What makes college education so important? College is not just a choice, it's the beginning of a lifelong journey, one that will shape and determine future choices, decisions and purposes. College is going to help you determine a career that you want to pursue. It will help and guide you in the right direction but you have to be the one to put in the effort. But some may say college is a waste, and will not make their life any better. Some will ask what makes a good college, what do you look for and at. College is one of the most important aspects of succeeding in today’s world. College is much more than just a degree - in college you also learn how to learn, perhaps one of the most important things you can get out of college. Once you understand how to gather information by reading books about a subject, determine what information is important and what is not, and how to put it all together, you can master any subject, often without even going to college. By the way, doing a few Google searches and gathering information off the web that may or may not be accurate is not doing research, though it is a useful way to get a quick explanation on what a subject is and is good to find out what material is good to read. According to Bridget who was the first of her sisters and brothers to graduate from The University of Toledo with a Masters in Accounting said college wasn’t a choice her parents said she had to go to college. Even though at the time she was attending college she didn’t think it was important and necessary, because back then it was easier to get a job without a college degree. But now she’s happy she went because now she has her dream job, and is making a lot of money. Now she has a life that she never knew would happen to her. She also has the skills she needs to help someone else reach their goals in life. When she first started college she didn’t know what she wanted to do and she didn’t take it seriously. She partied all the...
...College athletes are manipulated every day. Student athletes are working day in and day out to meet academic standards and to keep their level of play competitive. These athletes need to be rewarded and credited for their achievements. Not only are these athletes not being rewarded but they are also living with no money. Because the athletes are living off of no money they are very vulnerable to taking money from boosters and others that are willing to help them out. The problem with this is that the athletes are not only getting themselves in trouble but their athletic departments as well.
Recently college athletes have been granted permission to work, from the NCAA. Even with this permission, their jobs are still regulated. One regulation to the athletes working is that they cannot work for alumni of the school. The NCAA has this rule because they feel if athletes work for people with close ties to the school then they will be receiving special benefits while working. These special benefits include, (but are not limited to), athletes being paid while not at work and higher salaries then other workers doing the same job (Anstine 4).
Another restraint to college athletes working is a time restraint. College athletes have very busy schedules they follow and when finished with their schedules they are left with very little free time. Student athletes are required to take a minimum of twelve credit hours...
EN110.6.1 Achieving Academic Excellence
Lesson 5 Writing Assessment
September 26, 2014
Why Is A CollegeEducation Important to Me?
Henry Ford, said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” For years, I thought I was just too old to return to school. However, for 20 years, I’ve worked in a career that provided great financial stability, but it never brought happiness. When I was laid-off, I made the decision to not return to the corporate world; instead, I started my process of becoming a successful counselor and motivational speaker. Spending time with my family and doing what makes me happy are my overall goals in life. So here I am forty-one and enrolled in college.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics the number of middle-aged people in college, graduate school or technical school is projected to rise to 4.1 million by 2015. I am proud to be a part of this statistic. I believe we can’t look back at what we should have done; we need to move forward and make the best out of what we can do now. This past June, I attended DePaul University School for New Learning Commencement Ceremony. Tecora Rogers, a 59 year old Masters Graduate gave the graduating class commencement address. While, I wish I can share her entire speech, the following is what stuck with me most. “For years I have worked in a corporate...
...Differences between High School and College
IN HIGH SCHOOL High school is mandatory and usually free. Time is structured by school officials and parents. Students can count on teachers to remind them of responsibilities and to guide them in setting priorities. Daily classes follow one after the other, with a few minutes in between. Most class schedules are arranged by school personnel. Students are told about graduation requirements. IN COLLEGECollege is voluntary and expensive. Students manage their own time. Students balance responsibilities and set priorities on their own. Students often have large time gaps between classes; class time varies from day to day. Students arrange their own schedule in consultation with their academic counselor or advisor. Graduation requirements are complex, differ from program to program, and sometimes from year to year. Each student is expected to know those that apply to him/her. Bottom Line: School personnel watch out for students Bottom Line: Students are expected to take responsibility for – guiding and correcting them if necessary. what they do and don't do, as well as for the consequences of their decisions. HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES COLLEGE CLASSES Students can normally get by with studying outside of Students need to study at least 2 to 3 hours outside of class class as little as 0 to 2 hours a week, and perhaps for each hour in class. A course load of 12 credits requires...
...satisfaction. I have done everything to keep a wide array of options open and am looking forward to a traditional college experience including strong school spirit, a Greek system, a strength in science and the opportunity to connect socially with other active, interesting students. I am armed with a fierce independence, well-grounded sense of self, a strong work ethic, drive to succeed, and disarming personality. I am looking forward to college with enthusiasm. The above-mentioned qualities along with my zest for all life has to offer translate into success in college and beyond. penis penis penis penis
I would really like you to tell them that although I am goal oriented, I am by no means one-dimensional. Challenging myself academically is not a chore but rather a process culminating in self-esteem and satisfaction. I have done everything to keep a wide array of options open and am looking forward to a traditional college experience including strong school spirit, a Greek system, a strength in science and the opportunity to connect socially with other active, interesting students. I am armed with a fierce independence, well-grounded sense of self, a strong work ethic, drive to succeed, and disarming personality. I am looking forward to college with enthusiasm. The above-mentioned qualities along with my zest for all life has to offer translate into success in college and beyond.
...HOW IS COLLEGE DIFFERENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL
It's pleasurable and exciting to transfer from high school to college but also be very challenging. It's an important turning point in our life. With many different there are certain similarities as well, but college is a whole new world for me. After few weeks study in Quincy College, I realized it has the level education system very different from my high school that I used to study in my country. It's a big different but the notable about curriculums, treatment, the way to teach, the way to assess the student etc.
First of all, the college curriculum in the United State is more flexible than in my country. Students can select courses, teachers, and select the desired school. For example, in high school I used to spend seven or eight hours a day, less than half the days of the year but in college I don't have to take a lot of classes a day or some classes I can take at night. This semester I have four classes continuously from 8am to 2pm, only 20 minutes to travel from classroom to classroom, and one class from 7pm to 10pm.
The other information I have known that’s though students register for their major when they start to study in college, but students can change majors during the first two years and it is not affect graduation time. For example, students chose literature can switch to sectors...
Dear Barbara I. Dewey,
* Introduction: My name is Quallan Phillips. I’m currently a sophomore at East, applying for your college. Penn State University is a college I have always wanted to attend. Everything about it has inspired me to do well in life. The type of culture around the college is just mind blowing.
* Academic Work: I’m achieving very good grades except for my meteorology. It’s a subject that I’m very new to and something that is actually very hard for me. I understand the material of the work I just have a hard time putting it down on my homework or test. I took that class so I can have a challenge in school. Yes indeed, it’s giving me a work out, but in the end I know it will be all worth it because I would have passed that class. Not with a D or a C passing it with a B or an A. Other than that class, I’m enjoying every single bit of all my other classes. I’m currently passing them with an A or B. I’m very well satisfied.
* Extracurricular Activities: I’m enrolled into JROTC, which I’m highly in love with. I’m glad to know that your university has an ROTC program and that’s one of the reasons I’m highly interested. My father was a Sergeant Major in the United States Marine Corps and I’m just following in his footsteps. I’m very well known around my school just from JROTC. As a sophomore, I’m already a 1st LT with 23 ribbons and 15 arc pins. Freshmen look up to me, as I’ve...
...todays society, having a collegeeducation is one of the single most important factors when applying for a job. Employers expect at the minimum for applicants to have an Associates degree. However, many employers prefer hiring individuals who have obtained a bachelors degree or higher. In “Are Too Many People Going to College?”, Charles Murray discusses the importance of Americans sharing the same basic core knowledge (223). Having acollege degree makes an individual more money than an individual who just has a high school diploma. It provides people with a wide variety of opportunity regarding career paths and educational experiences. Those who obtain a college degree often times have a more secure future regarding their job and if they decide to advance to a different job. With a degree individuals have the will power to move a different job without worrying about not meeting certain job requirements. Lastly, having a college degree secures an individual future by providing an educational safety net. Although critics claim that the cost of college is overwhelming, all people should seek a higher education after high school.
In “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?”, Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus discuss the current hardship that many college students face-student loans (179). Many people cannot afford to go to their...
...students are required to take college entrance exams in order to be accepted into a desired university. The standardized tests are currently used all over the United States in order to enroll or decline certain students based on a minimum score according to the college. The most common tests taken by high school students is the ACT and the SAT, both covering basic curriculum involving all major subjects studied throughout grade school, in order to test overall knowledge. Because of the benefits that oppose strictly relying on grade point averages as opposed to having the college entrance exams used in order to accept students, they are a good idea and should continue being used because they are much more routine and fair. Although the tests have proven successful, some might say that the tests don’t accurately score students ability to be successful in college universities.
The people that refer to the exams as an insufficient way of accepting and declining hopeful students into college have many reasons to believe so. The first issue with these tests is that some people would argue that they don’t cover certain material that students may possibly excel in, or further a career in. Fields such as the arts, music, sciences, and other specialty subjects are all not included on these entrance exams. Not including these areas takes away from students being recognized for their true talents that could be of...