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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Review Syllabus: Is College Really For Me?

There are a lot of people out there who will argue that college is THE only way to succeed in this society. While I agree with them, for the most part, I have to begin this post with pure honesty. Not everyone who goes to college makes it in this world and not everyone who makes it in this world went to college. Sure, this may sound like a cop out and may seem like very little help to you, however – and that’s a strong however – college is a decision that MUST be your decision. If you don’t want to make it, you won’t. If you’re only going for the parental units, it’s going to be doubly (two times as) hard. If you are going to enroll and put tens of thousands of dollars on the line, you need to be able to answer the “Is college really for me?” question on your own. All I can say is, if you answer “yes,” then you should be there. College is hard enough when you are sure of yourself; so, you have to be strapped in a ready for the long ride. I hate to paint a picture that makes college seem like the hardest time of your life, but it is rough and there will be times that you want to give up. That’s why you need to be sure, in your heart of hearts, that you are, you want, and you deserve to be here! If not, you may want to try out a Junior College or only take one class before enrolling full-time. Now, I don’t be mean to rude or downplay the legitimacy of attending a Junior College or attending a University part-time. But, these are less expensive ways of “testing the waters.” Trust me, this will save a whole heck-of-a-lot of money. Period. So, do some soul searching, pray, think long and hard, and then come back to SU for Day 2 if you KNOW college is for you. For those that don’t make it back for day two, God bless you on your journey baby, because you can and WILL be a success if you work hard. For those we see at Day 2, it only gets more real from here.

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