Well Educated or Just Knowleddeable Essay

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Well Educated or Just Knowledgeable? Melanie Wood English 101-B19 Liberty University Online Abstract Nineteen years after leaving high school I found myself longing to earn a degree. High school was not hard for me as I was always able to learn quickly. My biggest problem was I was always a horrible test taker and this hurt me when it came to time to take my placement test for college. My age gives me a totally different outlook on college than the fresh-out-of-high-school college student. To me well educated doesn’t necessarily mean a masters or doctorate. Many people take life and make lessons out of it rather than just living it. Self-educated can sometimes be better equipped for some jobs than “well-educated”. I realize that a person cannot be a doctor without going to medical school although in this day and age you can do a pretty good job of self-diagnosing just by researching symptoms on the internet. But there would be absolutely no way I would want someone preforming a surgery on me without having been properly trained. So I have to say I feel that as a junior in college I am much more educated at 38 than a junior in college that is say 21. However, in saying that I feel that well-educated has a lot to do with retaining knowledge that you get from books and being knowledgeable is a combination of both school, books and life. I was 17 years old when I quit high school and took the GED. I left one high school with a 4.0 GPA, went to a huge school was married and pregnant and left there with a 2.3 GPA. To me that was unacceptable and rather than feel like a failure I decided to take my GED and begin life. I have always been thankful that I made that decision. I wasn’t a dumb student; I scored at the sophomore college level in almost every subject on my GED and I was only a junior in high school. I have no doubt that if I had decided to go on to

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