There are some similarities between high school teachers and college professors but there are many more contrasts. Academically speaking, both teachers and professors have grading styles and policies, deadlines and due dates for papers and projects, and a sense of compassion. If only I would have had someone explain the differences between the two levels of teaching, I probably wouldn*t have given up in high school.
It would not have taken me so long to get the courage to attend college. There are many myths that college professors are unattached drones that push you through. As for the high school teachers, they are more friendly and laid back. Although, I have found the myth between the two to be much of the opposite.
The grading styles between teachers and professors are very different. When I was in high school, the majority of your grade consisted of test scores and homework. Homework was a large part of the grade in high school, which was hard for some people if they didn*t have the resources or someone at home to help them. with it (Take that out). Heaven forbid you didn*t do your homework because then you fell behind and really couldn*t understand the material on the tests. Then there were the tests; if you failed you just didn't pass. You were not given the opportunity to go back and fix mistakes or show you really understood the material. There was no going back and going over your mistakes or showing that you really did know what you were doing. Neither were you allowed the chance to gain extra points, once you turned in your assignment or test it wad done. Trying to obtain a few extra points in the process, when it was done it was done. Class participation wasn't a big requirement . It almost seemed as if your very presence in the class made a difference. However, not being there or involving yourself to some degree would cause you to miss out on some important information. Which would leave a bad impression with the teacher. It didn*t matter much if you were in class, or if you participated. Although, if you did not participate or show up for classes you would miss a lot. It didn*t make a very good impression on the teacher either.
On the other hand there are college professors who base your grade on many things such as class participation, projects, and attendance, as well as homework and tests. Actually your test scores normally is majority of your grade do take a good chunk of your grade, but, they are not the only things that affect your grade in college. You also have class participation which plays affect a large part of your grade as well. in most college courses. It gets the students more involved and seems to make them want to be there. It also gives them life skills of interacting with others and gives them a confidence boost. Which in turn, affects and raises their attendance.
I believe you would have a more prepared student for college and you would probably see grades rise if high school teachers took more of an approach of involving students . (JUST TURNED THAT AROUND) You would also see students more excited about being in class, especially if class participation was a part of their grade.
There are also deadlines and due dates that are expected to be followed by both teachers and professors. High school teachers tend to hold your hand as a child so to speak, and remind you on a daily basis of when your homework is due. They will continually let you know when tests and projects are due as well. In most cases, teachers will write on the black board when assignments and deadlines are due and when test are approaching.
On the contrary, college professors usually hand out what is called a syllabus on the first day of class. The syllabus outlines the due dates of homework, projects, and when tests or quizzes are expected. Your...