Almost everyone has different thoughts and experiences while going into the dreaded Freshman year, and many of them are filled with fear and anxiety.
“I didn’t really think about it much. I just thought it would be hard and not enjoyable,” said Ward.
Remembering what it was like to be a freshman, Ward recalls that anxiety. “I expected it to be hard, especially since I was told that the teachers try and crack down on the students. To be honest-- I was a little bit scared,” said Ward.
Some students have expressed that freshman year is strenuous while others have conveyed that it’s entirely painless to deal with. Whatever the difficulty level, it is certain that everything about it is new; it’s an entirely unfamiliar environment. “ I know that it would be different for a lot of people, but I do feel like I adjusted pretty easily. You really just need to get used to the whole different classes and all that,” said Schatzlein.
There’s a different area, and a new student is surrounded by different people. There are so many more more older people around. It could be intimidating going from being a top dog in junior high to starting all over again. The cycle repeats all through life.
For new freshman Anna Schatzlein, she finds the volume of homework to be different than in middle school. “I don’t struggle with it too much, but at the same time we are getting much more homework than we did in the years before, so that could be seen as kind of difficult to deal with,” said Schatzlein.
The amount of homework required from middle school teachers is a magnificent difference compared to assignments given from high school instructors. It might have been hard during middle school then, but for a new freshman, it’s all new. While the load varies between different teachers there is generally way more homework required of a high school student. In middle school, teachers go easy on students, but in high school, that’s when they will toughen up. It’s good though, they are preparing all the students for their adult life.
No matter how people may think, teachers truly are trying to help their students. They don’t want them to fail, but rather, they want them to succeed. No matter how much students annoy teachers, they truly do like young people. Maybe just not all of the time. Almost all students have annoyed someone before, mainly their teachers. Teachers truly have it hard. It’s a good thing that they wanted to be teachers.
The mood of going into a different area and place could be scary for any incoming freshman. Between the dreaded homework and crowded hallways, going into the freshman year may prove to be difficult for upcoming high schoolers. Students that have a difficult time with homework or adapting may struggle more than the average student. “ You really have to manage your time wisely, and now grades really matter in high school,” said Ward.
High school and middle school experiences are going to vary for each person. Being a young adult it might seem like the student will have it all under control, the truth is life is never going to go as planned. It will always have hardships, and humans learn how to deal with it, and makes young adults stronger. Usually if a student thinks of how high school will go; it ends up being the opposite of what that student expected. That’s just how it is.