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Jackiemolinaa
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College students should have the freedom to choose their own courses.

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Started: 4/5/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SD22

Pro

College students should have the freedom to choose their own courses because they are forced to spend years on subjects that are not helpful or needed in their career. This is very wrong because students are wasting their money and time on these forced subjects. Students are always interested in studying different subjects that have there interest, and they love courses they choose to study. The motivation of the individual is the most important criteria in order to have the dedication to succeed and move forward towards their career path. Moreover, if students are allowed to study the courses they choose, it will be easy for them to concentrate and work hard so as to excel in this subjects.
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Jackiemolinaa

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College students should not have the freedom to choose their own courses because they will choose the wrong classes and therefore, will not meet the requirements for their major. When students select the wrong classes, not only are they wasting their own money but they are risking not graduating on time. According to the college board, in-district students at a public two- year university pay about $3,440 yearly, in-state students at a public four-year college pay $9,410/yr, out of state students pay $23,890/yr, and students at private four-year college pay $32,410/year."Besides tuition and fees, students have to pay for housing, food, books, and supplies. They also have to cover any additional college fees and other living expenses, such as transportation costs"(College Board). This information proves that since college students already are required to pay thousands of dollars, they could not afford to waste their money and time in choosing the wrong classes, proving that they in fact should not be given the freedom to choose their own courses.

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Debate Round No. 1
SD22

Pro

Though my opponent stated that college students should not have freedom to choose their own classes I still believe
college students should be able to, due to the student being legally an adult by some definitions and in the end they are the ones who will have to do the work in the classes and live with there choices. It is the students job to commit to a field or fields of study early so they will have time to take all the required courses. According to the college board,scholarships are awarded based on achievement, need or both. Many scholarships have other requirements for example, they may only be offered to students who live in a certain state, are interested in a certain major or have a disability.In 2014-15, about two-thirds of full-time students paid for college with the help of financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships. Approximately 57 percent of financial aid dollars awarded to undergraduates was in the form of grants, and 34 percent took the form of federal loans. Also, there may be programs at the students college that can help them and inform them on the courses before they make the decision to take the course or courses. This information proves that college students have options and don't have to pay for college all alone as well as students who do get scholarships or grants should be responsible to manage their money and make arrangements to be able to succeed in their career path.
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Jackiemolinaa

Con

My opponent stated that students should have the freedom to select their own courses because they are forced into courses that are not helpful or needed for their career. I believe that this is incorrect because these courses are known as basic core courses that are intended to help students prepare for their majors. Although students may not enjoy these core courses such as English 1-4, American Literature, Algebra 1-3, biology, chemistry, and many more, they are intended to help students effectively analyze, think critically and communicate information in diverse disciplines. Additionally, my opponent argued that if students were allowed to choose their courses they would be more motivated and dedicated to succeed and move forwards their career path. This is invalid because college students should already be motivated to succeed and move forward with their career due to the fact that they are the ones paying and working hard to receive their education. Therefore, this proves that college students should not be given the freedom to choose their own courses.

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Debate Round No. 2
SD22

Pro

My opponent stated that college students should already be motivated and dedicated to succeed and move forward in their career path and I strongly disagree, life happens and some students may have problems going on at home and with the stress of the course that they didn't choose it makes their motivation go down and can lead to other things such as anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts. According to Times Higher Education, your course is one of the most important parts of your university experience; arguably it should be one of your main motivations for applying to, and accepting the offer of, that university.According to the 2015 National College Health Assessment, 30% of students reported that stress had negatively affected their academic performance within the past year, and over 85% had felt overwhelmed by everything they had to do at some point within the past year.Students cannot necessarily compare themselves to their peers, as someone who may appear calm and collected may actually be struggling with stress. At Stanford University, students call it "Duck Syndrome" because while a student may appear to be gliding effortlessly, their "duck feet" are paddling frantically.According to the Vaden Health Center at Stanford University, if stress levels remain high for an extended amount of time, consequences can include stomach ulcers, worsened asthma and lowered immunity. Cardiovascular health can also suffer because of an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. With this being said, students should be able to choose their courses because it will take some pressure off of them.
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https://www.timeshighereducation.com....
Jackiemolinaa

Con

My opponent stated that college students have options and don't have to pay for college alone as well as students who do get scholarships or grants should be responsible to manage their money and make arrangements to be able to succeed in their career path. I do not agree with this statement because many of the organizations that offer scholarships and grants are strict with how the money can be spent. In fact according to many colleges, "they deduct automatically the cost of tuition from any financial aid they extend to students. The students never receive a check." Many colleges require that the money students receive to be used only to cover expenses on books, room, board, and tuition. My opponent also stated that students are adults which is why they should be capable of managing the money they receive from scholarships, grants, and loans. The evidence I provided before proves that although students may be legally adults, they still are restricted to what they can spend the money they receive on. This validates my claim that since students are restricted to what they spend their money on, they should be careful when selecting courses for the expenses may be high and that will deprive money from other areas. Therefore, students should not have the freedom to choose their courses.

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