There is an ample amount of information that leads people to believe that college is a great choice. In Source F, it is shown that, “Adults who graduated from a four-year college believe that, on average, they are earning $20,000 more a year as a result of having gotten that degree. Adults who did not attend college believe that, on average they are earning $20,000 a year less as a result.” Also, provided in Source F, “...55% say it [college] was very useful in helping them prepare for a job or career.” While these statistics are true, the negatives still outweigh the positives.
Is college worth the money? This has been a question asked by millions of high school seniors, current college students, graduates, and parents across the United States. Many argue that it opens more doors over those who chose not to attend while others argue that we send too many students all while increasing the national student loan debt. Author Marty Nemko argues in his article, “We Send too Many Students to College,” that too many students are pushed to go to college. Nemko assumes that those reading his article are parents questioning if college is the right decision for their child.
Students should think carefully about their choice of major if they want a good return on investment for their college degree. In their reading, For Some, College May Not be a Smart Investment, Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill maintains that, “According to Census’s calculations, the lifetime earnings of an education or arts major working the service sector are actually lower than the average lifetime earnings of a high school graduate," (p. 5, 2013). Basically, Owen and Sawhill are claiming that a person with an arts major is making, on average, less than a person with only a high school graduate degree. People need to be careful about what they are reading on the internet and how often they read on the internet. In his writing Is Google
Easy access to a large collection of books and companionship used to be necessary to provide a good learning environment, but as time passes all of these things will be available online thus reducing the need for students to go to a physical college. The time required to go to a physical four year college is also a burden on many students. Instead of taking your classes online and having a large number of options on when you take your classes, students are forced to follow a set schedule of classes depending on when they are offered for a much larger cost than an online college. Four year colleges are losing their appeal as more and more things become available online. However, that is not the only issue with the current educational
In “Are Too Many People Going to College?”, Charles Murray writes, “Today, if you do not get a B.A., many people assume it is because you are too dumb or too lazy” (253). Basically, Murray is chastising the social norm for a young adult to get a college degree. Though I concede that expectations to go to college put on by counselors, parents, and the media are way too much, I still insist that everyone should be able to go to college regardless as it is financially beneficial and provides a unique perspective of the world. Although Murray puts up a good defense of how America infatuation with a college degree can lead to a class disparity, the author lacks the practicality of Core Knowledge, consideration of how a college education has its intrinsic and monetary merits that students can get by completing a degree, and an opposing view that a college degree does not necessarily lessen the
MOOCs or massive open online courses are online classes with many users and is said to be the future of education. This and many other things are said in The Year of the MOOC by Laura Pappano which talks of the advantages and disadvantages of MOOCs. I was asked to decide which candidate of Mendoza, Gregory, and Gallagher and I felt that all of them were qualified for it but Mendoza would do great in a MOOC because she will be more suited for it, she wants to walk a different path than most, and she can learn more about her culture from MOOCs. Mendoza definitely seems to not need to college for a degree as she hasn’t specified a job she wants to go into needing one which is important because as Pappano has stated that their are no rewards
Henry Bienen, president emeritus of Northwestern University disagrees with the premise that too many kids go to college. To support his opinion, he says that we should not use the anecdotal records of those select few like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, no matter how compelling, to generalize about the population as a whole. He professes that the argument about too many people going to college was made in the 70’s and was wrong then, and it is still wrong. He asserts that we now have lots more information and studies to support why it is wrong.
People argue that if community college becomes free, students won’t be as motivated to go. They assume that students will slack off and won’t care enough to even try. According to the article, “Should College Be Free? Pros, Cons, and Alternatives” it mentions how some people are opposed to free college tuition because they believe students will lose interest.
A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course that helps prepare college students for college. The article “ The Year of the MOOC” by Laura Pappano. It is about an online course that helps students be prepare students in the subjects they need help in. It is like an online tutor that is free. The article “ I Couldn’t Imagine wanting to Dye my Hair Blond ” by Christina Mendoza.
In the article, “The Year of the MOOC”, Laura Pappano describes the future of education as open online courses. In the college essay “Chunky Peanut Butter” by James Gregory his writing shows characteristics that makes him equipped for the open online courses. The characteristics are leadership, being open-minded, and always being prepared to any work given to him. These traits is why I think he is the most capable for MOOC.
Many people dream of a life filled with riches, but that dream is hard to obtain without a college degree. It is somewhat ironic how people dream of being a successful student and going to college but the cost of tuition turns that dream into a horrible nightmare. It is not a shock to most people when they that college tuition is expensive, but in the past few years it has increased to an all-time high. Lower and middle class students have now begun to realize that college tuition is holding them away from their dreams. Even though college tuition could provide opportunities for job creation and economic growth, tuition is not affordable for the average American household which in effect, prohibits students from taking opportunities like going to college in the first place.
Rhetorical Analysis on “Should everyone go to College?” People always wonder if college is worth it and if the amount made after college outweighs the cost it takes to get into college. Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill provide an effective argument by saying that for most it is wise to go to college because of the Rate of return that college yields and the Variation in the Return to Education. (Page. 208-218)
People may start out serious with the course nonetheless when they get use to matters or have trouble many take to cheating and think no one will know. Then there is logos or the logic, he explains factors that many know to be true. For example, the fact that online courses are a more affordable and accessible way for people to “educate” themselves when everyone is so busy. With the technology that has developed in the world and how fast things change, it is only logical that we think this along with these classes having gained