“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.
Have you ever wondered whether a writer’s voice and the standard rules of academic writing can exist on the same page? According to Dr. Debra Pena, English Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and Mathew Teorey, English Professor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and the author of "Using Freshman Composition to Analyze What Students Really Know about Grammar", a writer’s voice and the process of academic writing can exist on the same page (Personal Communications February 13, 2017, Teorey 2). However, my first essay in Freshman Composition II was a Classical Argument on “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE): Is it the New Death Sentence for Future Athletes Playing Sports in America?”
1. In chapter three, drug dealers living with their moms, the main argument is brought into light by economist, John Kenneth Galbraith. He makes the statement that “We associate truth with convenience” (86) and composes the phrase “conventional wisdom”(86). This phrase is the author's main line of reasoning, and it paves the way for the main argument; that individuals are easily able to manipulate information and statistics, for the incentive of better benefiting themselves. If certain information sounds valid, the public will usually, not question or doubt the information because it is socially impolite to question.
The reason why this is a strength it shows the author has a general understanding of the topic as well as debunking critics who may assume that she has no experience in the matter. According to The Longman Reader Ethos “Refers to a writer’s reliability or credibility” (683). This is needed when trying to persuade your audience, because readers will agree with your point of view if they think that you have some sort of credentials on the matter or
Reading Commentary My first source is an article from the Daily Mirror dated from the 31/08/15. The Mirror is a well known newspaper so I considered it to be a reliable source, however it is very biased. The writer uses large amounts of ‘emotive language’ and only comment on one point of view as they include no counter arguments due to the writers only regarding one side of the argument in attempt to persuade the reader to agree with their ideas prevent the reader from making their own.
While Kern admits that this is a completely valid point, a better argument would be that college teaches a student most importantly how to learn, not what to learn. This distinction matters because, as Kern states that, conversely to what students who consistently label particular subjects like the ones related to liberal arts as useless may think, every branch of knowledge has it’s value and entails a unique learning
In my own opinion, Homeboy is an exceptional narrative, in which Malcolm X expresses his struggle of “self-degradation” (McQuade 181). Although I was not interested in an essay about a man’s hairstyle, I quickly learn that this essay is about much more. Elements throughout this essay enticed me to continue reading and enjoy the substance of what I was reading. The relatable aspect of changing to fit in, exceptional characters, content that makes me think are a hand full of reason I liked this essay.
The authors’ emphasis on “on average” is very effective at showing how their point makes sense and why it should be taken into consideration. I found the way that the authors focused on the minority more than the majority was skillfully effective at showing how some career paths do not require a college education and that the return in investment would not be worth the cost. Throughout their argument I found the writers to mostly use Logos and Ethos in their writing. The Logos is evident by the way they use statistics and the Ethos by how they state telling someone the only way to be successful is to go to college is a disservice. This is effective at making the reader think about how this should affect the decision of going to college and whether they should push someone to go to
The article Critical Race Theory: An Introduction did a great job explaining in detail what critical race theory was. Offering Jean Harris personal experience, made the reader understand the limited amount of minority readings. Although it lacked information concerning the relationship CRT had to other previous movements and philosophers. Aside from this, the article did fulfill its purpose of informing readers of the origins of CRT and how it was a stepping stone for future developments and movements. The article WHITE PRIVILEGE, COLOR AND CRIME: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT, is an important article concerning whiteness.
Although Rick Perlstein and Liz Addison both wrote their article with the same purpose of appealing to the readers’ sense of emotion, credibility
Her weakness is her thesis and how she does not follow by her argument. Warren on the other hand does have a thesis and fulfills his purpose on his essay. Warren’s article was logical and kept the reader engaged in his article. The author gave good evidence that provided a human resource to find out the link between media coverage and “copycat” shootings. (Warren).
This summary is about Linda Lee’s essay “The Case against College”. Lee has several great points about life and how college isn’t for everybody. Lee feels strongly that not everyone needs to attend college and get a degree. Throughout the essay Lee is knowledgeable on the information and data she is mentioning. She does a great job at answering questions that came to mind when reading the essay.
Christina Funk, junior, established a new organization that will benefit incoming freshman and returning students in their academics, student involvement, and social life. Funk’s organization, Students4Students was created in the beginning of August and has already over 50 official members in this organization. Students4Students consist of mentors known as Wolves and mentees known was Pups. Mentors must have attended University of West Georgia for a least a year and obtain a 2.7 GPA or higher. Most mentees are freshman who would like guidance during their first year of college.
Many have strong opinions on this topic because of safety concerns and reasons. Although the authors are using the Rogerian method to persuade you and help you understand their point of view. Shemtob and Lat’s essay on executions being televised was very persuading and effective based on their great use of Rogerian writing style. As a matter of fact, the authors used the Rogerian method in their thesis.