Should C students undertake college education even if they deemed not college material?
I remember when I attended high school, the guidance counselor proclaimed that anyone who was a C student should NEVER consider pursuing any type of tertiary education as it is beyond their intellectual comprehension. It was her assertion that only A and B students should attend college and/or pursue further tertiary education.
I have to disagree with this guidance counselor in part. I think it depends on the individual, and the reason behind their "C" average. Timing is a factor as well. College to most youngsters means party time no matter what their grades were. I myself kept a B/C average in high school until I dropped out. Later in life, after having 3 children and growing up a bit, I got my GED. I then persued and obtained a college degree in Nursing. On the very first day of class, the instructor wrote on the board: A=RN (registered nurse), B=RN, C=RN . I maintained a 3.5 (A/B) average and won scholarships to help fund my education. I have now been a registered nurse for 12 years. If I would have had your high school guidance councelor, I would probably be working in retail or on welfare. I believe anyone can do anything they set their mind to. That is what my guidance counselor told me......great question!
Yes. Everyone should try college, especially at a community college. Just an associate's degree can help you get a better job. Some students do horrible in high school, yet once they reach college and find their notch, they take off and can produce a productive career. There are quite a few individuals who have done this and make history.
It's a shame that your guidance counselor would discourage students from furthering their education simply because they don't make the honor roll. I know a woman with learning disabilities that made mostly C's all through primary school and got a bachelors degree so yes it is possible.
She considered anyone who earned less than a B average totally remedial to say the least. In the 12th grade, we are assigned to see her. She informed the C students not to even try college but to go to work or pursue a nonacademic traineeship.
I completely disagree. I know of many C students who went on to be successful college students. Often times, those C students in high school just didn't fit into how the curriculum was presented or learned. Many of these students are hands-on learners who fare much better with the hands-on experience college provides. Or, it's possible that the C students were not as inspired or challenged with things taught in high school, but the class and degree choices they were able to make in college gave them the extra challenge and inspiration they needed to do well.
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