Shi Ming Yu
High School vs. College (Final Draft)
“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” (Robert M. Hutchins) To achieve a good education, one should attend both high school and college. There are a lot in common between high school and colleges, but after I graduated from high school and enrolled into college, I noticed there are many differences between them as well.
High school and colleges have the same teaching method. Students are required to learn the materials given by the teachers and be tested on them, no matter if they’re in high school or colleges. Exams take an important part in one’s school life. High school seems to have more quizzes and tests for students. Compare to high school, colleges have less quizzes but bigger exams. Students try very hard to pass the exams because they take the most part of their grades. The more effort they put in, the more they will get out.
One difference between high school and colleges is the attitude of the teachers. High school teachers seem to be stricter and have more rules for students to follow. One example in which a teacher has taken on a disciplinary action is when a student is tardy or skipped their class, the student usually receive an “F” and is marked tardy. Although attendance is also required in college, some teachers enforce it and some don’t. Some college teachers believe the students should be mature enough to make their own decisions.
The attitude of students in high school and college also differ greatly in ways such as their dedication to school work. As we know, there are much more regulations and less personal responsibility on the students in high school. The teachers will help you and tell you what you need to do. In college, you are your own boss. If you don’t do the work, you simply fail. In high school I noticed that many students goofed off during lass and did not take the...