Going to college usually is an automatic thing to do for students after graduating from high school. The reasons for this obvious choice are varied. Most students and society at large are conditioned to follow this transition from school to college. Getting a college degree is considered as a must.
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.
It has taken many years for people in society to break out of the norms and expectations of how to grow up and live in the world. A huge factor in this “revolution”: attending college. Whether it is taking a gap year to discover the world and the waiting opportunities, or simply running with it all after high school to work, attending college isn’t considered a given anymore. Now not all cases are the same for every person, therefore they can only decide what is the best path for them after high school. Still, the benefits of a being a college graduate will never be diminished. Because in fact, that “gap year” could turn into two or even three years of sitting and deciding what to do in life. Or jumping right into working right after high school, leads to realizing there aren’t many jobs to provide and support oneself. Although many may continue to believe that attending college right after high school isn’t the right path for success, taking advantage of gaining a college education right away is essential for success in life because college broadens job and career opportunities and provides necessary experiences to thrive in the real world after school.
Former superintendent, Lawrence B. Shlack argues in his article, Not Going to College is a Viable Option, that too many students believe that going to college is the only option after high school in order to be successful. The main purpose of this article is to convince students to be less narrow-minded on the topic of post-high school decisions and effectively provides the reasoning behind his logic and provides alternatives. As a retired superintendent, Schlack proves that he has sufficient credibility and knowledge of high school students and what most of them are thinking. The use of pathos and ethos combined with his credibility appeals to the readers strongly by making the article relatable for most high schoolers. Knowledge and credibility on the topic along with emotional and logical appeals made Schlack’s article’s persuasion effective.
Attending college right after high school or waiting to attend has no right or wrong answer. It would depend on the individual situation. It not only will have to do with some may not being academically prepared to attend college but not having the financial resources necessary to enroll. I went to college right away, my husband worked for about ten years out of high school before deciding to attend college. If you can transition well to a college environment right out of high school, then that might be the path for you. I believe continued education is the best.
Many people dream of a life filled with riches, but that dream is hard to obtain without a college degree. It is somewhat ironic how people dream of being a successful student and going to college but the cost of tuition turns that dream into a horrible nightmare. It is not a shock to most people when they that college tuition is expensive, but in the past few years it has increased to an all-time high. Lower and middle class students have now begun to realize that college tuition is holding them away from their dreams. Even though college tuition could provide opportunities for job creation and economic growth, tuition is not affordable for the average American household which in effect, prohibits students from taking opportunities like going to college in the first place. Since tuition has risen 3 times higher the rate of inflation in the past 10 years, this increase a student’s chances of not being able to afford higher education and also gives them a better chance of accumulating debt post-graduation.
The newly changed law that high schoolers can’t skip college and go pro is thought to be changed in the future. The current law says that the athlete must be at least 19 years old to enter the league. Whether the law is for or against high schoolers going pro, it will change basketball at all levels. From peewee to pro it will all be different. Being able to succeed in the NBA without going to college is a big topic of controversy in the sports industry. For gifted basketball players, there are some benefits and drawbacks of skipping college.
Every single individual has once heard the words “perform marvelous in school, go to a prestigious college and graduate, in order to get a superior job and succeed in life.” However, no one can really assure that a student with a degree is going to have an exceptional better future than those who do not attend college. Lawrence B. Schlack, a retired superintendent, asserts in his article “Not Going to College is a Viable Option” that to this day colleges are packed with young individuals who are either determined in their career objectives or dubious in what they aspire to do in life. With this in mind, Schlack suggests that college is not the only place to go after high school. By using different kinds of persuasive techniques the author effectively
Early mornings and long days that are filled with factoring polynomials, conjugating French verbs, analyzing historical documents, and studying for state-mandated tests. This required curriculum set by the state is what comprises many students’ average school day. This curriculum was developed with the goal of preparing all students for college; however, not all students plan on attending college. There are many jobs that are crucial for society to function that don’t require a college degree. For students who go straight into the workforce, this college-bound curriculum is nearly worthless. The disconnect between the required classes in school and the skills needed for the workforce right after graduating
In his Essay “Are too many people going to college,” first published in a 2008 issue of AEI, Charles Murray explores many insights onto the topic of furthering education as well as exploring various other options to pursue after high school. Who exactly would think that too many people are going to college? Well with more and more students flooding campuses at the end of every school year and less and less going into trade schools, a shift in the job market is just beginning to be seen on the horizon. Charles Murray’s essay “Are too many people going to college” shows that not only are there other avenues to pursue a potential life long career, but that much of the time pursuing these avenues may offer better results for some wanting to go to college.
A rising issue in today’s society is deciding whether or not college is worth the cost. There is an extreme amount of pressure that is forced upon high school students by parents, teachers, and peers to further their education and attend college. However, there is research that challenges the thought that college is the best possible path for a person to take. College may be a great investment for some people, but it is not meant for everyone. This is supported by the arguments that colleges are expensive, jobs do not always require a college degree, and students are forced to choose a lifestyle before being exposed to the real world.
Is college worth it for student getting out of high school? I think that college isn’t worth for students out of high school, because of the cost of college, there are other options instead of college, and the employment rate of college students. I will also provide the opposite side of the cost of college, there are other options instead of college, and the employment rate of college students. In the next paragraphs I will tell you why I think college isn’t worth it to a high school student anymore.
Okay so you people enter junior high in three days. I’m sure your past sixth grade teachers told you some stuff about what you need to know for junior high. I bet they just told you to listen in all your classes, that teachers aren’t going to help you as much, and that you 're going to actually have to study for all your tests and quizzes. While all of that may be true, they are not giving you the proper advice to survive in junior high. In the next five minutes, I will be giving you all the tips and survival methods you’ll need for junior high.
You need a high school diploma to get any job that you would like. If you had a high school diploma it would put you through college and it can get you any job you want and any degree you want if you didn 't have a diploma you can 't be what you want if you didn 't go to school or have a high school diploma you would be living on the streets now if you had a high school diploma you could get a job you need money for hear and somewhere to live and food to put on the table but how would you get that money for that stuff you can 't have money come from the sky it dont work like that if you had a high school diploma you could get a job for that money. You have kids that say high school is a waste of time but it 's not because if you didn 't go to school you would be dumb and you wouldn 't get a good job if you didn 't have a diploma you would
Today I get to start over, like flipping a page and starting a new chapter. Today I get to move to Los Angles, California full of vast alluring beaches, famous actors and actresses, delicious food, and more. This is my first time moving and it 's not because of jobs or anything like that... in fact, it 's because of being 'too smart '. Too smart? Pretty dumb right? I 'm in my freshman year of high school but I have the knowledge of a college student, or at least that 's what everyone says. People at my old school say I 'm like a human dictionary. In my opinion, that 's not that much of a problem right? On top of that, I have really high expectations from my mom and dad based on my level of knowledge. I mean, it 's not my fault! I just really love learning and reading books, everything is so interesting! Anyways, yesterday we finally unpacked the last box, which means we officially moved in! That also means I get to go to my new school tomorrow... Immaculate Heart High School a school with a 4.6 rating and one of the best reputation ever. I just wanted a normal life, just like everyone else. My mom says what I have is special, but what if the thing that I have is something I don 't want? Guess I can 't do anything about it. "Now honey don 't forget to learn something new, which is pretty hard for you since you almost know everything!" my mom exclaimed. "Heh. Yeah, I will don 't worry." I replied back. "Oh and make some friends too. But don 't let them distract you from