Running Head: EXPLAINING CONCEPTS
October 18, 2009
The process a person goes through when it comes to making a big decision is almost always a struggle. Iâ€™ve had to make a lot of these choices in my short lifetime, and choosing a school was in no way an easy process. I have parents that waited until later in life to finish their college degrees, and both wish that they had finished up sooner. Because of this, I hated the fact that I was not in college and felt like I was doing absolutely nothing with my life. I needed to find a great college that would suit my very complicated life. If I did not make ...view middle of the document...
There all kinds of things about online schooling that I had no idea about. For instance, I would no longer have to take tests, or quizzes. Also, I would not have to stay cooped up in a college dorm room ever again. I would never have to leave home to go to school. Never again would I have to sit inside of a classroom filled with party animals, drug addicts and weird people. The most appealing fact about the online colleges was the fact that the work is so independent. I now knew that online schooling was exactly what I needed to do; only, I had way too many choices to choose from and no idea how to make such a difficult choice.
My mother had almost finished up her degree at a school called Grand Canyon University, so naturally this was the first school I took a look at. Iâ€™ve always herd the saying â€œsave the best for last,â€ and this definitely did not apply in my situation. I did as much research as I could, and listened to every word my mother had to say about her amazing experience with GCU. However, I was still curious to see what else was out there. I came across an online college called Phoenix University. I was very pleased with everything they had to offer as well. This made online colleges seem even more appealing, only I was now torn between two schools. With the new semester approaching soon, I had to start weighing my options and make a decision fast. Would I go with the school my mother attended or the other? Both colleges seemed perfect for me, but I had to find the determining factor. I could have been a coal miner and still wouldnâ€™t have been able to dig any deeper. I thought I knew every single fact about both schools, but I could not have been more wrong. Talking with my very helpful mother,...