"College students-and people in general-prefer to follow directions rather than make their own decisions. Therefore, colleges should eliminate as many choices as possible in order to offer students clear direction."
In general college students and people prefer to follow directions rather than make their own decisions, but there are many people who prefer to take their own decisions. Thus, I am disagree with the opinion that colleges should eliminate as many choices as possible. Eliminating many choices will block the ways for the students to select course of their choice.
When it comes to decision about major and minor fields of study, curriculum choices and other broad decisions, the final decision makers should be students themselves and not the college administrators. Also, it is unfair to take too many curriculum choices away from students. If they are not free to choose course work that most interests them, students are likely to be unmotivated in their studies. Moreover, it will spoil their career.
Furthermore, for the students or people who prefer to follow directions to make their decisions, colleges should arrange special counseling sessions. That will help students to select proper direction for their career. Thus students in dilemma of which course to offer will get new direction to rethink about their decision.
Proper direction is necessary after student finalize is path of desired course. Afterwards itís obligation of college to give him proper direction to step forward. The student should come to know about his weak areas of study. So that he will try to overcome them. For this purpose special progress session should be held from time to time. That will assist them to step ahead positively.
In sum, it might appear that in general people prefer others to make decision for them, but it is not true for most of the people. So colleges should not eliminate as many choices as possible. This will limit the scope of selecting the course that interests students.