Is College Worth The Time And money Many people go to college for many reasons the main one for most is to get a degree in something they think will give them better job opportunities which in return would allow them to have a better paying job then what they may have now. A lot of time ,effort and money go into college and so it’s understandable to think that once you’re done you’ll have a great job waiting for you . In a lot of cases it really doesn’t turn out that way, but either way college is well worth all the time and money someone puts into it.
School had always been something I was good at. All through my academic career, up until my sophomore year of college, school never stressed me out too bad. Trying to be a successful student, employee, friend, and family member can be very overwhelming. Once I entered college I was faced with many obstacles that challenged me to balance all the roles in my life. During my fall semester of my sophomore year in college I experienced the most difficult time ever.
I used to think that college would be a chaotic bundle of stress about school: midterms, finals and grades. As it turned out, my experience as an undergraduate is composed of more issues than what I had anticipated. Money is always an issue. My status is always an issue. I noticed that I have been living under scarcity without putting much thought to it.
The Pursuit of Grades Over Happiness There are many accomplishments that we have achieved, yet many to achieve, and the race towards them never seems to stop. Well, this is the case for many students because the race towards achieving high grades never comes to an end. Grades are meaningless in the grand scheme of things, as they do not control the rest of your life, but yet are still overly looked upon and can affect a student’s life drastically. However, a poet once said, “Life is not a race, but a journey, to be savored each step of the way” (Nancye Sims).
William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire”. Yeats, a famous poet of the 20th century, understood that the benefits of an education do not just end after it is through, like when a bucket gets filled to the brim. Instead, they spread into all aspects of one’s life like a wildfire, and can change the course of one’s life forever—especially if one pursues higher education. A college education is extremely valuable to ensure a successful future.
One of the biggest issues our society faces today is paying for college. College tuition alone is expensive, but then they want you to pay for books, room and board, and basically to give up your first born child to go to school there. It is a hassle in itself to meet the certain criteria that colleges ask for. If you can get a full ride somewhere, you have to be Albert Einstein. It is all such an intimidating process once you get there, I’m sure.
With this being my first semester here on campus, I was very nervous my first week of classes. Where were my classes at? Is there enough parking for me? What if I’m late? I had many different thoughts running through my head the first week of classes but I found my classes, I found parking, and I made it to class on time with no worries.
Is college worth it? Bladen Berge When i think of a college education i think about job opportunities and see what kind of future you want. But is college actually worth it? Many people that do get a college education think it’s the only way to succeed but many high school graduates succeed without a college education.
College costs a lot of money. The chance of being unsuccessful after college is low but still there. Even with these facts, college is worth it for me. In my mind, college isn 't even an option. The goals are that I must go to college, learn as much as I can, and do what I love to do for the rest of my life.
College can be without a doubt considered to be the key to success in today’s time. All of our jobs in modern society are very likely to require experience and even a degree in the field in most cases. There are a number of colleges in the world. Many of them have specific requirements for you to be accepted. These requirements can be lenient but also very strict.