High school and college are very dissimilar. There are so many main differences and then there are differences that aren’t very distinct. These differences include homework, teacher-student relationships, and attendance policies. In high school most of the teachers will let you turn in your homework late if you give them a decent excuse. In college your professor will not accept any excuse for late work. There are also a lot more tests in high school. Usually, there is a test every week or two. Although there are more tests, the work is not as hard.
Most of the time you will read aloud in class or go over every point of the homework so that there is no question of what you have to do. During high school, I did not have to study as hard as I do now that I am in college. Usually, I would study the day before the test and score a hundred percent. Although, I would be able to skip a few classes and get the notes from a classmate or of course, resort to guessing. However, now that I’m in college, the lectures require much more attention and are more complex.
Composing more information, meaning that one has to proportion time more responsibly and develop good study habits. My learning skills have greatly changed since I have been in college. I learn new things, and I actually enjoy learning new things. Nevertheless, these changes required a lot of self control, practice, and time management. Going through these experiences have changed my entire view about learning such as study habits, being more alert during classes, and going through greater extents to succeed in all of my classes.
The professors in college don’t really care whether or not you’re in class. All it means is that if you are not there you will probably fail. Missing too many classes will cause the professor to drop you from his or her class, resulting in you failing the class. In high school the teachers are always on you about your attendance. If you miss too many days you can fail the class, and they’ll always want to know why you were absent. Attendance plays a big part in showing responsibility in college.
In college you have far more responsibility than you did in high school. You’re an adult, so they expect you to act like one. The teachers expect you to know all of the consequences if you don’t do the required work. In high school the teacher would probably just call your parents, to tell them you aren’t doing what you are supposed to do. In college you have to be responsible for your own actions to succeed. Finally the most important difference between high school and college is aid toward becoming better prepared for the the material you are learning.
My high school did not have tutoring, though the teachers sometime would offer to help after school on certain days. Even though I am the type to work alone on my assignments, I was very hesitant about letting a someone know that I needed help with my work. College requires critical thinking and the work can be difficult if you don’t take responsibility and study it. I have stepped out of my comfort zone and began to seek help if I am stuck on my work. I have grown too asked for help when it is needed. This is another way I will improve.
The main difference between high school and college is the amount of responsibility you need to have. The differences all point to one thing. Students are expected to become a mature adult over four years. They want the students by the time they reach college to know what they have to do to make it. The high school teachers teach them the responsibility they need by making them do their work and monitoring their attendance. Teachers are trying to teach responsibility to high school students, and all college students are expected to have some responsibility.