From School Through College

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byHenry Parks Wright

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1911 Excerpt: ... VII PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE The year following my graduation from college was spent in teaching at the Chickering Institute in Cincinnati. There was now before me a definite plan of life, in which my first obligation was the removal of my college debts. When, before the end of the year, I was able to write to Professor Thacher, who had greatly befriended me, that I owed no man anything, I felt a satisfaction to me before unknown. The end long hoped for had been gained, and the friends who had kindly assisted me had been repaid, as far as money could repay them. I had returned to the work that I loved and had followed for several years before entering college, and was free to continue my studies unencumbered. My college debts, which averaged nearly two hundred dollars each year, would have hindered me greatly in my subsequent work if they had not been removed at once. I say to any student who has to pay his way, do not borrow if it can be avoided. A college debt will impose a burden on you when you are in no condition to bear it. But if you must graduate in debt, the first thing to do is to get square with the past. Even if you must postpone further study for a year or more to earn the money, the delay will be a less evil than the incubus of a debt when you leave the professional school. Then is just the time when you will need a great deal more money than you can earn, and when you will have nothing whatever with which to meet long-standing obligations. Moreover, it is exceedingly discouraging to be forced to economize in order to pay for the necessary things of life, like food, clothing, lodgings, which one had years ago but of which nothing now remains. If after repeated postponements you are able at length, by strict economy, to make settlement, you will...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1911 Excerpt: ... VII PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE The year following my graduation from college was spent in teaching at the Chickering Institute in C...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217819834

ISBN - 13:9780217819831

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