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Reason Why I Should Go To College

1021397_graduate_at_lastThe “reason why I should go to college” is different for each person, but there are some basic principles that apply for everyone. First of all, you should know that it’s pretty normal to look around near the end of high school, or even later in life when you’re busy with a job and a family, and think that college isn’t that important.

When the end of high school is approaching, a familiar cry is “just one semester.” Many students just tired of the whole school experience and dream of taking a semester off school to do what they want and pursue their own interests away from an academic institution. It could be just general burnout after 4 hard years of high school and the strain of going to school all day and holding down a part time job or two as well.

And for older potential students, family and job obligations can make going back to college seem like an impossible dream or just one more thing that you think might be good for you but you couldn’t possible fit into your already packed schedule. In both cases, it’s a good idea to decide to say to yourself: The reason why I should go to college is for me.

While it might feel like a good idea to take time off after high school, all too often the student who takes a semester off then decides it feels so good, why not take 2 off? And in many cases, the student never goes to college at all. You don’t want that to happen. For the working adult, going to college is something that won’t be easy at all with all your other life demands, but the benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks in almost every case.

College allows you to earn valuable skills and a college degree that can open doors for you down the road. Even many entry level jobs that used to only require a high school diploma now want to hire college graduates, students that are currently taking classes or at least people who have some college credit. Going to college is seen as a virtue, and not going is often seen as a drawback in an employee. So if you’re getting out of high school, think of your future job prospects.

No matter what career you’re considering, there are classes and courses of study in college that can apply, even if for some reason you don’t want to go long enough to get a college degree. But consider a degree, because it’s your key to better paying jobs in the future.

A working adult should sit and list problems college will cause as well as a list of “reasons why I should go to college” before deciding that it’s not a good choice. Promotions, raises and even a better position with a better company will be easier to achieve if you can show initiative by going to college and getting a degree or a certificate within your industry or area of business.


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Comments to “Reason Why I Should Go To College”

  1. College degree is very important. I do agree with your points. Nice blog, Thank you.

  2. I strongly agree that college give significant in our lives since it is the key to reach our goal in life. Thanks for the blog that encouraged everyone.

  3. Education or becoming the best you can be is an entitlement of every human being. Unfortunately, education is not free to most countries and therefore a large population of the world population is struggling to achieve a balance necessary for educating their children.

  4. Dotschools said on:

    Agreed. Education is important, but not cheap or easy to obtain. It would be nice if there was some sort of public college system where even poor or under privileged people can still obtain some basic college experience and degree level.

  5. im going to reply to your blog with a blog i wrote for school…
    Going to college takes up a big chunk of our lives. It’s four years of classes, endless hours of homework and studying, and a whole lot of alcohol consumption. But why is it that we go? There are some people who don’t go to college and still end up doing good things with their lives and making a good deal of money. Who says we need to spend four years and massive amounts of money just to start our lives? I think it’s a huge expectation from society. It’s the right thing to do isn’t it? We are expected to graduate high school, go to college, then get a job and get married. Or at least that seems to be the expectation to me. I just don’t think it is absolutely necessary. It shouldn’t HAVE to go like that. I don’t feel a need for my life to be planned out. What about people who want to spend time traveling or testing out different career options, where does that fit into the plan?
    I mean don’t get me wrong, I am having a blast in college. I have made so many friends and had so many great memories. But I feel like this is not the place for everybody, and I don’t think it should be expected to be so. Some people simply don’t succeed in school and have never been very good at it. Some people are athletes and have a great gift, so why shouldn’t they just jump right into training and trying to get into the big leagues if they know that’s what they want to do. Or take missionaries, why do some people frown upon the fact that they are not going to school or doing anything productive but rather “wasting their time” doing things that aren’t going to matter in the long run. So if you think it’s for you and you want the experience, then go for it. But this shouldn’t be something that is expected out of everyone. I think it should definitely be a personal decision and should not be frowned upon if someone decided not to go.

  6. Dotschools said on:

    Thanks for sharing your thought. It does make sense to go to college when a person is ready for it. Just to go for the sake of going or to please someone is a good way to fail or not get the most out of it. One of the first things I was taught in college was to study when you are most open for it in order to take in as much as possible. With this in mind, the same is true for the entire college experience. If a person’s head is not in and they have to go because they are forced to go, than they most likely will not be as receptive towards it if they had opted to go on their own or for their own desires.

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