“Is College the best option why or why not discusses the controversial issue of whether college is important or not. On one hand, while some argue that college is very important. Stephanie Owens and Isabel Sawhill writers of article “Should Everyone Go to College” asserts that we may be doing a disservice by telling all young people that college is the best option. Owens feels that college may be of service to some people, but not the best option for everyone. In my opinion, the author is stating that all the statistics should be laid out for the student and left up to them to decide if they are interested in pursuing college.
Starting in fifth grade, we are told that college is the ultimate path to success. Going to college would lead us to a good job, high earnings, and success in life. In middle and high school, the walls were plastered with posters and signs like “WHY GO TO COLLEGE?’ or “COLLEGE = SUCCESS” and many college memorabilia. Our counselors were the biggest crusaders for students heading to college: they often urged us to go to college, to take AP classes, and to take the SAT. Part of being able to critically think is having “flexibility or open-mindedness, which is an attitude marked with the willingness to consider new options, try things a new way, and reconsider old problems” (Verlinden, 2005, p. 22).
In order to be successful in college students should to choose a career they are passionate about, get to class on time, and study. Finding a career that someone is passionate about can be tough. Although it can come easy to a lot people. Some people know exactly what career they want when graduating from high school. Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman said to make sure when choosing a major take all the general education such as math, reading, and science.
Trade schools offer a huge amount programs to further your life without college. Yes, college is the top option when you finish high school because with a college degree you have a larger chance of continuing your career in your chosen major is what teachers, adults, and parents explain to students. Then, again, it’s not a 100 % chance you have a job after college. When there’s a large amount of “middle-skill” jobs you can qualify for without a four-year college degree. Most middle-skill jobs are culinary, cosmetology, carpentry, graphic design, and electrician.
Going to College is a big decision but ultimately one that can make a huge, and helpful impact on your life. I am interested in going to college myself because when I was growing up it was always a known fact that I would go to college on day, there was never any question about it. My family always encouraged learning more and going on to a higher education, which is one reason that I want to go to college, because it is always what I have been taught, to further my education. Another reason that I want to go to college, and that was discussed in the readings was the fact that college will help out with opportunities later in life. Its even hard to get a job without a college education anymore, or at least a good paying job for that much.
The general argument made by author Charles Murray in his article, “Are too many people go to college,” is that the college is not necessary for everyone. More specifically, the Murray argues that students who went to school should have learned the core knowledge they will learn in the college. He writes, “ K-8 are the right years to teach the core knowledge, and the effort should get off to a running start in elementary school” (236). In this passage, Murray is suggesting that start teaching the core knowledge in elementary school until high school is better than to spend money and more time to the college. It is not important to go to college.
Because of the subjects I like it will be difficult to find a job that fits those goals. My goal in high school was to do my best, so that I can apply to many colleges. I wanted to meet the requirements for admission for as many schools as possible. This will give me more options for applying to different schools. On my application I will be able to talk about my community service through the school and Boy Scouts.
As a college student, I am always keeping myself updated with different new university policies because many policies are impacting my college life. Although many policies are impacting me in school, college tuition is the most important to me. The increase of college tuition at U.C and CSU will cause many problems for students. The school administration thinks that is the time to increase student tuition, but students will not benefit from the increase. Therefore, my paper will offer a utilitarian evaluation of the recent CSU and UC increase in tuition, it will show that said policy is unethical from a business and social standpoint.
The goals are that I must go to college, learn as much as I can, and do what I love to do for the rest of my life. In my mind, the difference between a job and a career is if I went to college. The outcome of going to college will bring me that much closer to obtaining a career. So yes, college is expensive. However, by working hard, being persistent, and striving for success, the cost will only be a miniscule problem because of the outcome.
This essay is about all the reasons you should attend, and why it’s worth all of your hard- earned money. Some might say, “Is a college degree really worth it?” The answer to that question would be yes, and it turns out Larry Gordon, a contact reporter, agrees as well when he said: “No one questions that college can be a life-changing experience intellectually and socially.” But, pushing aside all of the lifelong friends you’ll make, and the career path you’ll soon find once attending, having a college degree can also be a statement. Some jobs don’t require a degree, but most well-paying jobs