It does not focus on the basic elements of knowledge, but rather encompasses the broader sense of knowledge. Liberal arts, described as “a conservative approach to preparation for life,” (Ungar, 2017, p. 230) prepares students for life by weighing all knowledge as equal and beneficial. Furthermore, it prepares students for the future careers they desire to pursue. Contrary to the belief that liberal arts are useless in the job field, employers desire employees with an liberal arts degree; because employers place high value on innovative employees, who can think critically within the job field. Employers recognize that a liberal arts education equips individuals to communicate effectively and to analyze various problems.
Importance of Liberal Arts Education Liberal arts education gives the opportunity to learn from different sectors not restricting the students within one discipline. By engaging students in different activities which deal with culture and humanities, liberal arts education inspires them to think critically, to solve the problems of the society they live in. Liberal arts education creates quality graduates who can think and write. Sigurdson explains the importance of liberal arts in his article, “Why Study the Liberal Arts?” saying that liberal arts education does not provide the students with a specific major but prepares them for the work world with ‘an invaluable set of employability skills, including the ability to think for themselves,
From the time students reach junior high, they’re constantly told that they’re supposed to know what their plan is after high school. Many students who don’t have a plan, are constantly reminded that they need to have their whole life figured out before they graduate high school. In “College Pressures” by William Zinsser, the author brings the issues of education systems to light and the unintended stress being brought upon students as a result. Having a deeper insight into his students academic fears, Zinsser uses this to his advantage by connecting to his readers. To better articulate the pressures put onto students, the essay transitions into letters of hopeless students slipped under the dean’s door at 4 A.M. Students who have papers, assignments, and tests all due the next day are full of fear and anxiety that their grades won’t be what they’ve imagined.
This passage is important, as it underlines a point that Bruni makes throughout the entire book: top class schools cater mainly to the top socioeconomic class. This prevents these schools from providing both socioeconomic and ethnic diversity. Bruni wants the reader to examine the experience at highly ranked schools and decide whether that is something worth chasing after and worrying about. Finally, this passage also employs ethical appeal by referencing the American dream: social mobility. Public universities like ASU allow a vast majority of people in and as a result provide a greater opportunity for poorer students to receive educations for life.
After all, education should come first at schools. Schools don 't want to charge for sports, but many have to. "Where else are you going to turn?" asked Gary Frisch, a school official”. This saying that even though having books and courses should be free and parents should not have to pay for that but because parents are not paying for their children to play sports the school is making them pay for books and courses instead.
They believe such thing because of what they have been surrounded by, and the courses they take due to the lack of AP classes, or any sort of ROP classes. Working class schools don’t have enough space to have them choose and take electives that’ll meet up to college expectations. Instead, they are forced to take elective classes such as hairdressing in order to graduate. Some of the working class students have taken hairdressing classes twice. So many working class students believe that they should start to learn what they’ll be doing and what they see themselves doing in the future.
To Write Well or to Not Write Well In the article The Writing Revolution by Peg Tyre, the far too common unfortunate example of a school system failing to equip its students with the proper writing skills necessary to be successful students is examined. While this failure is a phenomenon that ails students worldwide, I was fortunate enough to receive a high school education that excelled in this area and helped prepare me for college and beyond. The first method my school used was to assign mandatory writing assignments every week, which forced me to practice repeatedly and prefect the skill. Additionally, on each assignment my teachers provided me one-on-one meetings to discuss the paper content, which allowed me to receive personal feedback
The need to go to college to have legitimate knowledge in the field is often lost. A sense of obligation surrounds lots of students. College is treated as a mandatory goal throughout high school. Why? So that students can be prepared for the workforce by having a thousands of dollar piece of paper that shows their dedication, not for the actual knowledge that they have collected along the way.
In Should The Obama Generation Drop Out Charles Murray talks about the flaws found in the Obama education plan . He brings to the attention of the public the fact that many student in America graduate lacking the skills necessary for the proper college education. Murray goes on to argue that in today 's society students who graduate from High-school go on to technical college to pursue a vocational education in their field of study; whereas, older generations have pursued an all around education, enrolling in classes that were irrelevant to the career they were pursuing. Murray claims that if you test the vast majority of Americans (including himself) in the more rigorous subjects, they would most likely fail. Murray mentions that he does
Is College Really Worth it? Many college graduates are currently unemployed, which has left many parents wondering, is college really worth it? Some parents believe that college prepares students for more than a job or career, and others don’t think it’s worth the cost. Recent studies have shown that new college students are losing ground on wages by the time they graduate, higher education is becoming a risky investment, and most students are better off developing their own “lower-risk” business. These studies have proved that college is not worth it in the long run.
In college departments are required to have a certain amount of students enrolled in one of the departments courses. If a academic department in the school cannot reach a certain amount of students over a certain time the department will have to close. Arts and humanities classes are on the decline due to the number of job opportunities available. However, arts and humanities courses are important to help develop an understanding for literature and art. Many college students are not a fan of taking arts and humanities courses because the courses do not correspond with their major.