Advantages And Disadvantages Of Going Straight To College Essay

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Going straight to college out of high school is very controversial, because of the benefits and the disadvantages.This has been a big debate among students who are getting out of high school and trying to make an important decision about what they want to do in life. Two high school graduates (Mike and Sue) are talking about what they are job going to do when they get out of high school. Mike says that he is going to college to get a good for himself after college. Sue disagrees and says that she is going straight into the workforce to make money right away.

Mike: Going to College straight out of high school is the best way to go, because it gives your life a huge jumpstart to a future career. Workers with a Bachelor 's degree earned an average of $464 per week more than workers with only a high school diploma. (Brady) Just 2.7% of workers with a Bachelor’s degree are facing unemployment, compared to the 5.2% of workers with only a high school diploma. (Brady) Seventy-seven percent of workers with a postgraduate degree and 60% of workers with a Bachelor’s degree believe their job gives them a sense of identity, versus just 38% of those with a high school diploma. (Brady) Going to College is so beneficial to your future life, that you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to miss this valuable option.

Sue:
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By the time you’ve finished high school, you’ve been a student for over 12 years, which means that you haven’t really experienced the real world yet. (Brower) Students aren’t ready for the academic side of college. You are expected to do more reading, write longer papers, and take longer finals. (Brower) College is expensive, and if you’re the one paying for it, starting right after high school may be difficult. (Brower) College is a very special thing, but graduating high school and going straight to college may not be the best option for

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