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  • I like the world.

    I think people must learn to help each other, like we are what we are, humans and the rest of the world is full of homeless people or dangers to the animals, we'll learn to love help and be a better person, and at the same time, you can improve another language and discover a new culture!

  • Re-Organize and Get Ready

    You can take a gap year and re-organize yourself and prepare for the years to come. People will be able to raise money to get houses and try to pay off student loan. If you take a gap year you'd be able to get ready for the next part of your life.

  • Go jail :)

    Life is jail can be beter becus you can get alot of frends i dont have manny frends in my life at the moment so gong jail can be a very good thing and i get food there might be a bootiful police officer there so i can get a girlfreind

  • Students may study during the gap year

    Taking a gap year does not mean that students should relax everyday. They can still make a study plan for the entire year. For example, if their high school grades are not solid enough, they might to retake one class. They are still welcome to study some AP courses to keep a good work ethic. AP courses actually help students keep track with college classes; therefore, they won't think classes are difficult when they return to colleges.

  • Yes, students should take a gap year

    I totally support the idea of students taking a gap year before starting college. Or if they have already started college, I think a gap year will still be beneficial to them as well, if not more.

    Personally to me, I think a lot of high school students are pressured to do so many things that they never have the time to actually think about what they really want. I speak from first hand because I'm a recent graduate of high school.

    Everything was always about "The NEXT STEP." What's your next step? What's your plan? What are you going to do? There was never a time in which students were able to pause and reflect on what they wanted to do and what they were passionate about. I truly believe a gap year will help those who don't know what to in their life, find what they want to do.

    Not everything is taught in the classroom, whether it's by the teachers or by books, it's important for students to learn things outside of the classroom for once. It'll also be a very different experience for them to try as well.

  • Majors and Money- why you should take a gap year

    As a high school senior, I get two questions all the time- "Where are you going to college? What are you majoring in?" To many of my friends, these questions are sources of stress- they don't know where they want to go or what they want to major in. The answer, though, may just be taking a gap year. Gap years allow for students to, through travel and experience, figure out what they want to major in. Once they have that figured out, they are able to go to college pursuing a degree that they are sure about- not one they are likely to change the next month. Many worry of the cost of gap years; however, parents must understand that if their children change their majors a lot, they are not likely to finish in four years. In the long run, figuring out a sure major will save money, as tuition for an extra year or two of college isn't exactly cheap, especially with student loans and interest shooting through the roof. Also, many parents worry about admittance to college after a gap year. Actually, students can apply for college and then defer admittance until the next year. In addition, schools are increasingly offering more scholarships.

  • Knowledge is lost

    While taking a year off after high school maybe something fun to do, it could be very damaging to your education. Taking a year off will result in a loss of some knowledge you learned in high school, which would mean you would have to review when you start college back. Another thing is that in today's time college is already expensive enough and unlike college there is no scholarships to pay for this gap year trip. On this gap year you may find something you like ,but what if you like it and decide that you don't want to go back to college because it seems useless. If what you love doesn't work out then what do you have to fall back on to support your future.

  • Become lazy and unproductive!!

    Students that take a gap year before college have a good chance of losing the desire to go back into the struggle of the education world. Students may travel the world or find a low wage job and not see that college is a worthwhile investment that will help in the long run. Also, planning a gap year can take as long as applying to college, and it can put you into debt before you even go into college.
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  • A Gap Year can hold people back.

    A student might decide to take a gap year and go around the world, but they do may not even do that. Students that take a gap year may decide that college is not for them and never get a higher education which can cause them to never get a job to support them. When a person realizes that they fell behind they may try to go to college and end up failing or dropping out.

  • Gap years can be expensive

    If you take a year doing anything but working, you will add to your debt. Depending on what you are doing, you can end up spending just as much or more money during your gap year. Once you have add all of that debt, you will still go through the same amount of college. You will end up with the debt of your gap year and your college debt. In the end, you will end up with more debt than you would have without your gap year.

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  • No students should not take a gap year

    If students take a gap year and travel abroad, the amount of time and money they use on that trip could not be made up when they decide to go back to college. Also, many people admit to have their knowledge lost in the social scene. Some people take a gap year to get a break from school, but the longer time someone takes away from school the more likely they are to forget important ideas and how to cope with the school system. JB BLOCK 1

  • No students should not take a gap year

    If students take a gap year and travel abroad, the amount of time and money they use on that trip could not be made up when they decide to go back to college. Also, many people admit to have their knowledge lost in the social scene. Some people take a gap year to get a break from school, but the longer time someone takes away from school the more likely they are to forget important ideas and how to cope with the school system. JB BLOCK 1

  • It takes away the drive you need to go back to college

    Students may get a taste of the real world and not have the drive to go back to college and get a good education.
    The students who take gap years often waste their time and end up having more stress than they did about having to decide between college and a gap year. They often fall further behind their peers and sometimes can't catch up.
    A gap year can be very expensive and can put a student more in debt because the money you had to spend on it will just add onto the expenses of college.
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  • Students shouldn't take a gap year

    Students who take a gap year can easily lose the skills and knowledge learned in school. Going back to school, then, would be a rude awakening because of the realization that the student has lost momentun and focus in regards to school. Also, students could be trying to take a gap year for the wrong reasons. Being rejected from your dream school or wanting to party in other countries are not valid reasons to take a gap year.

  • Gap years only work if they are successful.

    In order to have a successful gap year, months of planning is needed unless you have a good financial backing (Parents have money). And even then its just as much planning as applying for college. Also, if your gap year fails due to failed plans then a year was just wasted with a lack of higher education and maybe wasted money that could have been used to pay for college.
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  • Distractions, Laziness all add Up to It!

    Okay,so you decide to take a gap year. Do you plan what you're going to do? Is it going to be a long break for you to get your focus back? Or are you going to waste it;"chill" and just lose interest in school altogether? Once you leave, you lose your groove, you have new priorities that you have to put first like bills, its expensive! You lose structure and falling behind your peers isn't always the best feeling in the world. Yes, it does have a lot of pros- but the negatives outweigh them by a whole lot more. So think carefully!


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lyka says2013-10-12T17:59:27.407
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