Senior Year Effective

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Making Senior Year Effective Although senior year is supposed to help students prepare for life after high school, senior year doesn 't effectively prepare students. Two and a half months ago, these students were expected to ask their teacher for permission to go to the restroom and now these students could skip class without even getting in trouble. These students were conditioned to the bell so they can continue their school day normally. Millions of students continue their education after high school every year, but students leave or drop out of college because they are academically unprepared, having too much fun at the expense of class and grades, academic climate, and lack of guidance. All these reasons can be taught or experienced …show more content…
High school seniors should be required to take classes that encompass subjects related to their majors in college. In order to do this, high school consular 's can talk to students and give them a list of classes that pertain to their majors. Classes such as electives, which normally are used to explore a certain subject, can also be used to gain knowledge about their fields. For example if a student wants to become an accountant he can take business related classes, or specifically take an accounting class to see if he would like to pursue that in college. If there are no classes pertaining to a students ' intended major, or if the student is undecided, he should be required to take a work-study class. In the work-study class, students can intern at a local business or take a class on their own that involves something they want to do in …show more content…
While this condition is not proven real, many students acknowledge having it. The only way around it, is by making senior year grades count for their college application. If the students fear that colleges can revoke their acceptance, they will be motivated to try harder. In order to stop seniors from taking blow off classes they should increase the number of requirements for English, math and science classes. By doing so, students will continue to learn and keep up with the material. This will allow them to successfully learn these subjects during their freshman and sophomore years of college. Overall, there are many ways to make senior year more effective and prepare students for college. Requiring students to take more career-orientated classes and increasing general classes to reduce students from taking blow off classes will help make senior year more effective. In addition to improving their academic; students will improve their time management, responsibility, and take initiation because they will be given more freedom. This will allow them to experience a typical college student 's life before

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