Summary Of Excellent Sheep By William Deresiewicz

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All of us get just one fresh chance to start as a freshman in college, and I got this chance at UC Santa Cruz. I was amazed when I took a campus tour of UC Santa Cruz and found out about the irons in the fire UCSC offers. I was excited as well as nervous to start a significant part of my life at UCSC. Out of multifarious lessons life has taught me before I joined college is that no one can control change, one can only choose whether or not to accept it. I still have a lot to learn as I start my four year college adventure. In Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz argues how college does not just provide education. He continues by informing us that life is more important than a job; jobs are more than a paycheck; and a country more than its wealth. Deresiewicz also argues that even being a quadruple major does not make a student interesting, but looking inside themselves and finding out and doing what actually interests them makes them interesting. In doing so, he suggests how the college prepares the student to be an active student who can handle different situations from the experiences he/she will experience . He also suggests that college helps them figure out the actual …show more content…

“If you find yourself to be the same person at the end of college as you were at the beginning - the same beliefs, the same values, the same desires, the same goals for the same reason - then you did it wrong.” (Page 89, William Deresiewicz’s Excellent Sheep). Deresiewicz develops this demonstration how students should develop new skills and become more passionate about the new things. He basically claims that students should not just stay passive in college, but they should explore new things and become aware of other things instead. They have come to college to learn new things, make new friends, have new ambitions and which are the very things they should be paying more attention

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