Over the past few years, many parents have opted for homeschooling over traditional schooling methods because it is easier than conventional schooling. It reduces the expense of travelling and other necessities that formal education needs. Homeschooling or online learning refers to education from home. For children who have been homeschooled their entire life, the transition from homeschooling to college can be difficult.
Various estimates have suggested that around 50% of homeschooled students opt to get into a college. For many homeschooled students, success in college is one of the several outcomes that demonstrate whether homeschooling is successful. Furthermore, a homeschooled student’s ability to adjust to this important institution in society would prove that students have adequately socialised. On the contrary, if a homeschooled student finds it challenging to adapt to this environment outside of the home, or is unable to make new friends, or cannot compete academically, one could say that they have not adequately socialised to live in a larger society. Moreover, difficulty adjusting to a new environment could cause emotional, social, or academic problems. That said, let’s look at some techniques to overcome these difficulties.
When you are a homeschooled student, traditional students might not understand your point of view. In their eyes, you will be at a disadvantage because you did not have the typical assignments, extracurricular activities, etc. So you might need to practice how to socialise more. For instance, learn how to interact with people of your age, learn to manage your time, and look at the situation differently.
College life is very different from that of homeschooling. There are lecture halls, extracurricular activities, in-class exams, etc. that you will experience for the first time. Make sure you are well aware of these changes. Blending into this environment can be a little uncomfortable at first, but once you socialise well, you will learn a lot more about everything that will help you.
When adjusting to a college environment, you will face the need to take on significant responsibilities. It will be difficult initially to experience this immense amount of freedom, but once you get familiar with it, you will know what you want from life, and you will be able to set your path to accomplishing it. You will understand what your interests are in a more detailed way.
College can be a huge change, but it is also a fantastic chance to socialise. It is a place where students get a lot of exposure to different situations, and learn and cultivate knowledge, and get to optimise their interests. In other words, college life readies students for conditions they did not know they would have to face. Even though your initial process of education is different, your skills and knowledge are valuable.
At Vineyard Academy, we provide practical and engaging online classes and create an enriching environment where the students homeschooling in Indian and UAE can shine. Be sure to get in touch with us for more information about homeschooling, our online school in partnership with Kanata Academy and much more!
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