“The price tag on college makes frequent headlines, but the price tag on shortfalls in participation and success in higher education does not(Baum 5). Getting a degree will help students find a good career after they graduate. When students achieve their degree jobs they apply for are more willing to pay them a higher salary. Going to college gives students excellent social skills and health benefits for themselves. Many people say that college is a swindle and foolish, but when going and graduating from college provides no struggles in finding a career, high-paying salaries, along with health and social benefits people need to look more into going.
Graff says street smarts offer more life skills than the education provided in school. In other words, you can be smart without being highly educated because knowledge goes beyond academics. He grew up thinking he was anti-intellectual because his writing skills were not great about the topics he’s expected to write in school. Graff describes how sports helped him excel in academics and discover his hidden intellectualism. He believes ‘’Making students’ nonacademic interests of an object study is useful, the, for getting students’ attention and overcoming their boredom and alienation, but this tactic won’t in itself necessarily move them close to an rigorous treatment of those interests.’’ (Graff 400) By allowing students express their nonacademic interests in schoolwork then students will be more interested and motivated to do well in school.
There have been arguments on whether college writing should be a mandatory class for college students. Better grammar and better communication skills are just a few reasons why college writing is an important class for students and should be made mandatory across the United States of America. In society today many people don’t see the bigger picture and they settle for “good”, but they shouldn’t only focus on how good something is but how it can be improved and made better. I believe that practicing writing forces you to always try to improve and that could potentially help our country economy and help us grow intellectually. Some student argue that college writing is very similar to high school writing and that’s why they think it is unnecessary to take a writing class in college.
Society needs people to fill all kinds of roles. People who might not be able to afford going to college nor have any interest in going to college do the things they love even without the aid of an education. Despite, college educated people are unlikely to be unemployed. And having a degree is not just about economic advantages. People with college degrees have more potential to be satisfied with their jobs.
First, receiving a better education will help you get a better job and have life skills. A common argument against this position is you don’t need a college education to have good life skills, but “74% say their college education was very useful in helping them grow intellectually; 69% say it was very useful in helping them grow and mature as a person; and 55% say it was very useful in helping prepare them for a job or career(Pew Social & Demographic Trends).” Having a better education will improve learning and working in a career. Almost half of people think a college education is just as important as knowing how to
Admittedly, David Suzuki wrote his essay at a time when education budgets were in better shape than they are today, and he certainly makes an excellent point that educators should respect their students and appeal to their interests. Nevertheless, his argument for sex education in the schools clearly needs further thinking. In spite of Suzuki’s strong ethos and persuasive use of pathos, he needs a stronger use of logos to make an argument here. The best he can hope for is to get his audience’s attention – then it is up to them to see if and how his ideas should be implemented in the
Even if the student has some amazing talents, they would not be considered for the job if they have a low GPA. With a good GPA, recruiters will consider that students resume longer than the social butterfly with low grades. Once a person has suitable education and academics, social life will automatically follow because education gives students opportunities to form relationships with professors, teaching assistants, and their peers. These connections can be an advantage when the student transitions from the Student World to the Job
The first is that there has been a general criticism on the impact of technology on writing capabilities of student. However, Lunsford established that technology did not affect writing negatively but only helped in taking it to a different step. She established that students are involved in writing activities more than the case would be in the past. But of great importance was that the written content was quite different. While students in the past focused on academic writing, the young generation at this age is more interested on the audience and why they write to the audience.
My reflection over “The Economic Guide to Picking a College Major” by Ben Casselman is overall good. It made me open my eyes about my life and what I'm going to do for my career. Also made me realize that getting a degree doesn’t automatically guarantee me a good paying job. I learned to go for something that you know you can graduate doing; however, if you like to have a challenge go for something high paying. The most popular jobs are usually the lowest paying jobs.
Because some companies are specifically looking for college graduates for their new employees, students automatically assume that college education is required to be financially stable in the future. In the human society, money is important, and is necessary. People do work because not only they need money in order to live but also most people's life goals are to make enough money to spend for some luxury, or for their children. That is why being a millionaire is considered as a success by people. They have achieved most people's life goal: being rich and not worrying about money.
Some may not realize that there are other options that might work out better for them besides college. Typically college is a pretty set way of making a decent salary, but there is still a “one in seven chance of out-earning the median college student” (JP). Also, there are some great successes that did not receive a degree such as these autodidacts, Bill Gates and Leonardo de Vinci. These autodidacts were self-made through auto-didacticism. Auto-didacticism allows the opportunity for people to become more financially independent from employers (Olsen).
Although schools may enjoy all of the new materials, they may forget that corporate sponsorships in high schools can make teens’ way of thinking more dependant on advertisements. Being able to buy new, updated textbooks would mean that students can have accurate information without having to use a technological device. Current textbooks would also mean that students would not have to worry about outdated information, or being wrong about an event that has changed since the publication date of