Education: Ignite The Dimming Light In Education

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Ignite the Dimming Light in Education With the education system progressively getting tougher and the work force getting more competitive, students and educators are under pressure to do their best in every job that they do. Educators do their best at teaching what the students need and students take what is useful for their futures. Electives allow for helpful aspects in a student’s life in learning outside of the core curriculum but “if the light by which we are guided is ever extinguished, it will dwindle by degrees and expire of itself”, making the thoughts of students dull and not vibrant. “ By dint of close adherence to more applications, principles would be lost sight of, and when the principles were wholly forgotten, the methods could no longer be invented and men would continue without intelligence and without art to apply scientific processes no longer understood”, as said by Alexis de Tocqueville elaborates on the need of having classes outside the core to have outside learning. Some people and students do not feel as though electives within college are useful and beneficial for their future careers or worth their time and money. However, students should take elective courses, because these courses bring many favorable factors for students such as helping develop a well-rounded student and aiding in choosing what career path a student may want to pursue. Electives allows for students to develop into a well-rounded people. Business, work force jobs, and even graduate schools these days are now looking for students with educations of which carries many aspects and subjects aside from taking the core classes that are required. Not everyone wants a student that did not take the advantage and go explore a different subject... ... middle of paper ... ...nts to be considered as a well-rounded student, modeling a good candidate and applicant that the work force is craving. Nonetheless, electives help in the curiosity in students as well as influence their decisions for their futures. Students will constantly be curious as to what they want to take forth and find their studies in and take various subjects into consideration such that of electives. “Students will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings” of which carry valuable knowledge and extended education not only from core classes but from electives as well (Thoreau). Electives will ignite the light these students need to out in the world.

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