Why Go To College

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Why Go to College? Since I can remember, I have never had any serious interest in school. When I was younger, my reasons for going to school were to socialize with my peers and spend my days in presence of beautiful girls. That way of thinking brought me nothing but trouble, my grades were not as good as they could have been and I always had problems with my parents. Every time they went to school to talk to my teachers, I would dread their return home. Two months before finishing eight grade, my family and I moved to United States. After enrolling in an American school, I have noticed that my education was far more advanced than any of my new classmates. Eight-grade schoolwork done here in America was covered back home in fourth and fifth grade. Instead of taking an advantage of that, I started slaking off.

I thought I was in heaven; I knew everything without studying. By the end of my sophomore year the material started being unfamiliar and I had to start opening my books, which I was not very fund of. After receiving my high school diploma, I decided to find a job and proceed with my life without any college education. Now that some years have passed, my head cleared and I came to a conclusion that obtaining an education is one of the most important things needed to succeed in this fast moving world. My reasons for going to college and continuing my education are to receive a degree, to meet people my age, and to satisfy my own desire to make something out of my life.

One of the reasons I have decided to go back to college is to receive a degree. Now days, not a lot...