My Son is College Bound!


Ok so normally I don't really write about my family but as a proud mama, I will shamelessly support my children in anyway I can so here it goes...

My son Pierce is 17 and will be going off to college next year (sigh) and as anyone knows - college ain't cheap!  So I've had him on the hunt for scholarships - one in particular requests that he write an essay and post it to a website or Blog - not counting Facebook of course - so I offered up my little corner of the web for him to post his essay below and I know I'm probably biased but I think it's pretty awesome!  Read on if you like...

The idea of going to college can be intimidating and requires us to make important decisions. An important decision that might go unnoticed would be choosing online or traditional college. Saying that one choice is better then the other is completely up to the person and what that person wants to experience. I would think that traditional college is better for several reasons. 

Traditional college offers opportunities and experiences that online college would not be able to supply. It gives you a chance to interact with people in a more personal setting instead of seeing them on a computer screen or talking to them over an instant messaging system. Traditional college also gives a the student a chance to experience how life would be like on their own while, online college could leave still living with your parents. I feel that college should not  just be a place to gain skills in something you want to do so you can make a living off those skills, but also a place to enjoy social interaction with other people that an online college could not provide. Traditional college is also ,in my opinion, a better place to learn academically. 

With an online college it doesn't quite feel the same learning a new subject of material without being in a classroom setting. The idea of sitting at home and watching a computer screen does not seem appealing. Traditional college makes learning more hands on and requires the student to be more focused on what he or she is studying. Overall traditional college creates human interaction that no online college could do making traditional college better than an online college.

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