Learning To Be Independent In College Essay

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In college, a student can learn more than just an education. They can learn to be more independent at school. One way college students learn to be independent is through managing time. Many high school students might get their time managed by their parents, such as when to wake up, when to eat, and when to get homework done. Once in college “you can no longer rely on your parents for structure, rules, or academic motivation”(Klein and LaPolla). When someone goes into college or even out of high school, there needs to be independence. College is just a better way to gain independence. College students teach themselves time management, especially the kids that are living off campus. The living situation are important because for students who…show more content…
An example of this, a student thought subsidized government loan was something she did not have to pay back, and then she learned she was thousands of dollars in debt. She decided she could not afford college (Kolodner). That student had to learn to be independent because of college, and she has to figure out a way to pay it. It did not end well, but she did an independent act because of college. With the benefit college brings, like helping students become independent, college should cost less. There are people after high school who do not go to college because of the cost. Most of them are low income people and their chances of getting in is very slim, as “just one in 10 people from low-income families do” (Flannery). This means that some low income students do not go to college because it is expensive. Since they do not go to college, they do not learn independence as well as they would if they went to college. There was an experiment where two surveys were sent out to Illinois. The first survey was sent to high school counselors and to MAP (Monetary Award Program), it contained two questions on
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