The differences in high school and college.

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How College and High School Differ

A good education is an important part of ones life. To achieve a good education, one should attend both high school and college, I find them to be very different. After graduating from high school I enrolled into college and noticed that there are many differences between them. A few of these differences include the attitude and responsibilities of the teachers and students and the amount of work given to the students.

To begin with, there are many ways in which the attitudes of the teachers in high schools differ from the attitudes of the teachers in college. In high school my teachers seemed to be stricter and have more rules for the students to follow. The teachers were also responsible for making sure each student obeyed these rules to the fullest extent and carried out disciplinary actions for those who did not obey them.

One example in which a teacher has taken on a disciplinary action was when a student was late or skipped their scheduled class, the students usually received detention along with a "0" for the day in the class the skipped or was late too. Although attendance is also required in college and many enforce it, some teachers do not. While attending college I have noticed that there are teachers who feel it is the student's responsibility to come to class. If a student chooses to skip that class, the teacher rarely says anything to the student but, the student often receives a "zero" for the day in which they skipped. Some college teachers believe the student should be mature enough to make their own decisions on whether to attend class or not and leave it to them to make that decision.

Furthermore, the attitudes of students in high school...