Choosing Between a High School Diploma and a General Education Diploma
Sabrina H. Bogan
Axia College of University of Phoenix
Statistical information encourages society to believe that earning a high school diploma is more beneficial than earning a general education development certificate (GED). This essay will discuss how students may begin to consider opting for a GED instead of graduating from high school.
Students begin their education at the early age of five and some as early as four-years-old. When beginning the education process, students find learning fun and enjoyable. In elementary school, students learn the basics of reading, writing, spelling, and math, along with various other subjects. They interact with one another and have fun, interesting activities to keep them occupied. Upon reaching middle school, some students feel overwhelmed by the requirements of learning. Fun time and interesting activities are limited in many of the classes to ensure that each child learns necessary information. Students earn below average grades and do not spend much time studying. Guidance is necessary in order for these students to stay in school until graduation.
How Stress Affects the Student
High school is the most stressful time for a student due to various issues that may occur within life. For example, teenagers may be scoring poorly due to problems at home and problems with friends. A poor relationship with parents, friends, or love interest can affect a student’s ability to focus. Homework is another issue that causes students to feel stressed and as a result, the student can fail to complete work. Many things affect a student’s grades, such as poor studying habits, peer pressure or bullying. Some students need more guidance to understand the material, but feel embarrassed to ask for help. In some instances, classrooms are over-crowded and...