One section that really caught my attention was talking about why students take a gap year. Firstly, it is stating that students take a year off so that they can take a break from education (Why Young People, 37). As i have said before a lot of students generally need a break from school and stress. Secondly, this book is saying that some students go into The Gap Year without really knowing what they’re doing during their time off. I think they are saying that if a student is not sure what they are going to be doing during their time off ... ... middle of paper ... ...without even having an idea of what they want to do with their future.
The Gap Year As a senior in high school did you ever stress about your future? Making plans for college? A way to relieve stress could be to take a gap year. The life of the average senior consist of planning for college, by taking a year off you can manage and make money, relieve some stress and it gives you the opportunity to travel before settling down before college. This is not uncommon to a lot of senior graduates.
Some colleges underestimate ... ... middle of paper ... ...China. A person never knows until they ask. That is why students have to be open to asking questions, which will help with their future college classes when they do not understand something important. In conclusion students can take a lot of important lessons away from their gap year experience. Although there are more benefits to taking a gap year, the ones discussed include: getting a year away from school and coming back more focused, it helps a person decide their future, looks impressive on future resumes, it is becoming more acceptable, and students get the opportunity to learn about different cultures.
Most high school graduates have only one thing on their mind: college. Those graduates spend so much time applying to colleges and wondering what they actually want to do with their life. Most of the United States graduates feel like they should wait a year before attending college. This is considered a “gap year.” “Increasingly, school leavers are taking time out from study or formal work after completing high school-- often referred to as a ‘gap year’ (involving structured activities such as "volunteer tourism" and unstructured activities such as leisure)”(Martin). “Many students pursue volunteering during their gap time, and hundreds of organizations offer the chance to be of service domestically and abroad” (Sarouhan).
You can choose a one place and have one plan. Or as many people do is go to one place for a couple week or even a couple months and then maybe work before or after this experience so that they are aving money for the school that they want to go and they are saving for the journey that they are about to embark on in the coming year for them. Although Obama’s change to the fafsa is helpful to many people, it will not come into effect, for quite a while still. The new changes to
After high school most students will go straight to college, but those who don 't might take a gap year. A gap year is a time between high school and college that students can take to further explore what they want to study in college, get a job or internship, travel, volunteer, or other opportunities. There are many advantages of taking a year off, but there also disadvantages that can effect how the rest of your education will go. For students who have a plan for their time off, their gap year will most likely have a positive effect. However, it can be detrimental to a students education who take a gap year not knowing what they are going to do during their time off.
The first definition of gap year is pretty straight forward stating a student should take a year off from an academic career to work and do other productive things. The second definition of gap year, in my opinion, states take this year off to do whatever you want before being tied down on academic studies. For a gap year to be successful a productive student should lean more towards the first definition of gap year. Unlike me there are some people out ther... ... middle of paper ... ...nsible. 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.
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.
Well, taking a gap year after high school is basically taking a year off, as a break between high school and college. Different people have different opinions whether a student should take a gap year or shouldn’t take a gap year. A discussion on this topic is really important because all the students and parents are confused whether it would be worth it to take a gap year or it would just be a waste of time and money. The different opinions vary from person to person. According to a few people GAP year is worth it because students become mature, it is kind of a break from studies, grow different kind of interests, do some volunteering work while at the same time some people think its just waste of a year, student lose out on the academics, they lose their interest and difficultly in joining back the academics after an year off.
This can be used as time where the student should get away from their family and move out, get a job, and pay for their own bills. It is time to learn responsibilities, and that isn’t always cheap. This is a time where social life and academics can clash, so the student needs to learn priorities. It is true this is out of the student’s comfort zone, but it makes settling into college an e... ... middle of paper ... ...ience without taking a gap year. I think if a student isn’t ready for college by their junior year of high school, they should be prepared to take a gap year after they graduate; it will help them out in the long run.