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.
Gary Gutting and Mark Edmundson the authors of the essays “What is College For?” and “On the Uses of a Liberal Education” respectively expressed their opinions on how college isn’t what it used to be. Gutting said some universities don’t teach what they are supposed to; they make some classes compulsory so students end up taking classes that are unnecessary. In result when students are given these particular courses as they become disinterested and aim for average instead of learning the material. Gutting also points out lack of academic engagement is why people misinterpret the existence of the college. He says both students and professors need to work together in order to keep the true meaning of college, according to him is to nourish a world of intellectual culture.
While universities share the focus that community colleges posses, universities leave room for social interaction and connection. Furthermore, when I chose to attend a community college instead of a university, I was well aware the two-year college would not be the final stop on my educational journey. Transferring was and is still the most logical course
It is not important to go to college. In my opinion, I agree with Murray’s claim that four year college is not worth, job satisfaction for intrinsic reward, and the dark side of the Bachelor's degree. In my view, Murray’s is right, because college requires student to take 32 courses in four years or longer and not all courses are relate to the field they study with. More specifically, I believe that four years college will take more time to achieve our goal and knowledges doesn’t teach us how to make a living in our society. Murray described in his article, “More people should be getting the basic of a liberal education.
Here’s a woman who couldn’t afford to go to college right out of high school, but was determined to work hard at her job and take classes part time. Lisa Dennis didn’t really want to go to college right out of highschool. She went when she was 33 years old instead. She attended Joliet Junior College, most classes online but some she had to go to the school for. She said, “I wanted to make a living and move out of your grandparents’ house.” She was much more focused on starting her career than going to college.
I see it for myself, this is one of the reasons why I decided to go to college. I feel that I should have gone to college after high school instead of working. I was focusing on the money aspect of working that I didn’t give myself a
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.
The downside can affect the student’s own life. If college is free, students would not focus seriously on their college education. They just go to college because it is free. The results could be dropping out of college and graduation rate would be lower. Or another effect that students are not well prepare enough for the real world because they just try to get the degree to graduate and actually not learn anything.
Their motivation can be blocked by training and education that ignores adult learning principles" (Real-Time Frontline, 2013). Honestly, I apply for this master's program because I was hoping that once I graduated, there would be more opportunities for me. I realized that I really did not know what I wanted to do with my Sociology degree but I did know I did not want to be in school too long. My external motivation is finding a better job and making a higher salary, in order to live conformably in Los Angeles. My internal motivation is to have job satisfaction and be very passionate about my
One barrier that I am currently facing is having an academic hold on my college account.Since getting a bad grade in a class,my GPA suffered greatly and I was not aware of the consequences.First thing was that I could not enroll in classes before a semester started without first having to talk to a counselor to let me take classes to bring my GPA up once again.The other thing is that I can no longer do ,as long as i have the hold ,is apply for financial aid,this implies that I have to pay for tuition out of pocket and that in specific is affecting my finances because as we all know classes are not cheap.Once I pay the classes,I have to also buy the books required for each class.It has been affecting me and my family because we knew we could rely on some of that left over money from the school to buy necessary things and it was helpful for me,a college student that normally does not have the best wages.
This was one of my fears be for going into college was that I was going to be in debt after. ECC has helped my accomplish at least two of my goals while I was here, get a good education and not have to take out a student loan. The college has also giving me the opportunity to meet some of my best friends and mentors while in attendants
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.
According to the article they are being taught that a subsidized loan is the same as a grant ( Kolodner). Students shouldn’t be in that fear of not being able to distinguish what is free money and what needs to be paid off. I can put myself in most of the student’s shoes, coming to a private Baptist university a lot of scholarships are offered but the tuition is set too high that you still have to take out a loan in order to get the best education. Although it does have its perks to go to a small university, at the end of the day you question is the money you are putting into your education matter. I believe that students should be offered less tuition and the same amount of scholarships, so that scholarships can cover most of their tuition fee.