Compare Contrast High School and College

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The transition from high school to college is an exciting and challenging time. It is a great milestone in one’s life. There are many differences between the life of a high school student and a college student. Some people will be able to jump right in and adjust to this change seamlessly. Others will take years to adapt or may never grab hold of the whole college experience. High School and College are both educational grounds for a student to grow and enrich their lives with knowledge. High school and college are like puzzle pieces on one side they fit together, but on the other side they are something completely different. High School is a continuation of elementary and middle school where students learn what is expected as the standard of education set by the government. Up until the age of 18 students have no choice but to attend because of the law. During school hours there are rules and regulations which one cannot break, because there will be punishments for ones actions. There is a strict schedule that students have laid out for them and that they must follow. Along with the basic classes there is social learning that takes place during them. Students still need to understand how to react to situations, such as it is rude to talk over someone else who started talking first. The high school presents a wide variety of activities and field trips. With for years of experience and routine they get used to being high school students. For some it becomes boring but others welcome that life.

College is a new experience all together. Students are not legally required to attend a college, but if students choose to do so they get to pick the colleges that they apply to. Not all students will get into the college of their choice. Students must sign up for classes and when they do they get to choose what classes they want and when they would like to take them. Having the opportunity to fit their school schedule around their work...
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