For instance, Daniel Arndt suggests that being less likely to get employed, liberal arts graduates seem to find themselves in a difficult financial situation right after college. They cannot pay off the expensive colleges in which they studied to get a job and they cannot get a job because of the expensive college they chose. This vicious circle makes Liberal Arts Colleges seem to be too expensive for the quality of education it offers. The broad knowledge these institutions provide are only useful in terms of life, while one should have the ability to do a specific task in terms of their jobs. With the development of the Internet anyone has access to information which makes liberal arts institutions outdated.
Not being with my family for a couple of months or even a couple of weeks would be hard. Getting home sick would be my biggest concern because I 'm used to being surrounded by many familiar faces and without those familiar faces I would get lonely, though, it would allow me to grow and become independent. Experiencing cultural shock, even when you return home is also very common. Once you become used to a foreign environment, your home might actually seem foreign to you. Another concern I had was how I would pay for the program cost, but after learning about the scholarships offered I feel it wouldn 't be much of a problem.
Many have talked and noticed how expensive it is to go to college. Almost everyone can see that the price of a college education will only continue to rise. Also, many are starting to worry about how they will be able to afford to pay for their college. What if college
According to Anya Kamenetz in the article “Generation Debt,” young people of today are struggling with high debt due to high educational finances and this is preventing them to move on as responsible adults. College tuitions are too high to pay that young people fall into applying for student loans, and have significant credit card debt with high balances. Most students are using their credit cards to pay for their college expenses and student loans; even their paychecks are being used to pay for college. I agree that many young people held back in becoming a full adult which they are doing everything they can just to continue their education. Even if it means to continue living at home with parents just to make ends meets and not being able to step in the “fully adulthood.” In other words they, are prolonging their adulthood just to be able to go to college and be able to fully
A student might have to drop out and get a job to provide for younger siblings or a parent. This would be an understandable reason to not continue college, but is very specific to certain people or families. Another personal case of why an individual would drop out is college is it is just not the right fit for their life. College does teach valuable life skills and provides an advanced education for those who need it, yet some professions do not require a degree. If a student is not getting valuable instruction for what they want to do, it would be the smart thing to back out and peruse an apprenticeship for example.
Yet whenever I’d tell someone that, their bright smiles would always falter slightly as the same variety of questions would spill from their lips. “So you want to write for a living?” “What kind of income would that bring?” “Wouldn’t you have to write a best seller to make any type of money?” Questions such as these are the reason I’ve always felt uneasy about telling people what I planned on studying in college, especially my grandpa. He said I should major in Business, like my mom. Or Medicine, like my aunt. Fields of study that actually could land me a decent paying job after college.
An issue that could arise is a major adjustment in my study habits. Currently, my study habits may not be disciplined enough to achieve the grades I desire on a college level. Although this awakening might be harsh, it would force me to develop proper habits, preparing me for college two years in advance. Although the preparation that the Ohio State Academy would grant me is a strong reason to attend, the primary reason for my application is its intrinsic value. Although my high school offers a solid catalog of AP or CCP courses, the classes offered do not allow me to further my education in my fields of interest.
Education plays an important role to allow me to move up the social ladder. Although my family cannot provide me a sufficient financial support to continue my postgraduate studies, I am able to finish my undergraduate studies due to the assistance of TSFS and learn some professional knowledge. Also, I can learn foreign language course in the university so that I can have a higher competitiveness in the future occupation. Indeed, the undesirable financial condition of my family’s current social class position may cause some disadvantage and avoid me to get some life chances like the opportunities to study postgraduate courses overseas. This may also affect me to get a higher professional job in the future.
Another reason is that when the reward isn’t offered anymore, will schools need to raise the stakes to keep students engaged in school? Rewarding students for satisfying grades is an atrocious idea because the student’s internal drive to succeed should drive the students to perform well in school. It also is an unpleasant idea because the school will become a business transaction, and plentiful issues can occur in the school. To begin with, students should have the motivation to succeed from their internal drive to succeed and not for the money will be rewarded at the end. A student’s internal drive should push them to succeed so they can achieve an excellent job.
In my own life, I’ve experienced moments like after my mom’s car accident, when I needed to have grit and resilience. Of course, there were times where it seemed easier to give up and lose hope, but Davidson’s story inspired me to keep pushing myself, as “personal growth means challenging ourselves...even if it calls for bigger risks” (79). Davidson’s story will carry on with me through my college years, as college can be a stressful time, as they are the crucial years of study before achieving a rewarding career. The journey won’t be easy, but after learning about Davidson's grit and resilience to save himself from falling into an eighty foot crevasse, I know that if I am in a difficult situation, that I can do incredible things if I try my hardest, tough it out, and bounce back from adversity. Thank you Jim Davidson for sharing The Ledge, as I will carry on these lessons of grit and resilience whenever I face
I noticed that I have been living under scarcity without putting much thought to it. I supposed I don’t put as much thinking to it because some things are just beyond my control. The obstacles I face at Davis start with the fact that I worry about not being able to pay my books or tuition or other fees that always come along. I’m not a person that complains, instead I take action. Immediately, I think about a method in which I can help my economic situation.