Based on both essays, I would have to say that community colleges are essential for people who need an education at a lower cost from the classes to books. Some colleges however teach complicated courses that have really nothing to do with a major, but is still required in order to get a degree and that college experience of fun and hard work is just gone according with Perlstein’s essay. Community education is key factor for specific career areas that could help people gain the necessary education without the extra elective credits that students would pay for even if it has nothing to do with what kind of job they want. Addison’s essay is my favorite out of the two because it uses the good point’s in Perlstein’s essay and bringing it into hers and to help prove her point about two year colleges getting their recognition they deserve for excellent education and inexpensive, yet effective methods to help people who can’t afford a regular college without extreme
Community College Today In the essay “Two Years Are Better Than Four,” Liz Addison, gives her viewpoint on higher education and why community college is important. She compares the learning experience at two-year community colleges to that of 4-year universities. Throughout her essay, Addison expresses her opinions on why community colleges are in many ways a better choice for many students. Addison begins her essay by referencing the opinions of Rick Perlstein and his idea that “College as America used to understand it is coming to an end,” by stating that “It mattered so much to him that he never got over his four years at the University of Privilege” (1). Additionally, Addison talks about how the college experience Perlstein describes is that of “his own nostalgia,” and isn’t indicative of the modern educational experience that students obtain today at the many community colleges (1).
As long as you are eligible and meet the requirements you will receive a scholarship to help pay for your college. In order to sign up for this, you must be in middle school and turn in the paperwork. In order to be eligible you will need to fulfill the scholarship pledge which is, graduate with a 2.0 GPA or higher in high school, have no felony conviction, apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA or WASFA, This form will help not just students but their guardians as well. If this program is to encourage students who might not consider college because of the cost to dream big, it would help parents as well. For example, a parent may worry it's their fault for holding their children back, but since college bound is here, their anxiety can be reduced.
As President, Bernie Sanders plans to make college education free for all students. There are many students that only graduate from high school and then cannot afford to attend college to get a higher education. Then there are those students who do attend, but spend most of their lives paying off their school debt. Bernie intends to achieve this by first making tuition free at public colleges and universities. It’s not an impossible thing to accomplish seeing as how other countries have found a way to offer free college, which encourages students to attend since they don’t have to pay.
Is going to college worth it? Is going to college really that important? Some people would say “You have to go to college to get a good job and succeed in life.” I disagree, feel that going to college is worth it if you’re willing and determined to put in the money, time, effort, and if it will help you for your job when you get older. If you’re just going to college for the parties and to experience it but it won’t help you in actual life then don’t pay $60,000 to do that. You can do that for very cheap price in the actual world.
Motivational Speeches Monroe’s Motivated Sequence, which has five steps, is used to design a motivational speech to present change in behavior. In the following paragraph I will explain each step using getting nontraditional students to go to college. The attention step is where you would explain how you are never too old to achieve your goals. Online colleges make it easier to go back to school without having to leave family which I feel will get the audience’s attention. The need step is what the problems are with not going back to college such as it is always good to have a backup plan in case of tragedy, and most households need two people to have good paying jobs to survive.
Being able to present statistics to support ones argument is crucial to persuade a person’s audience in ones favor; this is something Delbanco does in his article and is an appeal to logos. Logos is an appeal to logic, and is a way of persuading an audience by reason. He hopes to use the appeal of logos in swaying people to acknowledging college is important in ones future by using reason. He continues to acknowledge the view from other’s perspectives and even shows statistics on the odds of earning a degree from one authority, he says, “If you are the child of a family making more than $90,000 per year, your odds of getting a BA by age 24 are roughly 1 in 2; if your parents make less than $35,000 your odds are 1 in 17” (Delbanco). This is another important stat to mention in an argument while addressing the
For example, when a senior in high school goes to college, that can wreck another person’s dream of becoming an accountant, for instance. When that one person doesn’t go to college, they will get an entry level job that can give them valuable skills to take into life. The non-graduates of college will learn important people skills that will guide them if they would want to go get a more advanced job. A lot of these skills, people learn in college. Because of that, people can get these skills for almost free.
I recently read an essay called “Should Everyone Go to College?” by Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill who write a great argument stating that going to college should depend on the situation instead of stating that everyone should go to college. Stephanie and Isabel go over the rate of return on education through graphs and statistics that show that those that go to college are often time more successful than those that go straight into a career. However, going to college should be dependent on the chosen career path more than anything else because some career paths do not require a college education. Also, the rate of return is a big thing to think about before committing to going to college because paying for college to go into a career that
From the three articles, Dweck’s mindset relates to me more compared to the two. Dweck an acclaimed educator, psychologist, and a professor, believes a person’s mindset is the most accurate measure of the future success. Dweck in the article shows best strategies that work for students in college under stress. Her strategies do show how students differ in school and what kind of student is best believed to graduate from college and have a stable career ahead. In her article, she first shows how college students differ by introducing the two types of mindset, the “fixed mindset” and the “growth mindset.” A fixed mindset is the one where the person believes that the someone’s personal qualities are carved in a stone, and the person who also always has an urgency to prove themselves over and over (6).