Mark is deciding whether he should choose to spend his savings on a sports car or college funds. He needs the 6 Thinking Hats to help him reason through the issue.
I have been saving my money for a sports car for years. However, there's college to think about now. I don't know if I'll be able to get scholarships or the grades I need to qualify. I may need to use my money to help pay for loans.
It seems to me that you haven't tried to get your grades up. Maybe we could hire a tutor to help you out. We could also take multiple ACT tests and bootcamps to help raise that score.
What good is a sports car anyway? It's expensive and you'll probably get rid of it or break it somehow. School is important. You'll have to pay all the loans you take, which will put you in more debt than you originated in!
How do YOU feel about all of this, dear? I personally don't mind that you don't have a fancy sports car or a Dr. degree. I want you to be happy with whatever choice you choose.
There are several issues with both plans, because both require a lot of work. There are upsides though. If you choose college over the car, your family will still love you and you will still have your old car.
There's only one more year of high school left for you to try and get your grades up to A's and B's. By my calculations, there are about 6 more ACT tests you can take. There are plenty of cars out there, but college is necessary. You have a better likeliness of getting a job with a degree.
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