Different Experiences And Differences Between High School And College

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Walking onto the college campus on the first day of college, as a college student, not a Dual Enrollment student, I never expected to meet so many new people, nor have the amazing professors I have. Not only that, the rigorousness of the courses was very high, which was to be expected. Compared to high school, college is different in a few ways; some of the differences are very apparent, such as with the social life of students, the academic rigor of classes, and the students’ relationships with teachers. One of the first differences between high school and college is the social life of students; there are plenty of opportunities as a college student to make new friends and be social, more so than high school. In college, there is, depending …show more content…
In that time a student has between classes, they can venture to the student lounge or the cafeteria. There they can meet new people as students often hang around those two places. Student clubs are another good way to meet new people, especially those that have similar interests. Some colleges even have a club fair where clubs have the opportunity to present and show off their club to hundreds of students, which is a perfect way for students to meet new people. At my college, there’s an event in the fall and spring semester called Club Rush, where in the cafeteria they set up around 20 tables, if not more, for the clubs to recruit students. It’s quite popular for the students; this semester there was the anime club who had cosplayers, people who dress up as a specific character, the math club, the history club, and even the crafting club. It’s a very interesting event and it gives students opportunities to join clubs and make new …show more content…
In college classes, there is a syllabus that often is a guideline for when assignments are due and possibly how the assignment is to be done. According to a page on Southern Methodist University’s website comparing high school and college, it says that “Testing is usually infrequent,” (smu.edu). Testing in college ranges from every two or three weeks to twice a semester. If professors give homework, it is a very low percentage of a student’s grade. Passing a college class always requires a C or higher. In high school, school assignments are usually discussed as they get closer and aren’t listed in the syllabus. Teachers give out a “syllabus” which is usually one to three pages and not very detailed. There are tests quite often, along with quizzes. If a student does poorly on a test, homework grades that are very high can usually make up for a poor test grade they received since homework is given out very often. In order to pass a high school class, students must receive a D or

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