Taking Time Off

Taking Time Off Practical and inspirational profiles of than thirty students from all over the country demonstrate how taking time off either before or during college gives you a chance to explore career interests an

  • Title: Taking Time Off
  • Author: Colin Hall Ron Lieber
  • ISBN: 9780374524753
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Practical and inspirational profiles of than thirty students from all over the country demonstrate how taking time off either before or during college gives you a chance to explore career interests and gain practical experience Taking Time Off offers advice on every aspect of planning a break, from researching your options and financing your leave to convincingPractical and inspirational profiles of than thirty students from all over the country demonstrate how taking time off either before or during college gives you a chance to explore career interests and gain practical experience Taking Time Off offers advice on every aspect of planning a break, from researching your options and financing your leave to convincing your parents it s a good idea.

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    1. Back in 2003, Taking Time Off was waaaay ahead of its time. In the decade and half after publication, we are beginning to have serious questions about the value of four more years of classes immediately after high school.Hall and Lieber provide narratives of 26 high school students who elected to postpone college graduation by taking a year (or more) from formal studies. The stories are nicely grouped into four options to college learning: work, volunteering, studying (outside a traditional coll [...]

    2. At first I picked up this book because I thought it was saying taking time off to study for the SAT, but it turn to be taking time off to do your own things. I thought it was surprising how some of the stories people went to top colleges and yet they still have time to do great things like one person started a one man radio network, and how a lot of college students worked in presidential campaigns. When I visited colleges everyone seem very busy with homework, and I didn't think they would have [...]

    3. I have been picking my way through this book for weeks searching for a clue as to why I did my own gap year at about the time these students did. The answer seems to be curiosity, stubbornness and a deep belief that formal education is not the only way to learn. The authors clearly understand this phenomenon and explain it through a series of stories about students from all over the country who gave it a go. Instead of over analyzing it, they introduce the idea and let the individual stories tel [...]

    4. It sounds appealing to get a part-time job to pay off debt faster, but not practical. You basically have no life until your debt is under control. Thankfully, that is not my problem. I need to learn how to save better.

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