College: Is It Worth It? As a student in high school, the pressure of figuring out what I want to do in the future is real. The idea of growing up and getting a college education seems to be always in the back of my mind and it is hard. What if I don’t want to go to college?
Going to college is probably one of the most important things that I have done in my life so far. Thinking back to everything I have done in the past ten years or so, I can see that taking to leap of faith to join college and further my education was such a huge step for me and I am glad that I did. Before I joined Southern New Hampshire University, I knew I would need some motivation to enroll. I remember a story my father told me about how he had gone to Technical College and became a licensed Master Mechanic and that really motivated me to want to further my education. Also, my brother had talked to me about two months ago and had told me his experience with going to college to earn his English degree and me, being the competitive brother I am, didn’t want him to be the only sibling to earn a degree.
As a first generation college student, I have the desire to not only make my parents proud of my academic achievements, but to be the first person in my family to receive a college degree. At a very young age, I was always expected to receive A’s and B’s in my school assignments, as well as my final grades. However, I was never rewarded or congratulated whenever I did receive those grades because it was already expected of me to achieve them. Hence, a time in which I have experienced failure but also felt like I let my family down was when I received a D in my Critical Thinking course I was already retaking for the second time. The first time I took Critical Thinking was during the summer in which it was an 8-week long course.
My plan is to take this year as serious as possible and learn from my previous two years in high school. I know i'm going to have a lot of distractions but I know ill be able to work through them and make this school year as successful as possible. I’m trying to change my bad habits and have things done before I move on to anything else because I don’t want to end up going to another school to recover my credits. That's the last thing I wanna do because I don’t want to be away from this high school I Started here and I want to graduate from
With senior year of high school coming to a close, comes an overwhelming amount of stress about moving away to college. At the beginning of this school year, I was eager to leave and excited to go away, but I came to a realization that leaving home alarms me. At this point in time, I began to notice just how much my parents do for me and just ruminating about everything I would have to do on my own now, makes me nervous. School has never been an issue for me but what my friends say about college, makes it even more petrified to go. Being constantly asked questions like, “how do you always get your work done?” or “how do you have such good time management?” reassures me that I will do fine in college.
He even dumped his high school girlfriend so he could spend more time studying and doing school work. By doing this it forced him to learn to focus. He learned ways to help him overcome his dyslexia. It all payed off at the end of high school he just barely made it into college. After he finished college he made it in business.
The first was why did she go to college? Her response was, “ I wanted to be a teacher but to be one i needed a degree “. The second question was, Are you successful now, because you went to college? Jenny said, “ Yes because I have a better paying job now that I have my degree”. Jenny was then asked, How do you think your life would be different if you had never graduated college?
Their reasons made total sense to put time and effort into a university who could provide me with resource to the real world. However, I never really gave a deep evaluation of how much college could offer by going to it. These past few weeks, I’ve experienced many things that have changed my views on such little things I never questioned. With just a short period of time, my perspective on “why go to college” had changed completely.
I don’t think I ever grew up with a specific gender role in my head. My parents didn’t ever really mention what it meant to be a boy or a girl. I kinda just learned while growing up. Girls was supposed to get an education, get married, have a child, and that was the jist of it. Men was supposed to do great in school (as the women), get a good job, travel the world, marry and have children.
College Education is necessary for a successful life In order to have a successful life, you must go to college. As a high school student they are deciding on what the next to do in the future. They either chose to go to the military, go to work, or go to college, but they don’t chose to go to college because it cost too much, and the courses will be hard. The best way to have a successful life is a college education.
Returning to college has been an exciting and terrifying decision for me. My husband has encouraged me for 1-2 years, but my fear of failure overwhelmed me and kept me from pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree. I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to pursue. I’m now on this journey and ready for whatever it is that God has planned for me. I have worked hard encouraged my three kids as they transitioned their way through elementary school through middle school and on to high school and graduation.
I know many people that have succeeded and lived a great life just by finishing high school. Many jobs that you will have and many career paths only require a high school diploma. For example, being a musician is something I want to do, as well as being a music producer and it does not necessarily require you to have a college education. A career like that is mostly skill based and can be achieved and well-lived on your own with plenty of practice and self-knowledge. Many of the world’s richest and most successful people didn’t even graduate from high school let alone make it to college.
After a pause of almost 25 years, I am returning to the college classroom and to say that there are mixed emotions would be an understatement. Sure, I’m excited to start but also a bit fearful if I’m being honest. I’ve worked for large and international companies during this time but getting back to college has always been a goal of mine. No time like the present I guess!
Clayton – you deciding to go to college is the same reason I decided to go. I do well at the job I am at, but I am limited as to how far I can move up. Getting my degree will help me find something else in a different field and make more money. The short story “Everyday Use” reminds me of my mother because she did not go to school passed eighth grade. This did not keep her from going after what she wanted and it made her push me, and my two siblings to graduate high school.
Attending a high school with such a high level of academic rigor has previewed the amount of dedication that is required for me to succeed in college. Moving to a new place came with its struggles, but now that I have already experienced those struggles once, I won’t have any to make the transition this time. My entire high school experience has set me up to be prepared for and successful in college, and I am confident that in college I will only continue to improve as a student without any troubles along the