Ten Reasons To Attend a College (Instead of learning online via a MOOC!)

  1. moocBeing in a live classroom filled with bright learners from a variety of backgrounds is an incomparable setting to learn and grow.
  2.  Developing leadership skills in clubs and student organizations gets you ready for a career.
  3. Speaking and thinking skills are developed in classroom exchanges, framing thoughtful questions to professors, and having to defend one’s position in a debate.
  4. Living away from home, family, and community—perhaps for the first time—fosters maturity, independence, and readiness to go it alone.
  5. Writing extended papers that develop sophisticated ideas, flesh them out and persuade others, prepares students to lead the world of work.
  6. Tolerance and sense of self grow as one lives in a community composed of students and professors from a broad range of backgrounds.
  7. Sports!  Playing a team or club sport in college may be a student’s last opportunity to be part of an athletic team, a place where sharing, working together, and winning and losing with grace are learned.
  8. Handling pressure is learned in universities and colleges.  Students must juggle a range of deadlines and expectation in up to five demanding classes at a time.
  9. Career readiness is enhanced with staff on campuses providing advice on everything from preparing a resume, landing an internship, to interviewing with poise and scoring that first post-college job.
  10. For the rest of your life, you carry with you your biggest credential:  where you went to college, what you achieved there, and whom you met there.

Sarah C. Reese, Informed Educational Solutions sarah@myiesolutions.com

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