What Is High School And College Compare And Contrast Essay

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When people think of college they just think of it as another 4 years, or more, of high school. They believe that you learn the same way and all the things you did in high school are now appropriate in college. Others even believe that college is so much like high school that they don 't even want to go, out of the fear of it being so similar. High school is filled with many enjoyable things like; sporting events, dances, pep rallies, assemblies and of course friends. You may be having or had good memories in high school. You may even just remember all the bad things that happened in high school. College may be another thing that you made memories in, or you are awaiting the experience. Either way I am sure that you have never really analyzed …show more content…
I went to Pine Island High School which is a very small school, so there is only about 400 people in the whole high school. Here at RCTC there are a lot more students and I was astonished at how the professors here managed to keep all the work straight for all the students. I soon realized that the professors had all the work planned out for all the weeks of the semester already. At Pine Island we worked day by day, not week by week. I like to get my assignments for the week out of the way early so I make sure I stay on track and get my work done. Many times at Pine Island we would have an essay to write but, when we were assigned it, it wasn 't due for another 2 or 3 weeks. In contrast, classes here have worksheets or assignments given to you at the beginning of the week and they are then due at the end of that week. This makes for the work load to be a lot more in my opinion. In high school you are given so much time to work on easy, short assignments, which can easily lead to procrastination, a very bad idea in college. Even though in high school I had 8 classes a day and in college I only have 3, I am easily spending a lot more time studying and doing homework for those 3 classes. In total, probably about 2 hours per class. In high school, out of the 8 total classes I only did homework for about 2-3 hours a night depending on if there was a test the next day. So, if you think that you 're going to work …show more content…
The biggest responsibility I have found to have at RCTC is knowing when to get stuff turned in on time. I was fairly good about getting my assignments completed and turned in on time in high school, but I was getting constant reminders from my teachers to turn stuff in. I think that I wasn 't learning how to be responsible because they didn 't treat us like 15 & 16 year old 's, more like elementary students. Another way responsibilities are different in high school vs college is the strictness of the staff. Many teachers in high school didn 't let you leave the classroom during class to use the bathroom or go to the office. We had to have a pass where ever we went. I was not allowed to sit in the library without a pass from a teacher saying it was okay for me to be there. In college you can walk around the campus without getting questions like: "aren 't you suppose to be in class?", "where are you going?" And "do you have a pass?" This point specifically didn 't dawn on me until actually thinking about it to write this essay, but I realized that I even took the little responsibilities for granted in high school. For example, we would get used books from previous years and just use those, but many people, me included, didn 't really take really good care of their books. I mean, they were free and old and just not an important thing to think about. We would just let

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