Should I Stay or Should I Go
It is time to make a decision regarding what to do after high school. The most popular decision is to go right into college. Some students say they would like to take a year off before going to college. This is called a Gap Year, meaning they have a gap in between education. Some do well, and prepare themselves for college, while others do not. Those that do take a year off have time to explore what life has to offer, and takes advantage of the deferment application, become a better person.
Should I Stay or Should I Go Decisions In order to be successful in life, many young adults feel as if they need to go to school and complete …show more content…
After taking a gap year, most students return to college and feel as if they are helping others make a difference in life. Those who chose to live a different life or explore a different culture come to realize they appreciate the things in life that matter most, such as family and marriage roles, and even realize the average college lifestyle is not for them. By taking a gap year, one’s mind will open up and think more, not for themselves but how to help and appreciate others in order to make a difference in someone else’s life. The results of taking this year off are astronomical for several universities. “Students who had taken a year off, found the experience ‘so valuable that they would advise all Harvard students to consider it.” Harvard’s overall graduation rate of ninety-eight percent is among the highest in the nation, perhaps in part because so many students take time off.” (Fitzsimmons, W 2011) If one decides to take a year off, ensure that year is worthwhile. Take the time for oneself, and enjoy what life has provided, for one never knows when life will end. Conclusion Even if one is not tired of school and has the opportunity to go right into college after high school, take the time off to go explore what the world has to offer. Even though this gap year is not a relatively cheap decision to make, there are plenty of companies out there to help you book your trip to understand