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In each September, high school graduates prepare for the drastic transition from high school to university. When students were in high school, they heard someone said that university life is colorful, inviting, and relaxing. On the other hand, they also heard someone said that university life is kind of challenging and overwhelming, especially for freshmen. Except for feeling excited, anxious, nervous and a little bit frightened, these freshmen are going to embark on a new milestone in their lives, wondering whether they can fit in the university life. In fact, in order to adapt themselves into a new life in university, freshmen have to understand the differences between high school and university in the following aspects, including teaching styles, learning strategies and self- management.
Teaching styles in high school are obviously different from those in university. Teachers in high schools teach detailed knowledge and facts step by step. That is to say, they guide students attentively. In contrast, instructors in university go through the textbooks quickly. In view of them, they expected students to think independently and critically. On the other hand, teachers in high school usually take time to remind students of assignments and the date of tests. In comparison with high school, instructors in university offer a pre-scheduled syllabus. They discuss the course schedule and some regulations to students in the first day of class. And then, students should follow the syllabus without being reminded about when assignments are due or when to have midterm exam and final exam.
With the change of teaching styles, freshmen have to adjust their learning strategies in university. After understanding thoroughly the textbook contents, students in high school not only memorize all of it, but refer to ready-made notes which are organized by teachers. All they need to do is...