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View Poll Results: Take some time away from school?

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  • Yes

    5 23.81%
  • No

    10 47.62%
  • Do a semester abroad?

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  1. #1
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    Pros/Cons to taking a semester off.

    Here is my situation.

    I went right from high-school to college. I spent two years and graduated with a diploma in journalism.

    I debated all summer long whether I continued on to university or took a year off to work/travel.

    I eventually caved and initially thought I made the right decision staying in school. However my focus after the first month has been just anemic. I should be studying right now. . .

    I'm at about C/C+ for my overall grade point average and I'm just constantly dissapointing myself.

    While I do want to finish the degree many of my friends suggested I do take a semester off and clear my head do something work, go somewhere and come back with a renewed focus.

    I'm only 20 so I'm still real young and I have been offered jobs for small papers etc. . . due to my diploma. Should I take a semester off and return with renewed focus or in your guys experience is that hog wash?

    Basically do what I can grid it out and soldier on? Or take breath, work for a bit come back next fall and kick yourself in the *** then?

    The End is Coming.

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    Dont take a semester off. If your not motivated now you probably wont be later. I should have never quit.

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    lol ebbs isn't too bright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cub_StuckinSTL View Post
    lol ebbs isn't too bright
    How so ? I'm in a classes with 20, 22,24,30 year olds who all took time off and came back more focused. Who admit they needed that time off to give thewir heads a shake and get some perspective.

    The End is Coming.

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    Way to take the bait, ebbs.

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    Take the time off if you think you need to reassess/reevaluate your life/motivation to be in school. So long as you know that you need to go back when you're ready, I wouldn't worry about it. It'd be wiser to take time off to figure your **** out than to finish with crap grades and a crap outlook on your career.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LegendX View Post
    Way to take the bait, ebbs.


    Even Forrest knew.

    http://static.fjcdn.com/comments/Eve...58d4262d0a.jpg

    The End is Coming.

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    Go do your homework, Joshua. I am a journalist. Go do your work. See if someone will give you a shot at freelancing or if you can get credit for a semester "abroad" interning at a publication, but go do your work.


    I heard you were looking for me.

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    Don't do it man... it is incredibly hard to go back. I took a year off when I moved to Hawaii and it probably cost me 2 years total because when I got back it was a struggle for me to get back into it and had to repeat a few classes because after a year I "lost" some of the core material needed from previous classes. Its better to just knock it out...
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    Stop disappointing yourself immediately. How much do you read and write each day? Deadlines are important. Meet them like you would the rising sun, then do some push-ups. Although your post needs work, you are a journalist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yagyu+ View Post
    Stop disappointing yourself immediately. How much do you read and write each day? Deadlines are important. Meet them like you would the rising sun, then do some push-ups. Although your post needs work, you are a journalist.
    I read like once a week maybe. In regards to writing? Like notes? School related? Blogging? Post needs work what?

    I do a lot of push ups though.

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    Take a semester off and contact Wrigley Boy or PSD-Team for any openings as a guest blogger

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    Wtf is this ebbs?

    God, you're a mess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubbieSteve View Post
    Take a semester off and contact Wrigley Boy or PSD-Team for any openings as a guest blogger
    King Herod....

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    take time off

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