In Kurt Wisenfeld’s article called Making the Grade, he talks about the importance of judging or grading a student’s work by performance rather than judging or giving them the grade by the student’s effort or potential. In the article written by Carolyn Foster Segal called The Dog Ate My Disk, and other Tales of Woe, she writes about the many excuses students have to tell her when they cannot meet a deadline for one of her assignments. Both of the authors are professors in a college, so both have had many experience with students their many excuses. The problem with a lot of students in college is that they do not take advantage of the knowledge they can take from the classes they take. Some do not take their classes seriously, and they have a mindset that they are just there because they have to be there.
People who are in work-study programs do not receive any experience in their desired field of study. The purpose of work-study programs is to instruct students on how to multi-task in between a job and an education. Work study programs allow students to have the responsibility of both an occupation and academics. Many people oppose work study programs because they do not promote the career that students are pursuing. Elizabeth Kenefick explains that “low-income students must increasingly rely on work (and loans) to meet the high costs of college .
At this level, the analysis will be very small and precise because it deals with the most basic form of interaction, between each other or small groups. When studying the issue of students dropping out of college at a single or small scale, there are many problems that could affect why one person would not be able to make it at a college or university. One example is a family cannot manage to maintain a student in college because they are needed in the home. A specific example would be if a parent passed away, and there is a new lack of stability for the family. A student might have to drop out and get a job to provide for younger siblings or a parent.
As I look back on my journey to college, I faced many different problems and disadvantages even before taking my first steps on campus. In Linda Banks-Santilli’s “Guilt is one of the biggest struggles first-generation college students face” many first generation students view being the first one in the family as a major flaw before entering college (Banks-Santilli, 2015, Par. 4 &7). The lack of self-respect makes it difficult for students to achieve success without help or motivation. The students have to change their viewpoint about being the first to go to college in their family as a weakness and make it a strength to help motivate them to be better students.
Brent Staples is speaking about colleges around the country and how the standards that they hold the students to are changing. He believes that students these days are not earning grades as much as they are demanding them. Brent in his article is comparing how students from the past would take the grade that they were given because in that time the teacher was right in their decisions but now, because students pay so much for school they think they should automatically get a good grade. In his article he states, “Twenty years ago, students grumbled, then lived with the grades they were given. Today, colleges of every stature permit them to appeal low grades through deans or permanent boards of inquiry.”(Staples
According to Zinsser, "Along with economic pressure goes parental pressure.inevitably the two are deeply intertwined...Poor students, poor parents. They are caught in one of the oldest web of love and duty and guilt." (Zinsser 212) many college students when asked why they are in school will answer because my parents want me to. It has become a sad reality because college is no longer a choice was somewhat of an obligation. Students who forced to go to college because that 's all they were told growing up.
I don’t know about them. What I think is they don’t get support from their parents because they ended up having bad grades in the school so they are scared that their kids might waste their money and ended up dropping the college. About school, I totally disagree with them who said they get more opportunities. I might be wrong and they might be right, but I am talking about my experience. I have changed a lot of schools due to my parent’s job.
It went from high school getting everything done for you to college where you are basically all on your own. It was a big fear for me because I didn’t know what classes to take or which classes would be good for my career which is business. I remember going towards the admission office thinking to myself what am I even going to say or what do I even need to do to start the whole process of class selection. I felt my heart raising, felt empty in the inside and even scared because I really didn’t know what to say to the people in the office. Once entering the office I got nervous and asked for the steps to register for classes then that’s when they sent me to the pathway center.
This is not your country!” (AR 19). The effect of this experience causes Luis’ feeling of being unwelcome because the society tells him that his family does not belong here. Racism is a huge factor and is one of the root causes that are not addressed. Another example of root causes that aren 't address is the educational system. In school, Luis experiences the improper class placement, “the school separated these two groups by level of education:the professional-class kids were provided with college-preparatory classes; the blue-collar students were pushed into industrial arts.
Students don’t take advantage of the opportunities they are provided in high school, like dual-enrollment, that could save them time and money in college. Every year students are given the opportunity to do dual enrollment which would save them hundreds to thousands in college, but most miss their chance and are required to take remedial classes in college. According to statistics, “Complete College America reports that almost 50% of the students entering 2-year colleges are required to take remedial classes. ( Rath Par.15)”. To further explain, due to students not taking advantages in high school are required to take remedial classes they most-likely took in high school and pay around triple the amount.
Scurlock makes a moving documentary as he focuses on the effects of debt that occur to students. He describes two incidents where college students have taken their own lives because of debt. “[Mitzi] had hanged herself in her dorm room after racking up credit card debt” (Scurlock 153) and “Sean moved back home… told his mother he felt like a failure, and two days later, hung himself” (155). Because of debt, many other students have cut their lives short. Debt is a fear young students believe that would not impact their lives so long as they get a high paying job after college.With debt incorporated into their lives, they just want to be financially
The biggest problem resulting from the student debt crisis is you hear stories of new graduates who have to stay with their parents so they can cut back on costs in order to pay off their student loan. When you take out student loans to help pay for college, it’s easy to forget that that money will eventually have to be paid back. Student graduates can’t do many things due to these student loans such as buying a home, getting married, or having children. But for right now giving students more information about their debt may help students say no to loans. Borrowing less may make it harder for students to graduate if, for instance, they spend more time working and less time studying.
58-61. NC Live. In this article Michelle Adam, discusses a recent article that revealed various studies depicting how college education has impacted people lives in a negative approach. Education appears so worthless till finical aid sums up and you then have to set back life instances; for an example: a family, marriage, buying a house etc. because the price they have to pay for their college education has forced them to focus more on payment then on their future.
According to Derek Bok, incoming freshmen enter college “deficient in their ability to communicate” (Bok, 2006, 67). While it seems as though they should have been learning and practicing this during primary and secondary schooling, the burden of strengthening these abilities falls on universities. To teach students how to compellingly speak and write requires additional time and effort from faculty, as well as financial resources. Though not an easy goal to accomplish, communication skills are vital in the workforce. In Simon and Banchero’s article “Putting a Price on Professors,” 30% of employers did not think their new college graduates had sufficient writing abilities (Simon & Banchero, 2010, 3).
I don’t want to fail and have to take the class over again or take an extra semester of classes because I didn’t pass one with a high enough proficiency to move on. I also have second thoughts about being here at all. Many people are gaining college educations and are unable to find work after graduation. This leaves them jobless and in major debt. This is a contributing factor to the growing number of graduates who move in with their parents again after they