For some people with a high school education is just enough for them. They don't want to go through the struggle of college. Some go to college when they're older, others go to their career right after high school. College is valuable for everyone and it is a very important part of your education. With college you don't just study for a career, you study for something that you would like to do for your life.
College: Is It Worth It? As a student in high school, the pressure of figuring out what I want to do in the future is real. The idea of growing up and getting a college education seems to be always in the back of my mind and it is hard. What if I don’t want to go to college? It’s hard to even think about that seeing as not going to college is often seen as lazy and irresponsible, but should it be seen that way?
As a child all throughout our life we are told that going to college will guarantee us a successful future. By successful many people mean that your secured a job after graduating and you will not have to struggle in life as much as people who didn’t go to college. But what if actually going to college may not guarantee you a successful future? Many college students after graduating are unemployed. Also, going to college can be a very expensive cost.
Attending college right after high school or waiting to attend has no right or wrong answer. It would depend on the individual situation. It not only will have to do with some may not being academically prepared to attend college but not having the financial resources necessary to enroll. I went to college right away, my husband worked for about ten years out of high school before deciding to attend college. If you can transition well to a college environment right out of high school, then that might be the path for you.
Throughout the essay, Charles Murray stresses the idea that college is the wonderland of finding oneself and to find the career that one would want to follow for the rest of their lives. “College is seen as the open sesame to a good job and a desirable way for adolescents to transition to adulthood. Neither reason is as persuasive as it first appears.” Murray, C (2008) Practically spoken, this is not normally the case. College is a fair amount of work, much more work than one would normally acquire through any course of a high school or secondary school setting. In no way saying that the average student cannot meet the requirement and achieve success over the amounted work, it would also be ridiculous to expect every graduate
1 Many kids graduate school wondering what college they want to go to and if they want to spend so much money on it. Though some people think that college isn’t worth it I’d like to respectfully disagree. I think that college is worth it. The evidence I have behind my reasoning is that people with a diploma that are not going to college won’t be able to experience amazing social gatherings than people with a degree, and people with a diploma make less money than people with a degree. 2 First, people with a diploma that are not going to college won’t be able to experience amazing social gatherings than people with a college degree.
There are a lot of people who make money without being a professional athlete. A lot of people don't know that you may not make it into the NBA or the NFL. So if they don’t make it into the pros they have their college degree to fall back on. It's a high risk or injury in professional sports, and an athlete's career is at jeopardy and it's good to have something to fall back on if something were to happen. You can do a lot with a college degree.
College Education is necessary for a successful life In order to have a successful life, you must go to college. As a high school student they are deciding on what the next to do in the future. They either chose to go to the military, go to work, or go to college, but they don’t chose to go to college because it cost too much, and the courses will be hard. The best way to have a successful life is a college education. When you are in school, you are thinking on what to do in college, and what classes to take.
This battles have gone on for many years and many more to come. The perception of the education system make us think that a university is the only way to go but community college is a great alternative. Attending a four year university wouldn’t be seen as the easiest task. With the high tuition fees, a four year is unattainable for us. Although financial aid gives you some help but it only covers a small portion.
In the articles “Stop Scaring Students” by Devorah Lieberman and “College Is a Waste of Time and Money” by Caroline Bird, the authors debate the value of college education. This topic is vital to a college student's success because the articles may help mold their decisions. While Lieberman and Bird’s opinions may differ, they share a common interest- to educate students on their options after high school. In “Stop Scaring Students”, Devorah Lieberman argues that a college education is still a valuable investment in today’s world. First, Lieberman accuses some news agencies of “short sighted reporting”, meaning that these news outlets are only giving one side of the overall story, which intimidates potential college students.
Do I think college is right for everyone? No. However, I do see the value college has to offer. Though, you might not be able to make much more per hour, than say an employee with a high school education. But, college allows you to get the job before the applicant without the degree does.
When college searching, most prospective students dream of attending a large, beautiful campus; they do not take into consideration how much money their dream school cost. This simple mistakes leads to thousands of adults drowning in college loans years after earning their degree. Attending a community college easily solves the problem by helping students who want to reach their goal of earning a degree without the outrageous cost of universities. Junior colleges are more economical than universities because they are more convenient, less expensive, and less demanding. Because community colleges are more conveniently located than an university, avoiding extra cost becomes easier by commuting.
College tuition today is making students feel like the only way they will be successful after college is if they were already wealthy before they started college. Students feel like they are sacrificing their futures by getting a higher education. Instead of going into college with a positive mindset, they worry about how they will be able to pay back their student loans. There are plenty of students who need to take out multiple loans just to pay for one semester of college. The majority of students who have older family members didn’t have to experience the struggle that students have to face when it comes to tuition prices today.
Without these numerous factors that vary vastly among different colleges and universities one simply may not assume every student that finances a loan goes into long term debt. College admission may be a hard decision when it comes down to price. Many other students fail to attend their dream school due to the financial struggle. Ultimately there are students that pay the full price for admission no matter what the cost just to attend their dream school. To many students college is worth the price for admission.
People in America probably feel like they have no future if they don’t get into college, they won 't get the job they want and their parents will feel disappointed in their children, the students will have a bad life most people think. In Sweden, we are too lucky about living here that we don’t realize that, even when people tell us we don’t care, not that many people have their highest expectations about getting into college, because there is always next year, and actually quite easy to get into college. In Sweden, many kids have their lives handed to them for free, but in the U.S, the students have to work hard to get a good life and pay a high price for it. In the documentary the students didn’t have very high-tech phones or computers, they didn’t use Facebook or like any other social media, they texted, emailed and called, but no real social medias. In Sweden, we practically need to use social Medias to get to know people nowadays, it is uncommon to get to know someone in the old fashion ways of living like I for example do.