high school to the real world. Community colleges are smaller, cheaper, and closer to home than most four-year universities. Even so, dropout rates are at an all-time high for community colleges. While community colleges are near perfect in theory, there are many improvements that need to be made to help students graduate and to decrease dropout rates. Even though community college is a lot cheaper than a four-year university, many people still cannot afford to attend.
Caroline Bird’s argument against postsecondary education is incorrect, specifically her beliefs that students are exposed to too many options and graduates only desire jobs that save people. First, Caroline Bird shares her belief that “a college experience that piles option on option …merely adds to the contemporary nightmare.” Although too many options are sometimes overwhelming, limiting choices would also create undue pressure for students. For instance, as a student, I am exposed to several options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc.
The Boston College Professor cites several examples which set the stage for the crux of his argument: the kids need to toughen up. It appears as if Gray is not alone in this sentiment, as other professors/board members have taken note of growing fragility within the youth. He reached out to a colleague from a major university who gave his thoughts via email, "... There has been an increase in diagnosable mental health problems, but there has also been a decrease in the ability of many young people to manage the everyday bumps in the road of life." While many professors have recognized said trend among millennial undergrads, the uncomfortable stigma surrounding mental health can cause even the most opinionated of critics to refrain from speaking their mind.
“The End of the College Essay” by Rebecca Schuman examines the struggle of the common college essay. I agree that the college essay is a hassle to the student and the professor because the student spends so long only to receive negative feedback from the professor. I do not believe every essay results in this, although from my past experiences that has been the outcome. Mrs. Schuman states the negative effects of essays by saying “Most students enter college barely able to string three sentences together—and they leave it that way, too.” I appreciate when I able to get knowledge from a class and able to get constructive criticism from my professor.
For example, in high school, I took an online sociology class, and the class heavily depended on visual material instead of lectures. I had difficult gaining an understanding of the information, since there was not any audible interaction between us. My grade at the end of the class and my retention of the information was reflective of the lack of verbal communication of the material and my incompatibility with that type of visually based instruction and. Another characteristic auditory listeners display is having an easier time understanding spoken directions rather than written directions (“What’s Your Learning Style”, 2011). When trying to understand directions, I prefer someone one telling me the directions because they will give me the actual information and verbal
courses in college that have opened up my mind to the issue. The more information I learn about this issue, the more surprised I am that our society still exhibits bias, because as much as the United States preaches about equality, it appears as if society has segregation in minor ways. Although the debate between whether there are biased questions on the SATs or not seems to favor that there aren’t by popular opinions, there is still biased behavior occurring in school systems that prevent certain groups of students from getting the proper resources needed. Because I would like to work in an low-income area, which most likely would contain minorities, as a teacher I would make the effort to help those students get the sufficient help needed. This motivates me to become a part of the education field, because caring teachers are much needed in area like this.
As First-Generation students we face low-self-esteem because some can’t take the rejection from there class mates take me for an example I’m the type of student that took classes online because I felt like I would be judge on how I looked and my size and I how I would comprehend the work that’s where myself –doubt came in at I really felt out of place coming back to school ,This is some of what the first-generation students deal with and think about when wanting to come back to school. Some first-generation students’ parents that have earned their degree they also often see college as a way to bring honor to their families and showing that they also want a better life as they parents did to show that anything is possible as long as you try your best and never be afraid to ask for help or even ask questions there’s no wrong or right answers to college life if you know better than you defiantly do
They were just ready to acquire these employments in any case in light of the fact that they didn 't get a legitimate instruction. The instruction in these urban ranges is below average on the grounds that numerous educators decline to work in such conditions. Since instructors decline to work there and in light of the fact that the schools aren 't flourishing, the administration chooses to reserve them less. From this, the feeling of "scapegoating a minority" was conceived. Along these lines, it can be depicted that from conception, if one is an African-American, living in a poor urban neighborhood, you are set up for disappointment.
Additional pressure is harmful for students’ health. First of all, students may feel forced to stay up later to study more. Second of all, stress has been shown to be unhealthy for people of all ages. The increased focus on studies also leaves students with less time to pursue extracurricular activities. While academics are important, students should spend time playing sports, socializing, doing chores, etc.
The textbook, Social Problems, written by Kornblum and Seccombe address the sociological imagination. Using a sociological imagination allows an individual to look at a situation and connect the problems to multiple links; thus, avoiding placing the sole blame on one attribute or individual (Kornblum and Seccombe, 2017). A social problem that can be explained using the sociological imagination is obesity. In my example, a woman is obese. She has tried to lose weight numerous of times; however, she cannot seem to succeed.