Many Americans, especially recent high school graduates feel it’s necessary to attend college; during their high school career they’ve been constantly bombarded with the many questions of, what college are you going to? What will your major be? No one has ever asked for an opinion on how we feel about college or going for that matter. We get told stories about how much success college will bring to our future, but nobody ever lets us know how hard it will be, or even if we are good enough. Many American believe college is the road map to getting a good education and becoming successful, but although college is essential in getting a good education it’s not the only way we can educate ourselves and succeed. The truth of the matter is college isn’t for everyone; many go to college with the fight of not wanting to become another statistic, or to follow their dreams. Others attend college because it’s forced upon them by their parents, and then those who waste time and money going to school just to say they’ve been. Many may dream about or see college in their future, but some cannot reach a college learning level and have many obstacles to overcome before attending; whether it’s a financial or culture difference reason the good thing about success is it doesn’t come in one shape or form, that’s why they are alternatives to educating oneself and achieving success.
Financial issues can be the main reason why someone wouldn’t want to go to college. College is more expensive than some people might understand. College shouldn’t just be a one day process, it takes time to actually figure out your likes and dislikes, the subject field you’re interested in. In today’s society there’re some opportunities to help pay for college, there’s finan...
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...ining attempts to teach you basic information and training in physical, technical, and psychological techniques necessary to become a service member. Once you graduate from the academy you are offered opportunities to further your education which the government will actually pay for to show their appreciation for your service. Although vocational schools will not further ones education in liberal arts, it gives exact training on a trade one can be successful at using related skills.
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