Essay About Attending College

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The Truth about the College I Chose
Attending college after high school isn’t mandatory, but experience is required to be able to have the career that would offer a higher salary than a minimum wage job. Every single college has their own, unique rules that make the college safe, engaging, and able to meet the requirements of students ' needs. Undergraduates choose the college of their desire based on their grades, principles, and opportunities that they have earned from high school. The evolution of high school to college is different; high school puts pressure on you, so you do well to get into college. As for college, pressure is put on you to advance, so you could begin searching for the career you desire. Additionally, college isn’t the
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By entering college, I had no idea what major I wanted to take part in. Although, I took part in art clubs, and choir in high school, I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life in and after college. I imagined there would be clubs in college for free where that would be exciting to explore and learn more; in case that’s what I would want to do in a career in the future, but that wasn’t the case. According to Diane Ravitch, " A third purpose is to endow every individual with the intellectual and ethical power to pursue his or her own interests and to develop the judgment and character to survive life’s vicissitudes.” (pg.109 in Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing" by Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, Bonnie Lisle) When I selected a major on the colleges’ website I had put pressure on myself to choose a major quickly. Now, since I chose a major quickly and unwisely; I don’t want that major anymore, but I have to pass certain classes just to change it. Moreover, settling for less, not thinking wisely, and doing something fast isn’t always going to make you confident in life, but setting goals and hopes for the future is what could help you achieve in anything you do in

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