High school, along with college, are two major stepping stones in a person's life. Many individuals are able to make the transitions from high school to college pretty easily, while there are others that find the transition to college is hard to adjust to. When I made the jump from high school to college, I found that there are two vast differences between the two, and both has very diverse environments. I found the key differences concerning high school and college to be the level of academic responsibilities, time management, and scheduling as well the methods learning to be the main differences.
Obviously, there is a major difference in the level of academic responsibilities between high school and college. In terms of expectations and responsibilities placed upon you in high school, they are more of a guideline a carefree, whereas college is more complex and is individually based. What I mean by this is that high school, you can count on your parents and your teacher in order to guide you in setting priorities and remind you of your responsibilities. It was part of your parents' and teachers' responsibilities to make sure that you succeed in high school. Students have fewer duties to worry about and fewer requirements where they can depend on others for help. In class, you are usually told by the teacher about what you need to study and how you are doing with your grades and attendance. Furthermore, in high school, many of the classes are assigned to you, and you are supplied with many of the materials and books. It's an entirely different story once you enter college. In college, you have to set your own priorities and have so much more responsibilities to carry out. Students are tended to keep up with their own grades, their own attendance, their own supplies for pencils and books.
One way to look into high school and college are the differences between the high school teachers and college professors. High school teachers verbally explain what is expected throughout their duration of the semester. College professors give a syllabus which covers assignments and conduct. Taking class attendance is also done differently.
Attendance is expected in high school with parent and administration approving any absenc...