Saturday, December 12, 2015

Blog Post #10

Abstract: My research paper examines the multiple stressors a modern day student may undergo, yet emphasizes the stress of a part-time student in the American higher education system. Today, the college model is not fit for part-time students, who juggle many work hours with school work. Many part-time students become extremely discouraged, when they realize they will take much longer to graduate, along with the fact that the will have to put more of their money towards extra years at school. Even when students drop out, they are faced with the stress of paying off loans, and feeling inadequate. My paper focuses on the ideas of Stan Jones' "Complete College America," how the modern college model does not fit the average student. More students today are working now than ever, and schools need to accommodate to their needs. 

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