The third and final reason is “College is not a place to get ideas but to know what you want to be and become successful” –Helen Keller. When assessing yourself you need to understand that college is a big change. There will not only be high academic standards, but peer pressure most young adults have often not faced. I believe success is preparation being put into action. Deciding to take a gap year doesn’t only give you more time to assess your future, but more time to assess yourself.
In America, there are a lot of different excuses for people not wanting to go to college. College is a place people go to in order to receive higher education for the future job they want. College is attended by students fresh out of high school or can even be people who decide later on in their lives that they want to further their education. What are reasons people do not want to further their education by going to college? Getting a higher education in America is necessary even though it is a bit too costly.
Many would argue high school graduates should be able to take a year off before going to college so one can travel, get to know oneself better, and save money. One reason to take a year off before college is that it gives one a chance to travel. The year off would be the prime time to travel because one does not have a real job and is not taking classes. Traveling would give one a way to gain new experiences. One can also learn many things while traveling.
There are different types of high school graduates in America: some seniors already know what they are aiming for the future and some others wish not to know, while several others care less about their future – even if they are going to graduate in a couple of days. Few from the ones who are planning to go to college are just going to figure out themselves. Why go to college when you are just trying to figure out yourselves? Why should you not just take a year off for that? Taking a year off to refresh the brain would really help the students to decide on their future life.
Which school to apply for, what scholarships are available to you? Out of nowhere your parent’s reactions towards school have changed, not saying they were not strict on you but the goals they set for you the year prior are going to change drastically. Family unity will show the drive and understanding, that now the time is here, for what most parents with educational backgrounds, would say the most important time in your teen adult life, moving away from home growing up without our loved ones, plus to add that we our embarking on a journey through college education. For the first time with the pressure to get up for class without mom waking us, early mornings before she cooked breakfast and went off to work, as the pressure of getting good grades, being social, making new friends. The big factor came when managing how to eat without blowing all your money on school food or fast food since dorms dot allow kitchen units.
Through the first paragraph, what does Thoreau declare as his higher purpose? In the first paragraph Thoreau states “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had no lived.” Here he is saying that he wanted to live simply, and to go through life knowing that one day, when he does die, he lived his life to the fullest extent possible. “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.” Thoreau wishes to take all that life has to offer him and make the best out of it. He does not wish to die knowing that he didn’t live as much as he could’ve. By ‘suck the marrow out of life’ he means taking all that he can out of life.
It 's broadened what I think I could do with my life because all of these projects are things that I would 've never even consider doing ... Then you go and do them, and think, 'Wow, I 'm actually pretty good at them. '" This brings to show how taking a gap year is truly beneficial to the students. Colleges and universities such as Harvard encourage students by suggesting students to take time off before they start school (Kern, 2010). The current President’s daughter Malia Obama is taking a gap year before Harvard and more students have been encouraged from this. Taking a gap year differs in the student.
It was like being a college student in the morning you attend breakfast then head off for class. Once your classes were completed that day you went back to your... ... middle of paper ... ...hools from preparing students for success growing up. By focusing development to address the specific constraints and challenges of real classrooms, they improve the likelihood that schools will adopt innovations necessary to meet the needs of today's students. Looking at the community service and the charities that caught my attention there is a lot of help for students and children that are getting ready to start school. School is not always easy for everyone but with the help that is provided for the youth now school should not be too stressful for anyone who puts their full effort into their school work.
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.
The educator’s only express their opinion on the current school system and extending it for a year, a monochromic view on the situation. There’s another way to look at it; instead of continuation of force upon the students, it’s surely possible to make a fifth year of high school available to students who are interested in preparing themselves at a slower pace (which they may mentally require, yet are not able to receive) before making their way towards the future and into college. If it’s not possible to host a fifth year that’s voluntary at the high school, another good idea on this path of effort would be to begin and support a third party college preparation school or merely a class that is hosted by the city or another local organization to help students prepare for college, even if it’s not extending their general education. Although I agree that another year of schooling would be appropriate and helpful for many students, I can also emphasize the stress which students are already put through in their mere four years of high school, a... ... middle of paper ... ...at the grey area between the black and white of the subject, you can likely find a simple compromise. However, if it’s impossible to look at the shaded areas and I was to focus on the black and white of the situation, I would support a fifth year for students in high school.