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Why I Decided To Go To College at This Time of My Life
Professor Stone
English 090- Writing Fundamental
December 13, 2012

Higher education is critical to getting ahead in the world today especially with the way society is now structured. Eighty-three percent of U.S. adults believe that our country is falling behind economically and 71 percent say that the nation can improve if more people earn college degrees. With that being so, I have decided to go to college at this time in my life for many reasons.

The most important reason for me going back to college at this time of my life is because in November of 2010, I became a mother for the first time, in which has matured me a lot. I want to be able to offer my son a great life and be a great role model to him. Now that I have someone who’s depending on me, I would like to demonstrate what success looks like, I want him to look up to me, I want to be able to give him the life my parents gave to me but better. I want to reveal to him that having a college degree really pays off, it’ll allow me to display a better life for him and I won’t have to convince him to attend college through someone else’s success, but he’ll be able to see the impact that a college degree has on one’s life just by looking at me….his MOM.

I have decided to attend college at this time in my life to get a better education, to increase my knowledge, to have a good opportunity for a better career and develop my communication and writing skills. Currently education is an essential part of our lives; it’s hard to form a future without some type of college degree. Clearly, college graduates, on average, make more than those with only a high school diploma and also have better chances. For example, I have been stuck with an administrative assistant position for the last several years, without any advancement. My days at work are no longer interesting to me; I am no longer enthused with my daily occupation. Most jobs are demanding...
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