Problems Encountered by Students in Taking Up College Courses

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Amazing Grace School
San Vicente, San Pedro, Laguna

Problems Encountered by 3rd Year and 4th Year Students of
Amazing Grace School while Selecting Course in
College this SY 2011-2012

By:
Acupan, Cheyanne Kleir T.
Amuan, Mark Benjamin D.G.
Galang, Allan Gerold M.
Manalo, John Daniel T.
Pinpin, Jose Maria Emmanuellee
Remoquillo, Katrina L.
To, Efraim Julian M.

2011-2012

A Partial Requirement for Graduation in High School SY 2011-2012 Introduction

Various problems are now being experienced by our country and there are a lot of things that brought changes to our lives. Socio-economic problems, bureaucratic problems, and the biggest problem faced by our country, financial problem, are greatly affected by global economic crisis. As students, we are hoping that someday we will be the one to bring hope to this country, don’t be one of the burdens to it and help it progress and attain its ultimate success, and the beginning of that vision would start with the right choice of college course. With that proper choice of course, we will be able to develop and improve our God given talents and apply our knowledge and intelligence to it, though it is a free of cost opportunity to select and pick a course, this is not an easy task for it requires a lot of analysis of the course and decision-making. During the period of our childhood, we always have reveries of what we want to happen in the future, we have these desires and ambitions that someday we will become an engineer, a pilot, a doctor, a dentist or a lawyer, these are just reflection of our fundamental preferences for certain kind of activities, but these desires were bit by bit being converted to another because we are now considering a lot of factors and aspects in selecting a course, especially during this time of preparation in entering the next stage of learning which is college. This is a complicated stage that takes place during the junior year, and specifically, the senior year of high school level that requires decision-making. It is complicated for a student in a sense that he is still not that decided of what course he should take and he is not that prepared to go to college. A lot of problems and difficulties are encountered by students during this stage of their lives that can distract them in choosing the appropriate career that will suit them. Factors that later on, become problems that can confuse the students, like their parents’ influence and choice of college course for them give a great obligation on their part that someday they should be the one to help their family struggle to attain affluence, another is the status and earnings of their family for this will determine if they can support the student and send him to his chosen school, their aptitudes and potentials that they still want to expand and develop because they want to use their knowledge obtained from studying, their skills, their expertise in connection with their course and all the things they have learned once they engage in a job, the jobs that will be in-demand after finishing their studies because they want to have an assurance that after graduating from college they can easily find a job, and their desire to continue the legacy of his family and bring pride to them especially to their parents. Another problem is the university or college where they want to study. We can’t deny the fact that a lot of students consider the name of the school and its popularity among others. Sometimes the specialty of the course when it comes to the course is not considered anymore by the students, they are just after the fame that the school can give them. On a positive side, these problems can strengthen you and gives you a chance to plan for your future. The world of college has a different environment that requires a lot of adjustments. Definitely, the years you will spend in college can change your life and even your personality as a person...
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