High School and College: Transition between Two Diverse and Different Worlds

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High school, as well as college is just another part in everyone’s lives. Almost everyone go through such a transition between two very diverse and different worlds. These diverse worlds can be compared and contrasted by everyone; however, not all are aware of the possible similarities and differences between them. The purpose of this essay is to compare the students’ high school and college life in terms of the level of academic responsibilities, time schedule, as well as the culture practiced by each student.

First of all, high school is the first step to a higher level or learning. This place equips us with the proper knowledge needed in order to survive college and other higher levels of learning. The topics being taught in high school are generalized in basic Math, Science, English, Filipino, and many other subjects. The students are more relaxed and their responsibilities are not that complicated and heavy in a sense that there are fewer requirements and their due dates are not immediate. Compared to the time schedule of college students, a high school pupil’s schedule is much more fixed because the standard call time is at 7:30a.m. and end at 5:00p.m. Students are much more immature and need guidance in order to lead fulfilling lives. They study inside a single classroom everyday; thus having little freedom.

College, on the other hand, is a different story. The subjects a student will learn and discuss are much more specific since you finally chose a career path you will take in the future. College students are older and their workload is much more complex and heavier. They have more responsibilities to carry in college because the curriculum is much more specific and complicated because detailed topics are being discussed regarding your chosen career path. In contrast with the fixed regular schedule of high school students, college students’ time schedules are very flexible because they have to choose their own desired time schedule. These students...
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