College Bound Essay

Society in America is always growing and changing as year’s progress. Attending college in today society is an important part of your life for many different reasons. Years ago college wasn’t as important therefore many people did not attend after graduating high school, most just went into the real world and started their lives by getting a full time job. Quality full time jobs in today’s society are not just handed out to those who are uneducated therefore a high education is essential in starting a great career, not only doing it for yourself but so you have the ability to support your family in the future.

It is very important for young adult Americans today to attend college for multiple different reasons. Jobs now a days are in constant demand for a higher education than just a high school diploma or a G. E. D. Not only are they looking for a higher education but most jobs are going to take the person who has the highest education of those who have applied, and if they are not chosen they are going to most certainly be selected for an interview over those who have a lesser education.

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The most important thing to understand is that with education one becomes harder to be replaced, ultimately avoiding the chance of getting replaced by machines such as atms or even other co-workers. One of the main things that can make you irreplaceable is a four year college degree. According to college bound “ the investment that he or she can make is to invest in obtaining a four year college degree”. By having a four year degree he or she has now put themselves in a position to not only succeed but have more benefits such as, more money, more free time, and the most important thing of all he or she can get a job that they enjoy doing.

Most people without a college degree are unable to truthfully say they enjoy what they are currently doing and don’t regret furthering their education. There are many parents in today’s society who haven’t gone to college for the simple reason that it wasn’t as important or necessary to do so when they were at that age. Now they are having children who are growing up in an age where college is so important to be successful in life. These parents have to explain to their children why they didn’t go to college and hy it is important for them to go to college, and there are many ways to influence and encourage them to do so. One thing the parents can do is simply making going to college a mandatory thought from a young age. Put in their minds no other option of not going, this way they grow up their whole lives knowing that they have to go to college. Another way parents can influence their children to go to college is by letting the children learn from their parents mistakes.

For example the parents can tell their children how if they had gone to college and furthered their education they would be making more money and would have had a greater chance at a better job. These parents who are having children and only have a high school diploma need to let their children know how hard it is to make a career and live a comfortable life without going to college and obtaining a four year degree. A third thing the parents can do to influence their children on going to college is look up some statistics and show them what the facts are.

The children should understand how times have changed. For example how in 1975 a person without a high school diploma made 6,198 dollars and by 1999 a person with an advanced degree made 67,697 dollars on average. In addition, by letting the children know their own personal mistakes that they, the parents have made, they can also do things such as “keeping tabs” on them or something that’s called “values into actions” as seen in the book college bound. To “keep tabs” on your children means to check on them with their school work.

Make sure they do those important things such as doing their home work, going to class, and even participating in class. This shows that you care about their education and you care about their future. “values into actions” means to not just let them tell you they are going to do something but make sure they act on what they are saying they are going to do. If your child tells you they are going to do better on the next test then the parent has to make sure their child is doing the necessary things to prepare themselves to do better whether it involves them stepping in and helping with the studying or by providing a tutor.

Positive reinforcement is key. I myself have had many people who encouraged me to go further in my education in college. One of the reasons I have continued my education in college is because I have been fortunate enough to get a full scholarship to play basketball for a four year college which is a blessing itself because not many people get that opportunity. I knew I wanted to go to college before I even knew I was going to play basketball in college. My parents are a huge part of my life and are my biggest supporters.

Without my parents I don’t know where I would be. My parents raised me by telling me how important school is and how important furthering you degree is. I understood from an early age that the more education one had the greater his chances are in being successful. In my opinion how a child acts and thinks is all based on the parents and how they raised them. If the parents instill values and morals to the child it is more than likely that the child will be raised correctly.

If the parents don’t pay attention to their children it is more than likely that the child will lead down the wrong path and not make good decisions because they don’t have any type of person to look up to. I believe strongly that a child’s actions stems from their parents actions and that is why it is so important for them to push upon them how it is important to get a great education. I have learned how important education is especially in today’s working society.

I have learned from my parents and professors who are experienced and have been around much longer than I have, and I have learned from my own experiences being that I am currently a college student and I am seeing how important it is to finish out my degree. Children in today’s society must learn how important it is to have as much education as possible and it all starts from home and what type of values are being taught to the children. Education is the tool to being a successful person and to live your life comfortably.

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