However, many people say that college can lead a harder life (Adam). During college education, students tend to drop out of their career field due to the pressure and frustration. After dropping out, students have to straighten their path. Starting a new and better lifestyle include traveling, for example (The Value of Education). Education could open a new learning experience between languages and cultures so that traveling could be a qualification.
A rising issue in today’s society is deciding whether or not college is worth the cost. There is an extreme amount of pressure that is forced upon high school students by parents, teachers, and peers to further their education and attend college. However, there is research that challenges the thought that college is the best possible path for a person to take. College may be a great investment for some people, but it is not meant for everyone. This is supported by the arguments that colleges are expensive, jobs do not always require a college degree, and students are forced to choose a lifestyle before being exposed to the real world.
Not to mention, it also talks about how fast that information is moving, and how fast things are growing which can make it hard to make sure that the things you learn in college will help you in your future. For instance, if you learn something that becomes out dated in college, you will have to re-learn it by the time you get out of college. This can really cause problems for the future, and not to mention make people question the usefulness of college when what they are learning there is supposed to be useful, but in the end may not be helpful at all. Overall, I am interested in going to college because it will help me build a path to my future, and hopefully lead me to success. However, even though I am sure that college is the right path for me, I am still worried about the transition and if I will be able to support myself, and learn everything that I need to in order to transition from a small town to a larger city.
Caroline Bird’s argument against postsecondary education is incorrect, specifically her beliefs that students are exposed to too many options and graduates only desire jobs that save people. First, Caroline Bird shares her belief that “a college experience that piles option on option …merely adds to the contemporary nightmare.” Although too many options are sometimes overwhelming, limiting choices would also create undue pressure for students. For instance, as a student, I am exposed to several options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc. This allows me control over my education, so I can avoid being pressured into a class or a major that is not right for me. As a matter of fact, author Virginia N. Gordon found statistical evidence that about 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduation (Freedman).
In the article “Want To Get Into College? Learn To Fail” by Angel B. Perez the main idea was that colleges want to know the real you,the imperfect you not the just the great things you’ve accomplished over the year ,but also the failure you had to overcome. The reason why they want to know this is to see if you can overcome failing a class or two just to how you can you handle this, because life is not easy and healthy,family and money sometimes can get in the way of things but the goal is to make you succeed. Another thing I learned that I think is a main point is that parents are the ones pressuring their children to be perfect. So much that they didn 't want their child to take a risk in a class if there was a possibility for failure.
Like I said before, a parent might feel responsible that their children is not going to college and feel like it's unacceptable and work maybe 2 jobs to get the money. This is not healthy as it create stress and discomfort in the family. Secondly, the student can stop worrying about how to get extra education. This is probably the most important because the student can start preparing and
The decision to go back to college was a significant but stressful decision to complete a degree in Visual Communications. The decision to complete a degree is stressful for many reasons: 1. School has always been a struggle some times because of my bad decisions other times because I am still searching for the best way to learn. 2. The decision to go to school brought forth the decision for full time or part time.
Students who come from less privileged backgrounds often are in college looking for upward mobility when they are go into college. These particular students tend to be what Armstrong and Hamilton (2013) call strivers. Strivers tend to have heavier course loads, work at least one job, and are excluded from the party scene for financial reasons (Armstrong and Hamilton 2013). Each class is prepared for college in ways that are fitting to the goals they need to accomplish. The middle class is socialized to question professors and feel
As a college student, these struggles often become more apparent as one progresses throughout their program of study. Financial difficulties, motivation and time management are issues that seem to plague college students everywhere; myself being one of them. These issues are significant and need to be addressed immediately to avoid further complications; which in the end, will help make the future much less frustrating. Mainly,
For many people, college is an important key for their future. Some people go to college for the job opportunities and the new windows it can open. Others go just for the education and experience. A good education is beneficial from many different viewpoints; in truth, it is a possibility that one's adult life could be much harder than people care to think. One can have better wealth, is less likely to be unemployed, and a much higher chance of being closer to your family.
They are very service-oriented, and their own happiness is closely tied into the happiness and comfort of those around them. They are valued for their genuine warm and caring natures, and their special ability to bring out the best in others. They usually do not handle conflict well, and may tend to be very controlling or manipulative. Relationships are central to their lives, and they put forth a great amount of energy into developing and maintaining their close interpersonal relationships. They expect the same from
“It’s an irrefutable fact that college gives you a significant and persistent advantage decade after decade” (Daly, 2). However, not knowing what you want to do and not succeeding at it would make the college tuition not worth the money. College is very important because of the life experiences and financial gain you will have. College is worth the expense of tuition because you learn about life. Such as the personal responsibility of being on your own, having the motivation to get up in the morning to go to class, cleaning up after yourself, and all of the friends and connections that you will make and have in the future.