College students are consumers. They are consumers of learning. They consume knowledge and skills. They need to be informed consumers!
What does it Mean to Choose the Right Classes?
When a college student chooses the right classes, that student chooses classes which he or she passes. That is part of it. However, there is more. Choosing the right classes means registering for classes that will help the student reach his or her academic goal in the least time and with the least cost possible.
How does a college student make the right decisions? The answer is by taking many factors into consideration. Sadly, all too many students make the wrong decisions.
Choosing the Right “Anything”
The US Department of Commerce and the US Food and Drug Administration are two agencies dedicated to helping consumers make informed decisions. The US Truth in Lending Act requires lenders make important information available to borrowers. There are many other agencies that help people make choose the right products.
What help is available to college students to help the choose the right classes? It is called Counseling, and every college has counselors. However, counselors can only do so much. Furthermore, the vast majority of college students do not seek the counseling advice they need.
How to Choose the Right Classes
Upcoming articles will fill the gap left by even the most dedicated and well intentioned counselors. These articles will inform. They will give college students they guidance they need to become informed consumers. They will help students create their own Consumer Reports for college course work.