High School vs. College

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Diana Hromava
High School vs. College
Many young people understand the importance of proper education for their future and think of going to a college after graduating from high school. The transition from high school to college is an exciting and challenging time. 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 similar and different in many ways. For example, you can choose the subjects you are interested in and would like to study; both establishments demand a lot of time and effort if you want to be successful in them. There are many more ways, though, in which high school and college are very different. There are a lot of people: your parents, school counselors, different social organizations, etc. who help you study at high school even if you are not very motivated. It’s completely different with colleges; they are not mandatory and usually very expensive, unless you have got a scholarship or receive financial aid, and you are the one who takes all the responsibility for your own study. School students usually live with their parents or guardians and to a great extent depend on them financially and physically. College students most of the time live on their own; in a dormitory on the campus or in a rented apartment and have to solve all everyday problems themselves. All these problems do not leave much time to waste, so a college student must be much more careful about ways of spending his or her time than a school student. Also many demands are placed upon high school students. For example, high school students are obligated, or rather forced by law to attend school until the age of eighteen and they are required to do and turn in their...
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