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... [continues]
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