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Going To College Essay Examples

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The Difference between Going to College Immediately after High School and Going to College Later in Life
One thing that most people know is that furthering one’s education is highly important in life. A college degree can dictate a lot of things such as income, job position, or even fulfilling a passion. Times have greatly changed since being able to do so without a college degree. But, college itself can be very overwhelming...
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College Education: Is It worth the Time and Money?
When it comes to the topic of going to college, most people understand that going to college will benefit their future. But agreement on this subject is not unlimited. Where agreements usually ends and argument begins is when the discussion turns to questions involving the time and money. Some people such as Linda Lee, auth...
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Personal Thought on Why Is a Person Attending College
I often wonder why I am in college. I know that college will prepare me for the career I choose to pursue and make me that best that I can be in that field. But there should be other things that I could be learning aside from calculating probabilities and writing clear and thorough essays. Then I stumble and Ronald Takaki's...
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College Attendance Then and Now
Times Have Changed Times have changed dramatically in the past thirty years. The style of living, the sizes of families, and education have all changed dramatically. During the fifties, sixties, and most of the early seventies teenagers were thinking about going off to war or starting a family. Very few teenagers comin...
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An Introduction to the Essay on the Topic of Going to College
Throughout my life I have adapted to certain things that are truly unequal, unfair, and unjust. There has always been a mountain in the way of a goal or a dream. But the mountains of life aren’t always there to make things difficult. They are there to make you fight for what you want. And I feel that you have to fight to su...
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How Connie's Characterization in Where Are You Going Affects the Major Theme of the Short Story
    Connie's characterization in the short story, “Where Are You Going? Where have you been?” affects the theme of who is to blame for the kidnapping by portraying Connie as a pretty girl to into herself, a puerile teenager that cannot decide which path to take for her safety, and a reluctant girl who ignores her mother. Th...
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About Me
I was born on the beautiful spring morning of 18 September 1993, a date that predestines me as a Virgo under the Zodiac philosophy, thus I am expected to have an analytical and systematic approach to life and to enjoy order, lists and wholesomeness. Thankfully, I have never put much weight into ideology that categorises hum...
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Going to College as a Parent
Ever since I was young I always knew I wanted to go to college; things don't always go according to plan. I dropped out during my freshman year after failing some online classes. I took a very long four year break; during this time I worked at a job that I hated and had a baby boy. I then knew that I had to provide a be...
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Overcoming Challenges of College Freshman Year
All students when they start to go at college, they always face with some problems as a freshman. I’m going to tell you three problems that I had to face in my first semester as a freshman in college. My first problem was that I am come from Mexico to El Paso, so I never had been before studying here in U.S. All was strang...
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The Pressures of College
 In many people’s imaginations, college is an easy time in life for students to have fun and to be unworried. In reality, the majority of students have pressure from many causes. According to William Zinsser’s article, “College Pressures”, there are four major kinds of pressure that students may have. First of all, parental...
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An Analysis of Charles Murray's Article: Are Too Many People Going to College?
The instant pressure, the scary overwhelmed feeling in your stomach, the embarrassment, the stress you get when you end high school is crucial. It’s big chaos filled with options and opportunities that last year is the scariest, choosing from all of the schools the many opinions on going to college and what college to go to...
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Is College the First Step to True Success: Comparing and Contrasting Two Essays
I believe that college is for everyone. I love how encouraging Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus talk about college in their essay “Is College worth the price of Admission?". They also represent a first person experience from going to model colleges. They also talk about how affordable college can be. On the other hand I do...
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Why I Chose Psychology
Throughout school, I was never sure of myself or what I wanted to do with my life, or what I would study once I graduated. I always believed that time would help me decide what I should do. I also believed that my interests will guide me in my journey to success. We've heard it over and over that we need to have interests i...
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An Argument Against Going to College
There are a few reasons not to go to college, and they are contrary to secular teaching and belief. one of the most obvious reasons not to go to college is financial. going to college depletes your parents financial resorces, as well as your own, even with a scholarship, there are better things to spend your money on. it i...
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Turning in a New Leaf, the Challenge of College
Eighteen-year-old Jenny awoke early one August morning and climbed out of bed before her big blue eyes were quite open. The hard wooden floors felt icy under her bare feet. Rushing to her window pushing back the pink cotton curtains and lifting the aging wooden pane, she inhaled the aroma of lilacs from the bloo...
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I am Me in the Story of How I Realized My Dream of Going to Harvard College
“So what college do you want to go?” asked Mrs.Scully. “I want to go to Harvard.”, “I want to go to Yale”, a group of 3rd graders eagerly answered. That was 9 years ago, and nine years later like the small desks with drawers, my “Arthur” poster hanging on the wall, the dreams of “Yale and Harvard” too faded away. Maybe you...
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An Insight on How Memorable Life in College
College is known to be an experience whose memories last a lifetime. For some, this is where the future Mr. and Mrs. are found and where once in a lifetime opportunities are given and received. If deciding to attend college, many choose a college near home, while other choose college away from home. As a freshman student at...
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Expectations and Urban Legends about College
EXPECTATIONS ABOUT COLLEGE Urban legends can be found all throughout our society. One of the reasons why they are so prevalent in our society is because they are focused on topics that play key roles in our lives. There are urban legends that are filled with horror, anxiety, sadness, humor, etc… but most of all they...
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An Introduction to the Creative Essay on the Topic of College
It's all up to you It's all over now. No more strict teachers, no more guidance counselors that tell you what is best for you, no more restrictions; this all happens when you graduate high school. Once you throw that cap in the air, you begin a new stage in your life that will carry out for the rest of your future. In coll...
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The Essential Elements in Choosing a College
The Essential Elements in Selecting a College Upon graduating high school, students face many difficult decisions. One of the most important decisions that will affect you throughout your life will be deciding whether or not to continue your education by obtaining a college degree. If you do decide to enroll in college, di...
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Leaving for College
Getting out of high school, it was not as easy as I thought it would be. I was feeling lost and confused,. My parents was not able to afford college for me. At home I was this quiet kid that never questioned my parents about my future and about money. One of our quiet...
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Why I Want to go to Law School
A funny story on how I got to the University of Missouri Columbia. It was my senior year and I applied to only about two to four schools all Ivy League. My counselor Ms. Morris said, is that all of the schools you are going to apply. I said yes. One day she called me down to her office and said, “go ahead and fill out t...
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Applying for College
Looking at me on paper, I seem almost like a pale shade of gray. There’s nothing extraordinary, prodigious, or unforgettable. With the intense academic competition these days, a girl like me with all regular classes, average grades, and no stupendous extra curricular activities is sure to equate to gray. Though I may seem j...
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Going to College
All of us will go through it or have gone through it already. Spending hours filling out college applications, scholarship applications, visiting colleges, and taking the dreaded tests or whether it was the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or other college entrance exams, it was a big hassle. I applied at Presentation College in Fairmont, M...
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Why Should I Even Go to College?
For four years in high school college is very well advertised. Taking only God knows how any assessment tests; Act, Sat, Benchmark, Literacy, Biology, Geometry, AP, and sadly by the goes on. And for what? How come you can’t just go to college and go for what you know or for what you can learn. Taking all these tests is...
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