Inquisitive, curious, and creative writer and seeker of knowledge. But Just because you can afford a college education or get student loans, grants or scholarships doesn't mean you should go to college if you're not percent ready or certain of what you want to study.
I nearly always start off my presentations by asking the students how they think college is different than high school. It is obvious to almost everyone that there would be negative consequences associated with skipping class in high school.
In college however, it is more difficult to see these consequences because there is no assistant principal calling your parents when you skip and assigning you Saturday school.
The consequences still exist, though, and it is important to understand them. It is also important to understand the reasons why a college student might skip a class so you can make an informed decision for yourself when you attend college. When you miss class, whether the reason for missing is excusable or not, you are missing out on the opportunity to gain additional knowledge.
Of course it is possible to gain that knowledge in alternative ways or with additional effort, but really if you are already skipping class are you going to put in the additional effort? Hey did you go to class today?
Student A is not asking because they went to class and want to follow up about a certain topic covered in lecture. They skipped and want to know if they missed a quiz or something Student B: Yeah I was there, where were you?
Did we do anything in class? That may be how it occasionally works in high school, where your teacher allows you to work on homework during the entire class period, but in college a professor lectures to the class for pretty much the entire time.
However, I understand what the student is probably thinking. They think they can just read over notes from a friend and read the class textbook and pick up everything they would have learned by going to class that day, and honestly that would work for some classes and for some students.
All students have different learning styles and while some do better absorbing material when it is spoken to them, others learn better from reading the same material.
My question is, though, why not just do both? There is no easier way to get the information than sitting in class and listening for 50 minutes. One other way college is different than high school is that in college you are paying to attend your class. A college quarter is 10 weeks long so that is If you are going to skip a class then, whatever you are going to do with that time better be worth at least 14 dollars.
If you skip class to take a nap or play World of Warcraft, are those things worth 14 dollars to you? On occasion I did skip class, but I had to believe that I would pay at least 14 dollars to do whatever it was that I did while I skipped.
For example during my senior year of college there was a presentation on campus that was happening during one of my classes that I wanted to attend.
The presentation was by Graham Kerr, who was a TV chef and a childhood hero of mine if you were a huge fan of Emeril Lagasse growing up maybe you can relate and I felt like seeing him speak was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
If I had to I would have paid at least 20 dollars to see the presentation, so for me I felt comfortable skipping my class to attend. Maybe if college students had to pay someone cash every time they skipped a class they would think twice about whether or not it was worth missing class.A college quarter is 10 weeks long so that is and the average student is in class 15 hours a week so that comes out to $ per hour of class.
If you are going to skip a class then, whatever you are going to do with that time better be worth at least 14 dollars.
A college education can open many doors in a person's search for a career. People that have attained a college degree are hired in at a higher pay and are considered to be much more employable. This means that a college graduate would be more likely to be offered employment than another who did not attend college or did not attain a degree.
Going to college or university is a privilege that many would like to have. But Just because you can afford a college education or get student loans, grants or scholarships doesn't mean you should go to college if you're not percent ready or .
The instructors have been very patient and have made me realize you are never to old to go back to college.
With the uncertainty I had experienced and the nervousness that I felt, the instructors made the experience of attending college a great relief. Some students will choose to skip college to dive into ministry, military training, or work. Many students, however, do decide to pursue a life at college.
In the United States alone, there are approximately 5, different colleges/universities from which a student can choose. Going Back to College: Students Tell of Struggle, Success Taking the First Step “Being a nontraditional student has been an experience that I have enjoyed.
Going back to school was a big step for me and I had been very worried about making that step. I was afraid with the amount of time that it had been since I had graduated from high school and .