The Meaning of Maturity
Being a mature student does not mean being an old timer. Maturity is not measured by the number of years a person had lived. Instead, the yard-stick of maturity is marked by the qualities of self-denial, determination, and dependability.
Self-denial is an important quality in the mature student because it proves that the student is able to take control and make decisions that are best for him regardless of whatever situation he is in. In addition, self-denial shows as self-control. Self-control is important for students because the students who have self-control are students who know how to organize their time. They make a schedule for what they are going to do in a week or a month or even a whole year. In another word, college student needs to organize their time to do study, home work, shopping, and work, for example. In addition, the students who have self-control are also the students who can control themselves, take their responsibility more seriously. For example, the students have assignment to finish and its due on Monday but on Sunday, their friend came along and asks him or her to go to movie with them. On the satiation, the students who have self-control will say no or try to finish before going. The students, who can organize their time, social life, take control of themselves is also proving more mature they are.
Determination is another characteristic of mature student because it is important for a student to have an aim and target when doing something and never give up. Determination also shows the passion of the student to pursuit a goal in their lives. For example, determination is the student having homework or important project to finish at school but their family plant to go on a family vacation; however, he or she will stay home to finish that project. Furthermore, determination is student who never give up on anything and try and try to achieve their goal. For example, a student took class in summer in Long...