When students take more dual enrollment courses, it becomes trouble-free to enter into life after college because it gives “first-hand exposure to the requirements of college-level work while gaining high school and college credit simultaneously” (Bailey et al. 8). Students who have secured their future with classes before college are more likely to be prepared in college and going into the real world. Not only will educational classes help the students, but also a variety of elective
In the article it talks about how college does not prepare you for work life but college teaches how to do a specific job. I agree with Harbowski statement because in today’s world of work many companies require you to have a degree, whether it is a bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree. It is true that not all jobs require you to have a degree but, the jobs that do not require a college degree are also the jobs that are more likely to lay those off who do not have a college but do obtain a high school diploma. Others may say that you can make a good living working at job with only a high school diploma. Although, that may be true studies have also shown that you have to work harder than others to get to that comfortable living place and college graduates are much more likely to be employed and earn more than those with a high school diploma.
Community college is a place to start fresh. Low high school grades or SAT or ACT scores will not carry as much weight when applying to a four-year university if you do well as community college. Taking developmental classes, such as lower-level math, science, or English courses, can make up for poor grades you received in high school. Admissions counselors at four-year universities like to see you overcome your problems and bettering
Part of the college experience is about meeting people, making friends; but even this isn’t for everybody. If anyone even tries to go to a school that is outside their socioeconomic class than they are at such a large disadvantage for making friends with anyone. Bobby Allyn wrote an article about his experience as a working class man going to a very prestigious college. Allyn says in his article, “College is supposed to be a time of self-reinvention, when students discover who they are and decide on career paths. But for me, it has been a time of social readjustment.” When it come to the social aspect of College, students are forced to stick to their social class which is a complete dice roll for if the College selection is good or not.
With great detail, it provides an accurate perspective of the education experience one might expect from a university and from a community college. Furthermore, I felt the essay contrasts the old style college experience with modern day community college life in a way that reminds us not every college student has the privilege of being able to afford to attend an expensive 4-year university. When Addison talks about how the college experience Perlstein describes is that of “his own nostalgia,” I also felt that that Perlstein’s experience is no longer indicative of the modern educational experience that students obtain today at the many community colleges (1). I would have to agree with Addison’s statement, “My guess, reading between the lines, is that Mr. Perlstein has never set foot in an American community college”
For instance, Daniel Arndt suggests that being less likely to get employed, liberal arts graduates seem to find themselves in a difficult financial situation right after college. They cannot pay off the expensive colleges in which they studied to get a job and they cannot get a job because of the expensive college they chose. This vicious circle makes Liberal Arts Colleges seem to be too expensive for the quality of education it offers. The broad knowledge these institutions provide are only useful in terms of life, while one should have the ability to do a specific task in terms of their jobs. With the development of the Internet anyone has access to information which makes liberal arts institutions outdated.
In fact, one of the central purposes of this essay is to encourage individuals to get a college education. For pupils wanting to attend college, there is FAFSA a government assistance to assist with low-income undergraduates attending college. A numerous of low-income undergraduates often become in debt attempting to acquire a degree from a four-year college. Meanwhile, I coincide with the Should Everyone Go to College? piece.
To most people the college they attend is very important. Whether it is for family reasons, financial reasons, or maybe it is just a college they are most interested in. What if the large selection of public colleges were taken away? The central issue in this paper is that public colleges should only have specific majors that will help students in the future (business, medicine..ect), while private colleges should only have broader majors in fine arts. Public colleges should offer courses in fine arts as well because, the enrollment of students will increase, students will have a fair choice at what school they want to attend without a limited selection, and it will be a better experience.
Senior year should be built around classes that will benefit them in the long run, instead of taking classes that they do not need. For example, you do not have to go to college to be a contractor, but you do need a highschool diploma. Which means that you could take classes that would be better for you in the future, Like construction classes, math classes that are just for contracting commodities. On the other hand, some students that do want to pursue a degree in college, can take classes based on their said classes. Usually, seniors are not the ones making dinner, doing taxes, laundry or going grocery shopping.
The most common is the bigger classroom, the student will usually be on their own and the teacher will not spend that much time with them because of the tremendous amount of other students that they have. Many people would like smaller classes because it would work in favor of them but it is up the person looking to be a potential student to choose what type of class they
Students who attend junior colleges have more freedom to choose when they take their classes because day, night, and sometimes weekend classes are available. This opens up the chance to save money by having a part time job while attending college. Although students can also work while attending a university, when attending a community college students do not live in an official college town and are more likely to find a job in their community. Universities tend to have a harder work load than community colleges and attendance is required unlike some community colleges. This makes it harder to have work commitments.