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How High School is Different from College. High School Teachers and other school staff members are responsible for providing students with support services they need. College You are responsible for requesting assistance and advice when you need it. Responsibility. High School

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responsibility
High School

Teachers and other school staff members are responsible for providing students with support services they need.

College

You are responsible for requesting assistance and advice when you need it.

Responsibility
class time
High School

6 hours per day

180 total days

1,080 hours each year

College

12-15 hours per week (full time is 12 or more credit hours).

16 week per Semester or 10 weeks per Quarter.

360-450 hours per year.

Class Time
tests exams
High School

Frequent Quizzes

Weekly tests or at the end of a chapter.

College

Fewer tests, about one test per month.

Tests will cover more material.

Tests / Exams
study time
High School

About 1-3 hours of homework/studying per day.

College

About 3-5 hours of homework/studying each day.

Study at least 2 hours for every hour spent in class.

Study Time
knowledge acquisition
High School

Information is provided mostly through in-class resources (classroom discussion & assigned reading)

College

More writing, longer papers or essays.

Out-of-class research, mostly done in the library.

Knowledge Acquisition
assignments
High School

Assignment are broken down into step-by-step tasks.

College

Sometimes you will have to determine how to complete your assignments because some professors give less instructions.

Assignments
grades
High School

Attendance

Participation

Numerous quizzes

Tests

Homework assignments

College

Attendance (sometimes factors into your grade

Tests

Papers or Essays

Projects

College students must earn C’s or above to maintain satisfactory academic standing.

Grades
teachers
High School

Teachers monitor your progress and are likely to offer clarification when you need it.

They take attendance, check your work constantly, briefly lecture, and impart knowledge and facts.

College

Professor lecture and expect you to acquire knowledge and facts from outside reading and library research.

You will have to monitor your own progress and ask for clarification on your own.

Teachers
parental role
High School

Parents are advocates for the students and works with teachers and counselors to assure the their child is being supported academically.

College

Parental role changes from an advocate to a mentor and works with their child to offer guidance and support.

Parental Role
freedom
High School

Your time is structured by your parents, teachers, and other adults.

College

You have to decided how to structure your time between school, recreation, and work.

You make the decisions about schedules, class attendance, and studying.

Freedom
activity
Activity
  • Look at the similarities and differences from High School to College.
  • Using the Venn-Diagram, write down 3 differences in the high school and college circles.
  • Write down 2 similarities between high school and college in the oval space.
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