College:

In life people have to make choices, in my life I have had to make
many, many choices. I think that my biggest decision or choice would be
my application and move to college. This would be considered the
biggest decision I have had to make in my life so far.

When your senior year in high school rolls around, most people
have to start thinking about what they want to do with their lives in the
next four years, and what will happen after those four years are done.
This was a time in my life when I had to make a choice about what I
was going to do. I knew that I wanted to do something that involved the
technology of computers and I thought I wanted to be an engineer. Well
that was a choice I made, and it was not exactly a choice I thought about
adequately. As it turns out engineering just wasn’t what I was meant to
do.

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Some people would say that I made a bad decision, but I would
rather say that I made an unwise decision. Computer engineering (the
major that I choose first semester) was a lot more than I expected. I
ended up failing Physics, Calculus and Chemistry! In addition to that, I
was subject to separation from ; ; college. Well, now a decision really had
to be made; it was time for me to make a choice.

My parents told me to think about other colleges and to think
about other things to do instead of college, but I knew that ; ; was
right for me. They often suggested that I go to community college for a
semester or two and make sure that I was doing something that I wanted
to do. I had attended the community college in my area during my last
year in high school to take some extra courses, and I truly detested the
place. I really did not want to go anywhere but ; ;.
So I petitioned for readmission to a new department at; ;. I
decided that I should focus my studies on something other than
engineering, because it was much more than I had expected, and it was
flat out, too hard for me.
Eventually I was allowed back, and as of right now I am on
academic warning. This is a result of my low GPA from last semester. I
know this time around I will do better. Not just because of my choice of
classes, but because I know that I really messed up last semester, and I
am skating on thin ice. My CHOICE to come back and give this my all,
and to do well, is the right CHOICE for me. ; ; is the right place for
me.

People sometimes underestimate the power of choice in their lives.
They don’t realize the impact that it can have. Obviously I didn’t realize it
earlier this year. I guess I am an example of how people just don’t think
enough.
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College

IS COLLEGE WORTH THE MONEY?
Right now in our society a college education is no longer an option or privilege, but rather a necessity. We are practically raised and conditioned to believe that one needs higher education in order to succeed in life. There is a saying that says, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” But as technology is constantly advancing and computers are running almost anything, is a college education really necessary? There are people whom have never set foot in a college and are doing better than people who have their master’s degree. There are views from both sides that contain a valid argument.

The main reason why people go to college is not because they want to but because they have to. Most high school seniors are pressured by their guidance counselors and parents to go to college because it is “the right thing to do.” Students may have different ideas about what he or she wants to do in life, but because they think that these “mentors” know what is best for them, they probably end up doing something they do not want to do, resulting in being miserable and resentful.

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Karas 2
Let’s face it; going to college is socially impressive. Most people go to college only for the title of being called a college student. For some young people, it is an easy way to get away from home and become independent without losing the financial support of their parents. Students do not want to be looked down upon so they do what would look best in the eyes of society. It is practically beat into our heads that in order to be a productive citizen of society, you should have some sort of college education. Being a college student is perhaps a more respectable role than being, for example, a janitor or a garbage man because of the negative response such jobs have.

Going to college and getting a degree does not necessarily guarantee that an individual is going to get a job right after graduation. It is hard for recent graduates to find a good job since there is so much competition due to the increasing accessibility of a college education. Even if they do get a job, it is not usually in what they got their degree for. Student’s then have to find some sort of job to pay off all the debt that their college education has given to them.

Many college students would feel that college is a waste of money because they do not learn what they want to. Instead they have to take classes that have close to nothing to do with their major but are only taking these classes in order to fulfill a general educational requirement. Upon graduation, some feel that they are at a disadvantage because more time could have spent on learning more within their field of study and less time on useless materials.

Karas 3
As the competition to get a decent job is increasing, it is close to impossible to obtain a high paying job without at least a bachelor’s degree. Many jobs that only used to want their workers to have a high school diploma now require some type of college education.

College is like a steeping stone to becoming a responsible adult because for the first time most people are practically on their own. It is completely different from high school in that not only that school has to be dealt with, but you have to juggle your personal time and financial state as well. Student’s go away to college and face circumstances that they would most likely come across when they finally do go on their own. Bills have to be paid, time has to be managed efficiently, and deadlines have to be met, just like in the “real world.”
College definitely has its pros and cons. But I think that college is what you make of it. It can be the best time of your life, but only if you want it to. You can take the pessimistic view about it and think that college is a waste of money, or it can be looked at as a challenging and exciting new frontier that basically will

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