Comment from Vanan about HSB posting demotivating articles about tough life in USA.
Please do not discourage the students by saying them that education in U.S is tough. Please. I’m really hurt on reading that ‘probation’ post. I can’t even believe a bit of it.
Seeing the comments there, it is horrible. One reader has mentioned that “Learning M.S is a MERE WASTE of money”.. You have also included that reader’s comment in the post. Please HSB.. Remove those kinds of demotivating comments and please encourage students to do M.S and don’t dissuade them. This is my humble request. Doing M.S is worth every penny. Please don’t let readers to go against U.S education.
Vanan is referring to the post –Life on Probation in USA – Lost Weight, Hair and Feeling Helpless.
I don’t understand , why you call the experience (reality) about tough life in USA as discouraging.
Believe it or not, for those who study last 10 days before semester in India, will have tough time getting through the First semester in USA. Thats the fact.
Lets take 3 kinds of students.
- Those who study for last 10 days and score top percentage
- Those who study for last 10 days and score average percentage
- Those who study for last 10 days and get backlogs
Students belonging to Category 1 will not have problems adjusting US Education system in first semester.
Students in Category 2 and 3 will have to put in extra effort to get though the first semester.
Professors took classes as if they were on horseback and I was definitely not on the horse back to catch up.
- Never stayed in a hostel
- Not easy-going with roommates
- Unable to balance reality vs expectations.
I’m not saying its impossible, but it takes a bit of time to getting used to students from other walks of life. Thats how you know how to deal with real problems.
When you complete your MS from USA, your exposure towards life will be far better. You will start seeing things from different view-point.
Dens, who shared his probation life experience, when he get through this tough time, he will be much better person to face even bigger problems.
There is no need to feel discouraged or hurt. Reality hurts, when your expectations are not matching the reality.
So, instead of asking for just rosy, positive picture of US, understand the reality and learn from others experience.