College skills you can learn from these 4 classic movies
Adults who are going back to college might not think they can learn anything about the educational process from their favorite films, but guess again - these flicks actually contain nuggets of wisdom. Whether you're taking a few accounting classes or earning a health information technology degree, these classic movies can give you the advice you need to succeed.
In this 2004 comedy, Napoleon tells his friend Pedro that he wishes he had some skills. You know, like nunchaku skills, bow-hunting skills, computer hacking skills. Well, none of these "talents" will help you in college classes, but the lesson is that, like Napoleon, you need to figure out what type of skills you have. In doing so, you will better understand what you should major in and what kind of career would best suit you after graduation.
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While you certainly should not waste your college years convincing your sister to date a tough guy so you can date the big man on campus, you should emulate the characters in this movie in one important way - get a tutor. When Bianca Stratford finds herself in need of some French assistance, she turns to the adorable Cameron James, who actually doesn't know French, but tries to help her out. Although you should probably find a more knowledgeable tutor, the lesson to take away from this movie is that if you are having a hard time in any of your classes, don't be afraid to ask for help.
The Lord of the Rings
Whether you love or hate this trilogy, you have to admit they are long movies. It takes forever for Frodo and his gang to walk to Mount Doom. So whether you are trying to dispose of a powerful ring or working toward your business degree, the point is the journey can be long and full of obstacles. The important thing is that you keep your ultimate goal in mind and take it one step at a time, no matter what life throws your way.
This 1994 tear-jerker is full of inspiration for students, including its most famous message that life is like a box of chocolates. Well, your path toward a college degree is also like a box of chocolates. While you should enroll at a college with a solid idea of what you want to do and where you want your degree to take you, don't be afraid to just let life happen. Who knows - maybe you'll meet friends who open your eyes to new passions or take a unique class that makes you want to switch careers. Ultimately, you simply never know where your education will lead you.