In my line of work teaching and helping students with their studies in a whole myriad of subjects in various institutions both in the UK and internationally for the best part of the last seven years, it is often interesting to ask students as to why they actually want to go to college.
A whole variety of reasons will be given in response to this simple question including –
‘Because my parents say that I should go to college?’
‘Because society says I should to college?’
Of course these are significant motivating factors, but you need more of a reason than either of those given above because these students marks all too often suffer as a result so, if you are going to look to go to college, you must want to go for a greater reason centered on two things your desire to look –
Remember, even if no one in your family has ever been to college before, you should go if you want to because this should be a great source of pride for both you and your family so go if you want to.
Every homework assignment that you are set to be completed by your college needs to be for you, in the same way as every test, and every other activity that they require of you to achieve your qualification, in that particular subject, at the institution you have chosen, because the best motivation comes from within yourself.
Ask yourself whether you have a plan –
What do you want to be when you are older?
Do you want to be a doctor, an actor, a lawyer, a football coach or a dancer?
Why do you want to do it?
Whatever you choose you will usually need qualifications, but whatever it is, you will usually be motivated to go out and get it for yourself if – for example – being a lawyer is what you really want to be in the future for a career.
Personal ambition is clearly key in your desire to do things that you want to do – if there is something that you really want to do, you must do everything that you can to do it.
With this in mind, if you go to college with a desire to further yourself and learn so as to fulfill your own personal ambition then you will then be better placed to –
(a) Expand your knowledge and skills with a view to then furthering your career.
(b) Learn to express yourself more clearly and accurately where there is a practical need for your knowledge in a given subject (e.g. if you are a doctor, you need be able to talk to patients clearly).
(c) Improve your understanding of many subject-specific concepts and theories.
(d) Apply for employment and earn more money potentially – (i.e. someone who goes to college usually has many more opportunities to get work and earn more money).
And so, with this in mind, ask yourself now and think carefully –
Why do you want to go to college?
In view of the fact that there is plenty of scope for you to go to college, reading this article will mean that you will then also be much better prepared for the work you need to do along with the other resources you find useful including ‘The Secret Guide to Academic Writing & Study’ to be clicked on via [http://www.academicfx.co.uk/page5.html] that provides many further ideas and concepts for your studies.
Contact me now at [email protected] for further assistance in this and other areas where you are having any problems in your education or general life on campus and I will be only to happy to offer you assistance wherever I can.
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