The Importance Of College Can Be Overwhelming

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College Can Be Overwhelming College is not meant to be attended by everyone, some people are not built to handle college curriculum. People that have not attended college will try to make it sound easy and in reality, being good at managing your time and having the ability to comprehend the information they would encounter would be highly beneficial. Would taking advice from these uninformed people help? No, going into college thinking it is going to be easy is a massive disadvantage for tackling college life. Once the realization kicks in that college life is rough it will cause stress. The classes taken can also determine how much work will be given out and also give a outcome of whether passing will be an opinion. Other people just simply …show more content…
Miller states in her article, “That differential comes about in innumerable small, intangible ways. For instance, educated parents use a wider vocabulary in speaking to their infants than their less-educated counterparts do.” (Miller 674) This comment infers that the differences between whether a child will understand things through his or her life could come from what kind of upbringing they were exposed to at a young age. If a child was exposed to nothing but high school drop out parents that did not push the child to be better than them then there is a much greater chance that the child will drop out before graduating or graduate and not attend college period, on the other hand children brought up around intelligent individuals that used big words, getting read books, and listening to intelligent conversations is much more likely to excel in learning easily in school settings. This also ties in with a different article published by Charles Murray, one of his lengthier comments goes on to …show more content…
While this is an extreme case, it is symptomatic of the problems with the idea that “college is for everyone.” If college is for everyone, why do we rely on SAT scores and high school transcripts? Why doesn’t every school have an open admissions policy? Quite simply, because not everyone should attend college. If individuals are unable to read, they benefit more from a literacy program than a college course. There are also plenty of literate students who are not up for the challenge. They may have graduated from a high school that did not expect much from them, academically. They may not have the maturity necessary to dedicate themselves to the course-responsibility without their parents. They aren’t necessarily prepared to be “grown ups” yet. College prep courses don’t often teach students about being responsible. Teaching responsibility and time and stress management may prepare some students for their college experience, but many will still fall victim to their first taste of “freedom.” (Pharinet

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