A Heavy Burden – Both Physical and Financial

A Heavy Burden – Both Physical and Financial

Education to me is a necessity in life however it does come at a cost. In high school the majority of our stationery was supplied to us such as books, pencils, laptops and textbooks. Now obviously University is very different to High Schools, we are suddenly burdened by large debts, fees and supply needs and whilst studying full time this can sometimes be hard to manage with part time or casual work being a must. This stems for me the question how do people afford these necessities needed to complete study, are there other alternatives or do some people just choose to go without. For most classes a textbook or other stimulus is necessary and each year they become more expensive for the average university student. I also struggle with this pressing issue each semester, which has driven my curiosity as to how others cope. This is the reasoning that I have chosen to start my research with the question:

What percentage of students purchase retail textbooks opposed to other alternate methods?”

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The Curious Case

The Curious Case

Curiosity is quite a strange thing. For many our lives are very vanilla, plain and straightforward with little to no interruption of how life is supposed to be. Many may experience pain, suffering, and brutality but for some this isn’t the case. I think this may be part of the reason that we surround ourselves with narrative media, to experience different emotions and feelings that are not necessarily connected to our lives.

Now I am not saying that I want to become a murderer but I do find some fascination, or curiosity,  into the mind of some of the most high profile cases that the world has seen. I wonder how a person can have the mental capacity to be apart of such horrors. I love my criminal minds, bones and NCIS’ but theres only so much that a fictional TV show can give you.

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