Compare and Contrast High School versus College Essay

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It is a big step from high school to college. The goal of this paper is to help prepare you by sharing, from personal experience, what to expect in the transition. I will compare and contrast high school life and college life. Several changes include, difference between high school teachers and college professors, the workload requirements, and the overall responsibility requirements. In high school, the personnel seem to watch out for students almost like they are their own children. They guide them and correct them if necessary. Most teachers remind students of their responsibilities, help them set goals, prioritize and assign a very manageable amount of homework. In some high schools, students are required to learn the bare …show more content…
The work load is much more demanding and challenging, sometimes requiring hours of homework in addition to studying. Professors are available and helpful, but most expect students to contact them if they require assistance and may not remind students of incomplete work. Public school is mandatory and paid for by taxpayers. Text books are provided at no extra charge and usually delivered right to the classroom, which is very convenient. Class schedules are usually arranged by the school with very little input required from the student. Most schools have assigned parking and a locker in the hallway for supplies. Classes are usually fairly close to each other making it very manageable to get from class to class and lunch is always scheduled into you day. College is strictly voluntary and can be expensive. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books, which can be frustrating, expensive and time consuming. While in college students are expected to take responsibility for which classes they attend or do not attend, as well as the consequences of poor planning. No one is going to call your parents if you do not show up for class; you will have to deal with the repercussions of missed assignments. College students must prioritize in order to balance school and personal life. College students arrange their own schedule after
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