College Tuition Problem

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A college education is a necessity in our society today and the ever rising cost of college tuition is a problem everyone has to deal with, because it does not just affect students, it affects everyone. The high cost of tuition has economic, social, and national ramifications. These ramifications affect America as a nation, and each and every citizen who lives there.
The trouble with tuition is tuition causes a lot of trouble for everyone. One of these troubles is that it makes it harder for students to get into or stay in college. More and more students cannot afford the education they need (Heuvel 1). As these students get priced out of university they generally have two options, attend a community college or drop out (Samuels 1). Community
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In Illinois the average cost of college tuition is $16,448 (“College Costs” 1). That is $3,182 more than the U.S. average (“College Costs” 1). This means that fewer students will want to or will be able to attend school here in central Illinois. Fewer students mean less people spending money in our community, less people buying groceries, clothes, and other things. Also students going to university here in central Illinois are more likely to graduate with student loan debt. This debt causes students who attend college here to be less likely to spend their money because they need to save it to pay off their debts. The increased debt, then, causes our economy to worsen. This also means that graduates in central Illinois are less likely to buy a home or car, things that would boost our…show more content…
These two sources were “College Costs in Illinois” and “Is a College Education Worth It?” They both used logos, because they wanted to provide their readers with the facts. They also both had ethos, “College Costs in Illinois” had ethos because its information came from the U.S. Department of Education. “Is a College Education Worth I?” had ethos because it provides reliable sources for all of its information and its sources vary. Both of those sources provide their readers with only reliable facts so as to allow them to come to their own decisions. My source "Why All Public Higher Education Should Be Free" the author talks about how tuition costs make it hard for students to attend college and how higher education makes for a happier society, this information is meant to persuade the audiences emotions, that is how the author uses pathos. The author has ethos because he was published in the Huffington Post and knows a lot about college because he is the president of the UCLA university council, each of these things makes him appear trustworthy. Also the author creates logos by providing the audience with facts about the problems caused by tuition costs and the benefits of free higher education. All of this makes the article persuasive because it uses all the persuasive appeals well and creates a well-researched, well-written article. In my last source, "Free college? We can afford it," all three persuasive appeals
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