Classifications of College Students Essay example

907 Words Sep 30th, 2006 4 Pages
Thesis Statement: College students come from all different types of backgrounds. Most come directly from high school, some are returning from a period of "finding themselves", some are trying to climb the corporate ladder, and then there are "moms" who want to start a career now that their children are in school. Regardless of their origins, college students come in all shapes and sizes and each easily identifiable from a mile away.

A. Direct high school graduates
1. appearance
2. attitude
3. lifestyle

B. Taking a year off – finding yourself
1. working world
2. class schedule v. working schedule
3. goal oriented

C. Job improvement/advancement
1. attire
2. beverage of choice
3. clear focus

D. Mom's whose
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Homework assignments are usually late if completed at all. These students tend to gather outside of the classroom in the hallway, giggling and talking loudly for all to hear about how they were out the night before until 3am. This is also a classic sign. Oh, to be nineteen again – no thanks!

Next are the students who are now returning to college after taking some time off after high school. These are the students who decided college was not for them and decided to try the working world. However, the common working world is not the way anyone would want to spend a lifetime. Sometimes its just a matter of assessing the fact that living on $5.75 an hour, flipping burgers, and driving a twenty year old rusted out automobile is not a glamorous life. These students typically carry books that if stacked up would equal half their height! Goal oriented, these students now appreciate working around class schedules instead of only working.

Another type of college student encompasses those who want to climb the corporate ladder. These students wear what I would call business attire. Shirts, ties, dress pants with loafers for the men and dresses or pant suits for the women is the standard apparel. They are typically in the 8:00 am classes drinking Starbucks coffee or in the evening classes drinking Red Bull. These students are trying to improve their current employment. Most of them seem to be single, approximately twenty-five to

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