November 29, 2011
College has made me realize that if I want to be someone I have to work for it because things are not going to be easy like when I was back in high school. Many people will say that both take the same effort but I will have to disagree with them. Although both are institutions of education, I knew from the very first day of class that College would be drastically different than my high school years were. Some of the differences that I notice were the level of work, the attitude of the teachers and students, freedom, and the rules that were applied. During the transition of high-school to college, one will encounter many changes.
Some of the challenging aspects of college, include the level of work and this is because professors demand stricter grades and that’s why student have to do their best. Students are highly motivated because they want to get in the top universities and for that they need a 4.0 grade point average. This is why College teachers have higher expectations. In high school they let everyone graduate with a 2.0 grade point average. Most of the teachers in high schools accept late work and allow them to make extra credit whereas in college teacher are strict and will not allow nothing late. Student in college will not sleep the whole night just to finish assignments that are due when in their high school years they only did that once in the whole year. Due to the fact that students in college need higher grade students will have to spend more time studying and doing all kind of assignments.
Also, teachers and students attitude changes entirely when it regards to education. College teachers will not care if they have to fail someone even though it’s not free to take each class. In high school, student will bribe teachers to pass the class but these tricks do not work on a college professor. In high school, teachers will always remind the students of the work that is due. In college teachers give out syllabus and that’s what...