Wednesday, April 9, 2014

College Crossroads

— What is your reaction to Mr. Bruni’s idea that where you go to college matters less than “the effort you put into your studies, the earnestness with which you hone your skills, what you actually learn”?
I agree with what he said because if you're at a top notch school, you'll be getting a great education but even if you go to a school that isn't recognized as an elite school you'll still be getting a great education. Someone who goes to a school that isn't Harvard or Princeton can still become extremely successful. It all depends on how much you put into your education and studies like Mr. Bruni said.

— If you’re a student who is finished with the college process, what advice would you give high school juniors?
The advice I would give is do everything early. Talk to your guidance counselor and have them help you with whatever you need. Just make sure you do everything on time.

— How much pressure do you feel, whether from parents, teachers, the media or your friends, to get into a selective college? How do you handle that pressure?
I personally don't feel any pressure about getting into a selective college because I'm going to a school that I like and offers what I want to do. Whether it's a a selective school or not I'm still getting a college education. I don't care what other people think about the school I'm going to, therefore I feel no pressure.

5 comments:

  1. I can't agree with what you said in the first question. Only because a school that specializes in engineering would definitely provide you with a better education that a school that maybe has one or two options for an engineering course. I think it all depend on what you want to do.

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  2. Way to speak your mind on how you feel no pressure.

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  3. I agree with you Niko about the pressure part. It's really just up to you and what you want.

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  4. I like what you said about not caring what others think of the school you are going to

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  5. I agree with you, people shouldn't feel pressured to get into the elite colleges, because wherever they go they are still getting a college degree

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