In the article "Some Lessons from the Assembly Line", Andrew Braaksma is talking about how important your education is, and how he had wished he would have went to college much sooner than he did. Also, he wouldn 't be getting underpaid at work as hard as he does. I believe, he is wanting a better future for the kids that 's soon to be in college, and he is wanting them to see how hard it is a struggle of being underpaid. He is wishing he would have went to college much sooner than he did, and he would have a good paying job because, he could have already had his degree, and he wouldn 't be getting under paid. His goal is him telling students how important their education is. The authors tell them they would understand it more due to him giving his personal life habits, of working hard and getting underpaid because maybe lack of experience or not having a certain degree.
Intelligence comes in a wide variety; it’s not only measured by one’s knowledge of books and performance in the classroom, but when it comes to measuring the intelligence of an individual you will always have controversial responses. Academic Intelligence is clearly not seen through Gerald Graff and Mark Rose’s essays. In Gerald Graff’s work entitled, “Hidden Intelligence”, he covers the points on his personal opinion on how intelligence is not found in people who are “book smart”, but also in those who are “street smart”. Similar to Graff’s essay, Mark Rose touches upon the idea that people who spend more of their time in a more academic environment are not as intelligent as those who don’t. Although both Graff and Rose touch upon similar ideas with minimal differences, they both view each of the problems with different perspectives by creating solutions to their
Mike Rose author of “Blue Collar Brilliance” he reminisces about his childhood and how he was observing his mother at work and how much she multitasked and how he experienced the blue collar work. His purpose was to describe how people integrate physical and mental work is in the field and supports people in the blue collar field.
The first key point that the author uses is the importance college. "Factory life has shown me what my future might have been like had I never gone to college in the first place." ( Braaksma 2 ). He is telling us about how his life would be like if he did not go to college. His education from college will benefit him to get a better job so he does not have to slave away at a factory. “All the advice and public-service announcements about the value of an education that used to
If one decides not to attend college, that person should reconsider, here are some reasons why a high school graduate should consider college as an option. Not going to college will leave you without a degree, leaving it will be a struggle when looking for a good job. High school graduates who decide not to go to college can go to a trade school or join the army to further their career as other options besides attending a University. With that being said what are some reasons to consider attending college? A college education is valuable because one can earn greater wealth, develop better social skills and most like have better health.
In the article "Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" by Andrew Braaksma (2005). Braaksma is trying to reach the audience of college students and blue-collar workers. With his personal experience he shows how his friends who attend college and haven 't worked long hours don 't understand why he is happy to be back at school, they don 't understand what it is like to work long hard hours all day long and not be paid accordingly. "There are few things as cocksure as a college student who has never been out in the real world, and people my age always seem to overestimate the value of their time and knowledge. After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005).
He is a professor who specialized in literacy and learning. He also did a “study of the thought processes involved in work like that of his mother and uncle. I cataloged the cognitive demands of a range of blue-collar and service jobs, from waitressing and hair styling to plumbing and welding. To gain a sense of how knowledge and skill develop, I observed experts as well as novices. From the details of this close examination, I tried to fashion what I called “cognitive Biographies” of blue-collar workers. He’s studies in human behavior and psyche, allowed him to analysis his own family who endured a life of blue-collar community. Rose was willing to expose his childhood life to express the complexity of such jobs, and also to clarify that those jobs contain much more than just the physical aspects of
Although it is idealized as "the salt of the earth", there is an inconsistence that workers are prevented from joining this field by family members (n.p). Being thought to be no-brain work, the author argued that trades turn out to require efforts, “metacognition”, and syllogism in order to “eliminate variables…The gap between theory and practice stretches out in front of you” (n.p). Alternately, those versatile hands both labor to provide others a nifty life, and challenges workers, enhances degrees of sense skills, and "cultivates different intellectual habits" (n.p). In addition, he assumed that mechanical jobs give opportunities to learn a valuable lesson in life: becoming responsible for self-actions. Socializing with other fellow workers and customers determines job-survival. Furthermore, the writer defined a good job as an ability to put employee 's best efforts and receive a fresh result; even an academic certificate cannot guarantee it. According to his experience in motor-repair, “The work is sometimes frustrating, but it is never irrational… I had made quite a bit more money. I also felt free and active, rather than confined and stultified”
People being educated can be a great influence to people in today’s society. Charles Murray believe that a college degree is like a “a price ticket for employees”. The two reasons Murray says is that “employees do not value what students learned, just that the student has a degree” the other reason is “employees do not even look at applicants who have no college degree”. College is beneficial and plays a big part because we can gain more knowledge and learn how to be a responsible young adult and about our own
We as a society are manipulated by the idea that a college education will fix all of our problems and allow us to pursue a successful life. In the essay “College In America” by Caroline Bird mentions that a college education is not the best choice for all high school graduates because it leads to the assumption that a college education is the only possible way to establish one’s identity in society. Although college is the staple after graduating high school not all sustain the qualities it takes to succeed in the intellectual work given and some career fields do not have a connecting relationship to a college education reminding us that even though these claims are based in the 1970s it is still relevant in today’s society.
Braaksma did an excellent job in giving examples to articulate his point of view. Several statements in his essay stood out: "For me, and probably many of my fellow students, higher education always seemed like a foregone conclusion: I never questioned if I was going to college, just where. No other options ever occurred to me." (Braaksma 2005). This choice of words shows that Braaksma never understood the opportunities that he 'd been afforded. while working with others on the line he realized how fortunate he and his peers have been. Another sentence that helps highlight his conclusion is: "The things that factory work has taught me--how lucky I am to get an education, how to work hard, how easy it is to lose that work once you have it--are by no means earth-shattering. Everyone has to
In the article, The World Might be Better Off Without College for Education, written by Bryan Caplan, explains how people do not apply what they learned in college into their actual jobs. He mainly focuses his argument on people who are deciding if they want to go to college or not because he is expressing if going to college is actually worth the money being spent. Through the use of rhetorical strategies like testimony, statistics, exemplification, and authority they help the audience have a clearer understanding of his argument.
In the passage of “should everyone go to college”, the authors, Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill argue on the question of whether college is the best choice for everyone and they make their argument very effective by adding detailed points within it. Some points that the authors make are the ideas of rate and variation of the return of education. Looking at the ideas and examples will show how the authors used them to make their argument effective.
This increase in automation has also allowed companies to produce more because these sophisticated machines can work faster and more precisely than people or even prior machines can. Davison first interviews Maddie. She tells him her life story: She was a good student, but got pregnant at the end of high school and could not afford both college and childcare. She tells Davidson how she would love to move up in the company and work in an office to design parts, not press buttons to make them. She wants to be able to buy her own home and take family vacations. She also is afraid of losing her job because she realizes that she can’t work her way up from her job since she has not learned to create complex computer programs like the skilled factory workers can. Davidson adds that “it feels cruel to point out all the Level-2 concepts Maddie doesn’t know.” The reader feels sorry for Maddie that she seems to have no way to achieve her goals in life and is stuck making $13 an hour until her job is eliminated which likely will occur when the cost of the machine to do her job drops in price or shipping fragile items becomes more
In his Essay “Are too many people going to college,” first published in a 2008 issue of AEI, Charles Murray explores many insights onto the topic of furthering education as well as exploring various other options to pursue after high school. Who exactly would think that too many people are going to college? Well with more and more students flooding campuses at the end of every school year and less and less going into trade schools, a shift in the job market is just beginning to be seen on the horizon. Charles Murray’s essay “Are too many people going to college” shows that not only are there other avenues to pursue a potential life long career, but that much of the time pursuing these avenues may offer better results for some wanting to go to college.