Books.Blog – Skip Graduate School, Save $32,000, Do This Instead
Three years ago, I invested $32,000 and the better part of two years at the University of Washington for a master's degree in International Studies. The verdict? It wasn't a complete waste of time and money. Once I accepted that 80% of the course requirements were designed to keep people busy, I enjoyed the other 20% of the work. If you're strictly interested in learning, however, you may want to get a better return-on-investment than I did. Here's how to save $32,000 (or more) through your own self-directed, alternative program.Here's how to save $32,000 (or more) through your own self-directed, alternative program. The One-Year, Self-Directed, Alternative Graduate School Experience • Subscribe to The Economist and read every issue religiously. • Memorize the names of every country, world capital, and current president or prime minister in the world. • Read the basic texts of the major world religions: the Torah, the New Testament, the Koran, and the teachings of Buddha. Study hard!
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