Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Arizona State University (ASU) Should not Require Freshmen to Purchase a Meal Plan from College. It needs to be at least 1250 words. It is often taken by fresh students due to its advantages though it also has numerous disadvantages.
At Arizona State University, all first-year students are required to purchase meal plans depending on the campus they are in. for example freshmen living on the Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, West, and Polytechnic campuses must buy meals plans at every given semester. At the Barrett Honors College, freshmen also buy meal plans for the whole semester. For senior students living in university accommodation, the meal plan is highly recommended for its benefits. The meal plans have got several disadvantages and should therefore not be a requirement for students joining the campus. Due to the various disadvantages, students have devised ways of avoiding taking them.
Meal plans are expensive to the student in the sense that they cost several dollars to be enrolled in them. This is made more expensive in the sense that one is required to pay upfront for the meal plan to be activated or in a more relaxed meal plan program. one is required to pay in two installments. This is enough reason why a person should not enroll for these programs. (Maltin 35). As an alternative, a freshman can easily come up with a good budget that he can easily meet the cost of food. This will save the freshman a lot of money in that he will be able to purchase food that he wants and prepare them how he wants them instead of spending much on the often bad food offered at the university cafeterias.
According to Low (39), cafeteria food is boring. This is a fact in the sense that students soon get bored of the food served as the options are always the same. As much as there is a variety of food to be served by the cafeteria, it is important for the freshman to know that this is likely to be the case for the whole semester repeated regularly, thus being monotonous. As much as the food might be delicious or good for the first few years of admission, one easily gets bored as time goes on. With time, the freshman will want something or a different variety of food.
The Arizona State University meal plan does not give refunds for any unused meals or meals not taken by the student. Most of the time students tend to believe that with too many guaranteed meals, they can take them later or even have them carried forward to the next semester.