I think it’s ridiculous for a student to make such excuses! It made me angry when I read that some student’s lie about a relative’s death so that they can get excused from an assignment, how could somebody do that!? And who would want that irresponsible student to work for them after they graduate, or if they graduate from college. She explained so many different excuses in the article and I was actually entertained reading them. Why continue to attend college if you are never able to turn in work on
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.
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. In my every school I have never seen a woman get more opportunities than men.
This can results to increase in school dropout rates (South, Haynie & Bose, 2007). Many students are unable to keep up with their school work and constantly feeling overwhelmed with both school and their personal life. Students currently attend school, are just striving to get their assignments done on time because if not, they face penalty deduction. However, through the rush, many students are just finishing their assignments for the marks and instantly forgetting everything they have learned. They are just finishing their assignments and exams with no other thought than to just pass.
Thus, students tend to fear and avoid their professors because of the possibility of them having a concealed carry which can result to a negative impact on professor-student relationships. Students focus should be getting an education and succeeding during their college years, not looking back and being in
Having social anxiety has changed a lot of things. And my was of seeing things differently in life. I haven’t been the same since giving my presentation my sophomore year of high school. I now have a constant fear of giving presentations to my classmates, and also just talking to people in general. Not only has this situation caused me to have social anxiety at school, but it has also caused me to have social anxiety outside of school.
Coming to Job Corps made me realize a lot about myself including how much potential I have within myself. Before coming here I wasn’t as focused as I should have been when it comes to me getting my education. Leaving school early or just not showing up at all became a routine for me. The school I was attending wasn’t as good of a school to even want to show up at. The kids there was very disrespectful which made it hard for those who wanted to learn.
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.
There are a lot of obstacles students face when trying to college and going to college, sometimes these obstacles involve how counseling and emotional support is out of the question and other reasons are fall into the category of not having too much money to afford school or if they could afford college through scholarships they still struggle with meeting their basic needs. Students lots of minority students face constant oppression because of students face discouragement and this can lead students down two roads, sometimes to regret and misery. Minorities have never really grasp the opportunity of getting a higher education because these students are always discouraged from dreaming of college, making
When coming to Arcadia High School I didn’t know what to feel like, would I say frightened, worried, or energized? For this reason I decided that I felt confused. I was a bit stressed at the thought of getting bad grades. I entered school and saw what looked like a beehive of people going where they needed to go. So like many freshmen on their first day I got lost looking for my first class, it was such a big school and many of the halls weren’t even in alphabetical order.
If an extra 2 years of college originally happened without guided pathways, what problem are they solving? This essay leads up to the readers to realize what small problems can be coming from Guided Pathways. Students are still not finishing on time and making career decisions even more difficult due to the fact that they aren 't allowed to switch majors/courses whenever they don 't feel comfortable anymore. The purpose for this paper to make improvements in this program, instead of just throwing out all the qualities it has offered.
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
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).
Prep-work As a senior in high school I see why everyone is so stressed about college and hoping they can afford it. Lot of people around the world ask so many questions on when they should start college planning. There are those who oppose to certain requirements for your kids to get into school and don 't want to stress their kids out.it 's very essential to start planning so that later in the future there won 't be any struggles or any type of set backs. Is it okay to start early college planning?