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Why does one have to go to school for at least twelve years It is said that this is because education is what places one in society Society tells us that education shows the people surrounding how one should be treated by their actions which can be created by the amount of education that person has But academic learning is increasingly replacing play and experiential hands-on education Education is now seen as a race and the earlier you start the sooner and the better you finish yet there is no evidence that this push for early academics produces any lasting advantage for children No doubt the importance of education cannot be stressed enough but it is the same with the importance of fun Let us look at it this way One primary purpose education is stressed is for students to get into a good college or university which determines ones career which determines ones life As of now colleges are steadily emphasizing the magnitude of a well-rounded individual Notice it doesnt say student which is defined as somebody who is partaking in education it says individual because colleges and universities no longer look only for the brains of the school but the person with both brains and activities under their belt Instead of sticking your nose in a book one also needs to put their strength into pursuing activities that display drive and initiative advises Katherine Cohen of IvyWise Colleges are mainly looking for what we call angular kids she says Theyre not looking for well-rounded students theyre looking for well-rounded student bodies So in order to position yourself as an angular kid you have to highlight those one or two passions interests strengths and run with them Others say contrary to popular belief colleges arent looking for balanced students after all Instead it is said that they are trying to create a well-rounded campus and that means admitting students with unique talents interests
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