Priorities Consider what you want from college and reflect on why you have decided to spend your time and money on college at this point in your life Describe the top three reasons you came to college (see page 12 of your text for examples) For ea
Priorities: Reasons I came to college A basic truth about college is that there is more to it than the acquisition of knowledge and education. This means that there are many more reasons for joining college other than the need for education as an independent reason. My top priorities reasons for joining college are to acquire training and therefore achieve career development and advancement. to achieve self-awareness and discipline, and to realize personal independence.
In college, education and training are focused on a specific career. This means that every activity will be geared towards making the profession and career life easy and increasing knowledge on the same. To get this kind of training is my first reason for joining college. College is different from high school. The education and other activities in this environment are self-directed. This kind of autonomy is necessary for making one self-aware. The college life, therefore, will be important for me in that it will help me become self-awareness and acquire a kind of discipline that will be important in making me a great professional and citizen.
Being away from close supervision is also a characteristic of the college education. This reduced supervision is sometimes misused. However, my reason for joining college is to use this reduced supervision for something important. I intend to use my space to develop and build a personal independence that can only be acquired through being allowed to do what is right. With personal freedom, I hope to enjoy every activity that I am doing not because I am being forced, but because there is an intrinsic push for it.
Hossler, Don, Jack L. Schmit, and Nick Vesper. Going to College: How Social, Economic, and Educational Factors Influence the Decisions Students Make. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. Print.