A child typically will not think about their life ahead. Although, they may not think about college, it is still there. Life ahead means acquiring a job to earn money for everything else and if one wants a well paying job in the future, college is the best option. College education is worth the cost because it forms a happier and heavier educated person, college is not as expensive as one may think, and the college pays for itself once there is a job to pay for it.
In his article “3 Reasons College Still Matters” author Andrew Delbanco attempts to convince his audience the reasons college is still important in order to obtain a high education, in this case three main reasons. He discusses many other’s points of view on college and why people think college is irrelevant to ones future career. People largely had similar reasons to why college is not important; the people who do not attend college mostly say that college is a waste of valuable time and or resources. Delbanco does indeed address these assumptions to why people think college is not important. His argument is aimed towards an audience of people that may consist of those like high school graduates looking to further their education in college
In the story “Grades and Money”. Steven Vogel, a college professor teaching philosophy at a small private college in the Midwest talks about students worrying about getting better grades, rather than learning the material. He discusses how back when he was in school students never talked about what their grade was in a class, and now that’s all kids talk about. He gives many examples of students being open about their grades. In the story he states “ openness about grades is probably healthier than the kind of highfalutin’ squeamishness we exhibited-but rather to explain the difficulty I feel in really understanding grades, in grasping what exactly they are and what they are for”. (Grades are Money pg2)
It also instills crucial skills like organization, self discipline and the ability to complete tasks from start to finish. In other words, college helps mold you into a more professional individual. Some may fear that they will attend four years of college but won’t graduate. In the article “Why College Isn’t for Everyone,” it’s simply stated that
Is college worth the cost? Is college important? A college education can open many opportunities to a person’s career. College will help prepare a person for a career in a particular field. College will also help a person succeed in the choice of their career, this is not available to people who don’t go to college. People who tend to go to college make more money than others, and are considered more employable. More and more jobs require some form of a college degree. College is worth the cost because in the end you will have a successful life.
Abraham Lincoln, our own sixteenth president once said, "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." The concept of going to college is an important subject in most people's lives. Family members and teachers have stressed the importance of furthering your education after high school for almost your whole educational career. A university experience is extremely beneficial in this world, broadening one's horizons to endless possibilities.
If anyone has ever went to high school, then they have heard about college. Everyone has a different point of view on the idea of college. Part of it depends on how someone was raised. If a person’s parent or guardian drilled the idea of college into your head, or if they told you ‘do what you want’ or ‘I don 't care’, or ‘You’re not going’. While college is great, there are other means of education.The value of college is a low because there are people who do not qualify for a college education, and also because there are other ways of post-secondary education other than college.
People being educated can be a great influence to people in today’s society. Charles Murray believe that a college degree is like a “a price ticket for employees”. The two reasons Murray says is that “employees do not value what students learned, just that the student has a degree” the other reason is “employees do not even look at applicants who have no college degree”. College is beneficial and plays a big part because we can gain more knowledge and learn how to be a responsible young adult and about our own
We as a society are manipulated by the idea that a college education will fix all of our problems and allow us to pursue a successful life. In the essay “College In America” by Caroline Bird mentions that a college education is not the best choice for all high school graduates because it leads to the assumption that a college education is the only possible way to establish one’s identity in society. Although college is the staple after graduating high school not all sustain the qualities it takes to succeed in the intellectual work given and some career fields do not have a connecting relationship to a college education reminding us that even though these claims are based in the 1970s it is still relevant in today’s society.
A child does not typically think about their lives ahead. Although they may not think about it, it is still there. Life ahead means getting a job to make money for everything else and if one wants a good job in the future, then college is the best option. College education is worth it because it makes a person better and more educated, it is not as expensive as some think, and college pays for itself once there is a good job to pay for it.
In Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz argues how college does not just provide education. He continues by informing us that life is more important than a job; jobs are more than a paycheck; and a country more than its wealth. Deresiewicz also argues that even being a quadruple major does not make a student interesting, but looking inside themselves and finding out and doing what actually interests them makes them interesting. In doing so, he suggests how the college prepares the student to be an active student who can handle different situations from the experiences he/she will experience . He also suggests that college helps them figure out the actual
We tend to believe that in order to live happy we must go to college and getting a head start. Yes, I can agree with the fact that college helps us by becoming more advanced and having a little more experience than most. Most jobs today don’t really need experience in order to be successful. For example, Steve Job, he dropped out of college and was still able to become a successful person. Job, had passion and creativity. He made the impossible become possible. He changed the world by making it a little more advanced. As Steve says, “Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” In other words, Steve believes that those who bend the rule are more likely to develop a new
Colleges are considered viable establishments for preparing students for jobs after their education career ends. However, they are not doing an optimal job in ensuring that students are obtaining the best education they can get. There is no pull or motivation factor to capture students’ attention within a large class. The most pivotal part of college is implementing what was learned throughout its duration, and applying it to a future career. Students are paying tens of thousands of dollars to attend college, and lowering the class sizes will help students receive the best education that they are paying for.
Caroline Bird in her essay titled “College is a Waste of Time and Money” argues that college education is a useless endeavor that is often forced on students. According to Caroline Bird, students lack motivation and enthusiasm for college education. If money is the goal of education, she opines that there are better ways of investment. She also claims that college education does not make a student more ready for jobs and neither are there jobs that are relevant to the field of study. When there are some students who become very successful she says that the contributing factors are mainly intelligence and family background rather than their college education. Thesis: While there is some truth in her arguments, it is exaggeration to assume that
I have had many jobs since getting my high school diploma. None of these jobs I have had have given me any sort of satisfaction. They require you to work hours that aren’t ideal, they don’t pay well, and they leave you feeling that you can be so much more. Through my experiences, there are plenty of jobs that will hire you without a college degree. But you will be working your life away trying to earn enough money to make ends meet. I argue that even though there are some examples of successful people without a college degree, everybody should go through this stage of self-development. The years in college give you knowledge, improve your soft skills, and connect you with other bright people who can help you get to the top in the future.