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Advantages of Not Going to University


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Going to university is generally considered as being something that is very beneficial. It is said that having a degree will give you many more opportunities and will enable you to get a well-paid job. What is not often discussed though, is the downside of going to university. Most people believe that it only affects people in a positive way, but could there also be a negative side as well?


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  • affect (verb)
  • as a result of (something) (phrase)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • benefit (someone/something) (verb)
  • decision (noun)
  • definitely (adverb)
  • importance (noun)
  • take into account (phrase)

The Question

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What are the advantages of not going to university?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Advantages of Not Going to University
  • Do you know anyone who didn't go to university?
  • What careers do you think don't really benefit from university?
  • Have you personally experienced any disadvantages as a result of going to university?

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