Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Don’t Go To College...Yet

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One man has a surprising suggestion for teens: Don’t go to college.

At least not right away.

Dave Marcus is the author of Acceptance (Penguin Press), a book about the pressures of college admissions.

In this shaky economy, Marcus believes teenagers should take a “gap year” after high school and not attend college right away.

This gives them time to mature and not waste precious tuition money as a misguided and hard-partying freshman.

Marcus says the break should help mentally prepare teens to truly focus in college.

During their “breather,” Marcus says they should hold down a job, do community service, and take a few night classes at community college.

Keeping busy will ensure that the one-year break doesn’t turn into a slump where they’re eating Cheez Whiz and watching TV all day.

Because of the many benefits, Marcus believes a “gap year” should be endorsed by politicians as a valid option for students.

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