College Students Should Have Complete Freedom to Choose Their Own Courses.

649 Words Feb 26th, 2013 3 Pages
College students should have complete freedom to choose their own courses.

University majors usually have their own specific requirements for students to graduate. I am a full time student, and my major is Mechanical engineering. In order to graduate I have to complete 129 credits. Usually every class is about 3 credits. First time in order to register for classes my advisor helped me. I didn’t have an idea what courses should I take or which courses would be comfortable for me. My advisor helped me to register for classes, some of them I haven’t even heard of. First semester was the hardest for me to deal with the reason being an International student and with English as a second language. Choosing my own classes will give me a
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Choosing my classes also give me an opportunity to graduate early than the suggested time period by the university. Most of my friends struggle to graduate in four years. The university curriculum is organized in such a way that the classes offered in the fall are not offered in spring (higher level classes i.e. junior and senior). If I was given a choice to choose my own classes I would go with couple of easy classes which wouldn’t require more attention or mental stress and some major classes which have a lot of work and stress involved. If I was to do this, it will help me maintain a good GPA and also complete my degree in less than 4 years. This is why I think it would be a great idea to let students choose their own classes. As Einstein says that the only thing interferes in his learning is his education. I truly don’t want this to happen to me. I like to learn and take my time to grasp the knowledge which is provided. The main three reasons I would like to have the choice of choosing classes are firstly is that it will help me to understand and deal better with the classes, secondly I will be able to fulfill my pre requisites for further classes, and thirdly I can graduate earlier than the suggested time period for my major. All these reason makes me think that not only me but a lot of students like me would love to have the choice of choosing their own classes by

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