The endless paper work and deadlines seemed as though they would never end. When I thought about college, it seemed like it was not real, like it was a figment of my imagination. I imagined what it would be like, wondering where I would go. The questions of "What did I want to major in?" and after I decided that, "What schools had my major?"
How silly could I have been to think that I was finally done with summer reading? After much deliberation (and some help from my parents), I had applied for housing, found my roommates, and registered for orientation. Arriving on Campus ... ... middle of paper ... ...new classes, I soon realized what would be the biggest challenge of college: deciding on a major. Yes, I am one of those people who started college without first declaring a major. I soon heard every question, suggestion, and response regarding possible options.
Or they want to explore a few interests before deciding what to study in college” (Woods). The time off she is referring to is Gap Year, an amount of time from six months to two or three years to experience life. A Gap Year can be seen as traveling time, participating in Gap Year programs, volunteer work, or simply working to save for college. Gap Year is time for one who is not ready or accepted to college to preparing oneself for the future, the gain skills and experience. Not only is Gap Year effective, but now colleges and employers are pushing high school students to take time off.
Happiness is reached when goals are accomplished or are on pursuit of being achieved. When in high school most students are trying to personally develop on who they are. Once they are in college they start to develop personally on whey will be, and what they plan on doing for the rest of their lives. I like many students did not know what to do out of high school, I wanted to go off to college with my friends but my parents had other plans. They knew I was not ready for a four-year college.
In the article “Should Students Have a Gap Year? Motivation and Performance Factors Relevant to Time Out After Completing School,” author Andrew J. Martin looks at statistics and research to determine whether or not a gap year is a good choice for students going from high school to college. Gap years through the past years have become a popular choice for students who think that they are not ready for college, or are looking for a better way to become prepared for college. As stated by Martin, “A gap year can involve structured activities, such as part-time work and volunteering, or unstructured activities such as leisure” (561). There have been many cases where students have seen success after taking a gap year, but there have also been cases
A gap year can be a chance to decide what to study in college, as many students leave high school completely unsure what career path to take. For these students, taking a gap year can be an opportunity to find a job or internship that may give them the indication as to what they enjoy and would be interested in studying in college. For most students, a gap year has an impact on their choice of academic major and occupation, either setting them on a different path or confirming their direction. “60% said the experience either set them on their current career path/academic major or confirmed their choice of career/academic major". (Parents).
For years I have been waiting to experience the joy of Senior year and now it is here. To think that it will all be over in two and a half months is incredible. Soon enough I will be off to college and so, I want to start getting everything ready for when I leave. Everything is moving so fast and I hope to meet some of the people that will also be attending Wentworth next fall before I leave. First semester of college is going to be a practice round and then second semester is when scholarships will validate and start working.
During the commencement speech, I was thinking that these friends I have together in class want me to have a better future in college. I want them to do the same thing too. All these friends in your high school will be attended different colleges and their future will do good for our world. After all these friends I have meet in high school, I will meet new friends in college. These friends in college doesn 't have similarity personality to high school anymore.
It seems like a tough idea to grasp when you are just starting to look at colleges, while still in high school or another point in your life. When the time comes, though, hopefully you will be ready for a change. International students have to live through this same situation, at an even larger scale. I met Jennifer Kuesar the first day I came to Barton Residence Hall, my current residence. I was very nervous, anticipating the time when I would see my living space for the next year.
If they wait to go to school, it could also put a delay on their career. Then when they do want to go to start going back to college to get a degree, it will become harder to start going back. Also, there are the students that take a break during the middle of their college years and this can hurt them also. Not every student sees taking a break as a bad thing. Many will take a gap year to learn new things through personal experience and not in an academic setting.