She attended two of them and has a major in biology from the Southern Maine Community College, which makes it easier for her to connect with her audience because she knows what the experience is like. She understands that some people may rule out going to college because of the price, so it’s important for her to inform them that there are cheaper alternatives with community colleges. “ ‘College is the key,’ a young African American student writes for the umpteenth torturous revision of his college essay, ‘as well as hope.’ Oh, I wanted desperately to say, please tell him about community college. Please tell him that help can begin with just one placement test,” she pleads (Addison, 213). In this and other statements, her genuine desire for people to know about community college is evident throughout the
Based on both essays, I would have to say that community colleges are essential for people who need an education at a lower cost from the classes to books. Some colleges however teach complicated courses that have really nothing to do with a major, but is still required in order to get a degree and that college experience of fun and hard work is just gone according with Perlstein’s essay. Community education is key factor for specific career areas that could help people gain the necessary education without the extra elective credits that students would pay for even if it has nothing to do with what kind of job they want. Addison’s essay is my favorite out of the two because it uses the good point’s in Perlstein’s essay and bringing it into hers and to help prove her point about two year colleges getting their recognition they deserve for excellent education and inexpensive, yet effective methods to help people who can’t afford a regular college without extreme
These are the types of questions that Liz Addison challenges in her short essay “Two Years Are Better Than Four”. By taking into account my own experience as a current community college student and advocate, in this response to Addison’s essay I choose to elaborate on her views of community college being better than a four year university in the sense of offering a better college experience. In this essay Addison made some very strong points in the defense of community colleges of America, but there is one point that Addison didn’t emphasize on, and that is the price point. Addison mentioned price very briefly by stating that community colleges offer “a network of affordable future” (213). I believe if she had made the price of college a pillar of her essay it would have not only made community college a better college experience alternative but also a more affordable one.
Motivational Speeches Monroe’s Motivated Sequence, which has five steps, is used to design a motivational speech to present change in behavior. In the following paragraph I will explain each step using getting nontraditional students to go to college. The attention step is where you would explain how you are never too old to achieve your goals. Online colleges make it easier to go back to school without having to leave family which I feel will get the audience’s attention. The need step is what the problems are with not going back to college such as it is always good to have a backup plan in case of tragedy, and most households need two people to have good paying jobs to survive.
Being able to present statistics to support ones argument is crucial to persuade a person’s audience in ones favor; this is something Delbanco does in his article and is an appeal to logos. Logos is an appeal to logic, and is a way of persuading an audience by reason. He hopes to use the appeal of logos in swaying people to acknowledging college is important in ones future by using reason. He continues to acknowledge the view from other’s perspectives and even shows statistics on the odds of earning a degree from one authority, he says, “If you are the child of a family making more than $90,000 per year, your odds of getting a BA by age 24 are roughly 1 in 2; if your parents make less than $35,000 your odds are 1 in 17” (Delbanco). This is another important stat to mention in an argument while addressing the
Some may say that high school grads should go straight to college because it would help them in the future. With college experience people will be more successful in life with a good job and a nice house. However, people can’t enjoy their money if they keep spending it on student loans. If you go to work early then go to college you won’t have to pay back student loans, and you will have work experience. Without having to pay loans you can enjoy the money you earn and spend it on whatever you
Students who put in the time and effort with paying for college, they find a whole new world that opened up to them with job opportunities. I believe college should still offer scholarships and grants for the low income and middle class students, but charge tuition fees for all students. If college was free to everyone, maybe some students wouldn’t have responsibility and they might be
However, a four-year college degree is now a basic requirement, a step you must take to even be considered for most professional jobs. In today’s economy, everyone’s competing for jobs, having a college degree can put you a step in front of your competition. By having a college degree, you can be better off financially in the future, and you will have better career opportunities and more employment
Most parents stress that important it's getting into college after high school because degrees look good on your résumé, and it can get you further in your career. School isn’t for everyone though school is claimed to be a necessity to being “successful” most young adults can do without. Here’s to show you can have a “successful” life right after high school without college; the options students have during high school, less spending money and more making money, starting your career sooner.
Unfortunately, being immigrants from Mexico has its limitations and prevented them from doing as they pleased. This motivated me to do well in high school in order to attend a university and ultimately help my parents out. Simply pursuing a higher education was not just the next step after high school, but more of an opportunity to achieve a better lifestyle for my family and I. College grants me the opportunity to achieve something my parents simply could not do; graduate with a degree or two and to get a decent paying job without having to break my back. I want to be able to give back to my family for all of the things they have sacrificed and done for