Perhaps because going to college is so much a part of the American dream, many people go for no reason.
Some go because their parents expect it, others because it’s what their friends are doing.
Then, there’s the belief that a college degree will ensure a good job and high pay.
Some students through for years, attending classes, or skipping (逃课) them as the case may be, reading only what can’t be avoided, looking for less courses, and never being touched or changed in any important way.
For a few of these people, college provides no , yet because of parental or peer pressure, they cannot voluntarily leave.
They stop trying in the hope that their teachers will make the decision for them by them.
To put it bluntly (直截了当地), unless you’re willing to make your college years count, you might be doing something else.
Not everyone should attend college, nor should everyone who does attend begin right after high school.
Many college students taking a year or so off.
A year out in the world helps some people to their priorities and goals.
If you’re really going to get something out of going to college, you have to make it mean something, and to do that you must have some idea why you’re there, what you hope to get out of it, and even what you hope to become.