Why Should Students Take A Gap Year

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Topic: Should students take a gap year before university? Taking a “gap year” off between high school and university has become a popular option among the youngsters nowadays. There are many things to take into account when the decision to take a gap year has been made. First and foremost, what is a gap year? Gap year or can be called as defer year is usually a constructive 12-month break taken from a formal study in order for an individual to pursue their other interest.(Forbes 2011) Some students use their time to travel to their favourite places with their family, some will do volunteers and work to earn some money. The idea behind each of these activities is to do something hands-on apart from sit in front of the table and studying.(Kane n.d) So, should students…show more content…
Usually students who leave school at the age of 18 do not have any idea what they want to do in university. They learnt too many subjects and did not discover the subject that they really passionate. So, they tend to let their parents decide the courses for them when they get into university even though they do not have any interest on the courses. Therefore, during the gap year, the students have plenty of time to think about their strength and weaknesses so they can determine which courses they should choose when they get into university. 25% of students in United States graduate from high school do not know whether they make a perfect decision when they enter university.(Forbes 2011) Based on the statistic, they will have plenty of time to prepare themselves and get fresh into university if they would take a gap year. Students also have the time to take a deep look and can explore for any institutions that suit them the best. A gap year should benefit the students to be more prepared for their further studies and provide them some extra time to think what is best for

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