Student Success Strategy #49: What is education?

Here are four quotes on learning, education, and college.  How do these quotes compare to your idea of a college education?  And how does that impact what you do while you are in college?

Think about it.

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. ~ Frank Zappa

I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.  ~Ray Bradbury

The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.  ~William James

In college, you learn how to learn. Four years is not too much time to spend at that.   ~Mary Oliver

What do you think?  Are you in college to get an education?  Could you be educated without college?  Are you taking advantage of the opportunities you have?  How do you make a college education worth your effort, time, and money?  What should a college education teach you?

Student Success Strategy #49:  What is  education?  Are you taking advantage of all your opportunities to get educated?


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