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Choosing Between Colleges

A RealWorld Student writes…

I am having a difficult time choosing between two great colleges. I have been accepted at both, how do I choose?
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Choosing a Major

“You can lead a student to college but you can’t make him think.”

This is particularly true when it comes to choosing a major.

Choosing a major can be one of the most stressful times in a student’s life. Why? Because most students feel like they’ll face the firing line if they make the wrong decision.
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Assuming Responsibility

Taking Responsibility for Our Choices
© 1999 Cynthia-Val Chapman

For as long as I can remember, going away to college was a given. Early on I dreamed of going to California—UCLA seemed a good bet—but I did little besides dream.

I was an honors student in high school, but that was a misnomer. For although I was in honors-level classes, I worked very hard throughout high school to get kicked out of honors classes. Why? Because all my friends were in regular classes, and they had, it seemed, all the fun.
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Learning to Fail Forward

Failure is not Final
by Dr. John C. Maxwell

Have you seen the inspiring commercial that Michael Jordan did for Nike? It’s the one where he talks about all of his mistakes, such as the free throws and game-deciding shots that he’s missed over the years. I love that commercial for its right attitude about failure, but I’m even more impressed with it after seeing a follow-up interview with Jordan.

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Making Better Decisions

This or That!

All of us make hundreds of choices every day. As a college student, it can drive you crazy how many decisions you have to make in a given day. But all decisions are not created equal. Most choices have no right or wrong attached to them — like what you wear or what you eat. But we always face decisions that carry a little more weight — like whether or not you should cheat on a test that could help you pass a tough professor’s course.

I’m sure you can think of many other decisions (much tougher than cheating) that you’ve faced as a student. You don’t want to do wrong, and you don’t want to cause others to do wrong, so what do you do when a situation is not so cut and dry? I suggest you ask yourself the following questions:
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