What makes people decide whether they want to go to college? Throughout school, teachers, counselors and parents always talk about college and how important it is. Parents even start funds for their kids for college while taking them on college tours and interviews. Showing and giving kids an opportunity to see what going to college will be like. There may be just as many reasons kids may not want to go to college, but with that are also some good reasons to go.
• It all began in 1924 and has been a tradition ever since. Every year over 3.5 million people gather on the streets to watch the parade, 50 million watch it on TV and of course there are those who live in Manhattan and are lucky enough to view it from their windows. This year you can find information online of hotels along the route at which you can stay and view the parade in warmth and comfort. • In 1924
My hometown is a tiny little town surrounded by other tiny little towns, in the middle of New York State. The nearest city is Utica, which most people around here haven 't even heard of. After living in the same small town for 18 years, coming to Plattsburgh was a slight culture shock. I attended a high school with a graduating class of 105 students and we were one of the largest classes compared to nearby schools. Although I realize that SUNY Plattsburgh is not a huge university, there are tons more people that I am accustomed to interacting with on a daily basis and I definetley consider Plattsburgh a city.
But these are obviously not the only people who have helped me. I deliberately left my parents and other family members out of the essay. Partially, this is because I believe it’s so obvious that they shaped my life. The other part is that I wanted to challenge myself to think of other people who might not normally get recognized as important people in my life.
College is important to me personally, because it will teach me how to become an adult. When you’re in grade-school, you live with your parents/guardian and you rely on them to keep you in order. You depend on them to tell you to clean your room, call the school to mark you sick, provide your meals, and set restrictions on what you can and can’t do. When you go to college, however, you are mostly on your own. In order to succeed on your own, you must take responsibility for yourself.
To most people the college they attend is very important. Whether it is for family reasons, financial reasons, or maybe it is just a college they are most interested in. What if the large selection of public colleges were taken away? The central issue in this paper is that public colleges should only have specific majors that will help students in the future (business, medicine..ect), while private colleges should only have broader majors in fine arts. Public colleges should offer courses in fine arts as well because, the enrollment of students will increase, students will have a fair choice at what school they want to attend without a limited selection, and it will be a better experience.
Why you should go to college I have always believed that college was the key to success. College gives you hope.college opens doors that high school doesn’t ,college gives you a choice. College can change you and shape you. I feel that College is a place for everyone. Here are my reasons why I want to go to college and why you should go to.
Throughout all of my years at school, I have been constantly reminded by my parents that I must do my very best in school so that my college will be paid for, because they wouldn’t have enough money to put me through. The ASPMA Scholarship would mean a lot to me as it would help me greatly and enhance my college experience by allowing me to have the highest possible grades, help me grow into an involved, more social person, and relieve some stress that inevitably comes to every college student. Since I would rather not assume student loans during college, I must work if my scholarships don’t cover all of my school expenses. The more I work, the less time I will have to study, and the more stressed out I will be. I believe the ASPMA Scholarship will help me to have the best grades possible because with more funds, I will have to work less, giving me more time to study and less scenarios to worry about.
I will do my school work as soon as it is assigned and study for tests in advance so that I can spend more time with my family. If I go away to college, I will make trips on weekends and holidays to visit for as long as my can. I will cherish the time I have with my family and take advantage of my time off to visit
Finding a hobby or goal while I’m in college will give you a head start once I get out. It will also make me more prepared for the “real world”. One good thing about going to college is there are many of courses I can try out to see what I might be interested in. I can sign up for one class for one semester and then switch if I don’t like or I just want to try something new. Some examples of these courses include accounting, business and marketing, culinary classes, even classes to become a teacher.
I know that this program will be a very useful help in being college ready when I start in the fall and not being sure in what I have to and don’t have to do. Describe a personal challenge or adversity you’ve experienced and how you were able to overcome that obstacle (provide specific steps that were necessary) A personal challenge that I have experienced had to do with my whole family. My parents and my brother came to the United States to search for a better lifestyle like a lot of immigrants do. Along the way my mom had me, my twin sister, and my little sister and they decided to become US residents.
I strongly feel that Gatton Academy is the right place for me to finish high school. At my high school, I’ve struggled with lacking curriculum and instruction, with little to no challenge provided for me. Gatton Academy will be able to provide me with the tools and resources I need to excel to the best of my abilities. Not only will Gatton provide rigorous coursework, but it will help prepare me even more so for life as an adult.
Many fortunate children in this world wonder why they have to go to school, and whine because they want to stay home and play. What they don’t know is that the People around kids need them to go to school all the time not just for education, but also so they may go to work and feed their families. That is why Year-Round would be a great option for everybody to use in the US. The reason that Year-Round Schooling would be great is because, you may have food, and a place to sleep and wake up, but what about the children that don’t have what you have, they rely on their next meal coming from the school cafeteria.
After reading and analyzing, “Is College Worth It?” by David Leonhart and “Why College Isn’t for Everyone” by Chris Matthews, I have concluded that it is important and beneficial to attend college. Although, Chris Matthew made a compelling argument on why college is not for everyone such as, “ Up to 25% of college grads would probably be better off not pursuing a degree, yet nobody actually thinks they are going to be the ones for whom the investment doesn’t pay off.” Unfortunately, he previously had contradicted himself saying, “First, we don’t know for sure how much money this bottom quarter of degree holding earners would have made without their college education.” I disagree with Chris Matthews because although 25% of people who attend college do not become more “successful” than those who chose not to attend college, there a lingering prominent 75% that is out in the world being positively affected by the decision of attending college.
After my tenth grade year, I was undecided if I wanted to go to college. I knew about the Move On When Ready program, but was not sure I wanted to be on a campus with most everyone being older than me, at first I wanted to take online classes. I also had to make the choice as to where I was going to attend. Proximity to home, and familiarity with the campus and professors is what determined this decision. I passed the ACT, and after considering my options, I chose to attend Darton State College because it offered me many new opportunities and experiences, and was conveniently close to home.