Is it smart to wait to go to college after graduating high school? My first college English professor asked this question to our class and it really got me thinking. Is there a right time to go to college? The answer varies from person to person in my opinion. There are positives and negatives of waiting to attend college following high school. Some people aren’t able to enroll in college right away, but does that make it harder on them? I waited 5 years after high school before college and sometimes I wish I would have went sooner, but other times I’m thankful for my experiences before college and feel like they help me strive.
A good work ethic is important in any individual interested in a career. I have been working since I was 14 years old and I know that sometimes my studies really struggled because of it, but it also helped me learn responsibility early in life. A lot of kids in high school don’t get their first jobs until close to graduation or even after and go straight to college out of high school which could structure a poor work ethic, involuntarily. Working for 8 years before college really made me understand a lot about responsibility and helped me learn many lessons. In my experiences in college I have met people who were 18 and right out of high school who just seemed bored and lacking in effort, some even failed out within the first semester simply because they didn’t show up to class or try on their school work. This is caused mostly by never being held responsible for their actions in a real life work environment where they have to show up
in order to keep they’re job. If they never learn morals and value they won’t be able to apply it, even to college.
Working after high school I believe is beneficial also because learning to grow and communicate with other adults in the adult world is a big part of college. “I propose conversation as a more suitable metaphor for education because it reflects much of what we do at our best.” (pg....