Thursday, December 12, 2013

Research Blog 10


My paper explores the choices one can make in college, and how they can affect post- graduation life. The three that I found most important were choice in finances, choice in socialization, and choice of major. I found that there are problems and solutions with each topic. Students who take out loans must choose wisely how they wish to deal with it during college, such as work a part time job, which proves successful. Students should find a equilibrium in their social lives, balancing between socialization and academics. Finally, choice of major can be crucial in success. One should find a major that interests you, which proves success. Some jobs pay out more than others, and it should be taken into consideration before choosing it.

Scholarly Sources:
1.Armstrong, Hamilton, Elizabeth A., Laura T. "Paying for the Party." Harvard University Press. (2013): n. page. Print.
2.Dietz, Janis. "The myth that college and major choice decides Johnny’s future." n. page. Print.
3.Kalil, Wightman, Ariel, Patrick. "Parental Job Loss and Children's Educational Attainment in Black and White Middle-Class Families.." Social Science Quarterly. (2011): n. page. Print.
4.The Institute for College Access and Success, . "Paving the Way: How Financial Aid Awareness Affects College Access and Success." (2008): n. page. Print.
5.Goldrick-Rab, Sara. "Following Their Every Move: An Investigation of Social-Class Differences in College Pathways." Sociology of Education. (2006): n. page. Print.
6.Holland, Eisenhart, Dorothy C., Margaret A. Educated in Romance. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1990. Print.
Secondary Sources:
1."Balancing College School Work and Social Life." College Advice. n. page. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. <>.   

2.Elizabeth Baylor and Sarah Audelo, . "What Do You Wish You Had Known About Student-Loan Debt and College Choice?." Center for American Progress. n. page. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. <>.

3.Fairbanks, Amanda M. "College Major More Important Than Degree Itself." Huffington Post. (December 12.2013): n. page. Print. <>.

4.Ilgunas, Ken. Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2013. Print.
5..Jonathan M. Orszag, Peter R. Orszag, and Diane M. Whitmore, . "LEARNING AND EARNING: WORKING IN COLLEGE ." UPromise, Inc.. n. page. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. <>.
6..Kingkade, Tyler. "Student Debt Is Making All Your Life Choices Worse." Huffington Post. (2013): n. page. Print.

7..Jake Levy, . "The Smartest Party Schools In The Country." n. page. Print. <>.
8..Linda Emma, Demand Media, . "Why Is it Important to Have a Social Life in College?." Global Post. n. page. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. <>.
9."Living at Home During College: Is It A Good Idea?."Campus Explorer. n. page. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. <>.
10. PHILIP A. BEAN, . "Choosing a Practical Major." New York Times. n. page. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. <>.

11.Serrano, Ken. "Massive college debt can burden graduates for decades." Asbury Park (N.J.) Press. (2012): n. page. Print.
12.Szalavitz, Sara. "Why College Binge Drinkers Are Happier, Have High Status." (2012): n. page. Print., LLC, Publisher, . Choosing A Major. (1998-2013): n. page. Print. <>.

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