and they have a right to, but I see college as a time when students have to learn to take their own responsibilities for prioritizing. If Johnny prioritizes school play rehearsals over finishing a paper for me, there will be consequences, but he knows how to weigh them. Most students do pretty well. I worry more about the students who do not seem to be involved in anything.
Many colleges and universities have wonderful intramural sports, music, and art programs, as well as college radio and television stations, college newspapers, and community service programs (discussed in chapter 1). Encouraging the involvement of your child in these activities may help him or her make the difficult transition from living at home to being away at school.
In one or more of these activities, your child may find common ground with fellow students or make the connection to an important part of his or her former life as a high school student.y class. This card is how I find out about participation
Getting the most out of college involves working hard while keeping perspective. Student strategies for keeping stress at bay are as diverse as the student bodies at many campuses today. Dr. Anne Foster, an assistant professor of history at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, tends to think that, within reason, student involvement in other school activities helps rather than hurts their schoolwork: Usually my most-involved students are also the ones least likely to go to multiple parties each weekend, because they simply donâ€™t have time.
A couple of my advisees play on the football team, and their grades are usually higher during fall semester, because their schedule is so rigidly controlled, with study time built in. Also, we know that few students, especially from a liberal arts school like Saint Aâ€™s, work directly in the field they study in college.
Various kinds of extracurricular activities can suggest other career paths. I have each of my students write on a card at the beginning of the semester if they have any issues (of any kind) which may affect their performance in mbegins missing class, because I can ask if itâ€™s related to that issue listed on the card.
But I also use it as an occasion to remind students that they are now in charge of managing their own time, and they need to be responsible about informing me about conflicts and possible missed classes and preparing for busy times, which may include asking for extensions. Some faculty get quite upset about late papers, etc.,
To parents concerned that their son or daughter select a college or university that promotes a healthy lifestyle and builds individual responsibility and character, the interest of Dartmout Continue reading
Greek alumni resistance to the widespread assault on fraternities and sororities as a source of out-of-control drinking is quite strong nationally and with respect to Greek life on particular campuses. In April 2000, Dartmouth College announced a plan for controlling problems at its Greek houses that is a far cry from the aggressive Greek ban it had proposed earlier. Continue reading
ENFP may be attracted to the teaching minor in Education. The Bowdoin preparation for teaching is exacting, selective and requires returning to campus for student teaching after the fourth year. Many parents would wish that their child could be taught by a Bowdoin educated teacher. The course titled â€œHigh Schoolâ€ looks at the purpose and nature of secondary school in todayâ€™s society. Continue reading
Holiday is always exciting, donâ€™t you think so?Â If you spend your holiday by traveling, your holiday will gives new experience in many things. You can see places that you never imagine before. You can know about the culture and background of many places. Continue reading
Another way to be active is through volunteer work. When you are old enough, you can help out at the local hospital, publicize a rally for a political candidate, serve meals at a community shelter, or work with your townâ€™s Chamber of Commerce to paint murals that help decorate your town. Continue reading
You can choose all sorts of ways to spend your extra hours productively. Many activities are available through your school. You can participate in the band, try out for the cheer-leading squad, write articles for the school newspaper, take photos for the school yearbook, or develop an exhibit with other science club members for a science fair. Continue reading
Many school districts have special programs for their strongest students. These programs start as early as elementary school. They often give students the chance to work at a higher level and, in many cases, to keep moving ahead at their own pace. Continue reading
At some high schools, you can graduate in three years rather than four by completing more courses each year. This option gives you a jump start on college. However, you sacrifice many of the extracurricular activities that high school offers and that help you round out your background. (You also lose a year of saving for college.) Continue reading