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.
Sometime you can get too busy with your work or job and school that you don’t really have time with your friends. Once I found out who my real friends are I felt a whole lot better because I knew that I could count on them. Yeah, we all have
To the Younger Generation, oh how I wish there was an easy way to get through this thing they call high school. To be honest, I would search for that every day of my life as I go through high school and I can say that there is no easy way. High school is a necessary evil that is different for every single person that attends. It is fun and then it is not want you would like at all. 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.
This issue is a serious and a must tackled issue to be discussed for the enlightenment of the students’ mind, because in college, students are supposed to be focused in studying for the success of their future, but for students who want to replace the school uniform that’s usually never the case because of the time and money they will spent to wear faddy clothes. Most teenagers make first impressions which are mostly based on the clothes you wear to classify you as a nerd, a geek, a jock, the queen bee, and any other typical cliché names. Nobody will be friends with you if you are dressed like a geek or a goth, but that’s the problem teens are judged before getting to know the kindness that is actually hidden underneath all
For instance, student-athletes could be overly pressured by parents, coaches, or even peers to perform well during games and practices. For some teenagers, sports are the only way to afford tuition for the college they wish to attend after graduation. They are constantly being pressed on to win. However, this issue can be avoided. With the right coach, athletes can focus on building character and setting goals, such as winning, while still being able to enjoy playing sports without consistent pressure.
Motivation is an important thing in our life. without motivation no one can live because it helps anyone to achieve his goals for example if a person in the school or college study to get a good mark in the exam so if his parent motivates him he will spend more hours to study to the exam and he will not only get a good mark but he will get a full mark. So motivation help everyone to study or work hard to achieve his goal. Motivation is the characteristic that helps to achieve the goals of a person and it is the energy that keep everyone going even when they fall. There are many theories for motivation there is two that is good to talk about it.
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.
Don 't follow your friends, because they take a certain class it doesn 't benefit you in the long run. When picking classes, learn about the classes that they provide. In the field you want to pursue, and if you don 't know what field pick what interest you. There is a class called Advancement Via Individual Determination.
The vast majority of students enrolled in a college campus are extremely unprepared for the environment. Many students do not begin preparing themselves for the college setting until they have completed high school; however, this decision may be harmful in the overall success of the individual. While early college preparation can cause burnout, physical or mental collapse due to overwork or stress, parents and administrators should encourage students to begin preparing for college ahead of time because preparation will result in students beging ready for the vigirous course work, allow students to be aware of the expectations prestigious universities anticipate, and introduce students to the wide array of opportunities that are available.
The increasing rate in which students are dropping out of college is alarming, because it will affect our society in the long term, as the students of today are the employees of tomorrow. Governments need to address this issue, because everyone’s future lies in the hands of teenagers. They need to find a solution to the increased prices in colleges relative to people’s earnings. Years ago, attending college may have been only for the people who were well off, but today having a bachelors degree holds the same value as a high school certificate did years ago. Teenagers’ aswell need to understand that attaining a bachelor’s degree is key for getting a well-paid job later on.
However, many don’t want to drop out from their studies; they want a better education and better jobs that will pay them well. Not to have to work in a job that pays them low wages and to top it off still have to pay the loan they applied for to stay in college. It’s an everyday struggle young people go through every year just to stay in college to get their education. In the book On the Frontier of Adulthood Frank F. Furstenberg state that “More youth are extending education, living at home longer, and moving haltingly, or stopping altogether, along the stepping stones of adulthood.” Young people not reaching their adulthood, and still living at home to pursue, there dream of going to college.
Students with grit and without grit go about handling quite differently these tasks they need to accomplish. They quickly notice that college classes are much harder than the classes they took in high school, and they may not have done as well on the first assignment as they thought they had. What approach do each of them take next? A student with no grit is more likely to accept that the class is going to be hard and that his grade is going to suffer throughout the semester. He may even believe that he has put forth all of the effort that he could give and there is nothing else he could do to fix it.
The kids could be so bored out their mind knowing that the other kids at a regular school are having more fun than they are. So should we have year round school? I disagree 100%, all the way. We should have summers that are spent with friends and family. Not spent stuck in a class
The first source explains that teaching teens about how to manage money “will more than likely decrease the possibility of teens going out and maxing out their credit card” because as they grow up and have responsibilities they will be more aware about where and what they are spending their money. Alan Greenspan states that “ the number one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy” I agree with Alan because the next generation with make or break our economy and having such a class with better prepare all our teens and soon to be grown ups to make the right decisions about money. Both sides have studied and researched about this subject and have come up with opposite opinions, one believes that a financial literary class will help teens to become responsible, and the other side believes that such a class will not help teens make the economy better. I have come to know personally that having such a class would highly benefit me, I have left home and I wish that I would have had this class to better prepare me to grow up faster than most teens my
Hard work always pays off, one way or another. However, how is it fair for a student at the top of their class, but with no money for school, not allowed the chance given to an average student with available funds from parents? It may also be unjust for teenagers with extensive knowledge for numerous types of artwork to not be able to attain a scholarship in view of the mediocre grades they receive for core classes. For every person is special, whether they live in lavish, struggle through days, or are just a bit out of the ordinary. We walk the hallways of high school noticing how every other person has given something up.