1a:“College is a singular opportunity to rummage through and luxuriate in ideas, to give your brain a vigorous workout and your soul a thorough investigation, to realize how very large the world is and to contemplate your desired place in it. And that’s being lost in the admissions mania, which sends the message that college is a sanctum to be breached — a border to be crossed — rather than a land to be inhabited and tilled for all that it’s worth.”(Bruni 10)
Liz Addison’s essay, “Two Years Better Than Four,” was first published in the New York Times Magazine back in September of 2007. Addison went to two community colleges and majored in biology; earning her degree in 2008. In her essay, she is responding to Rick Perlstein's article “What’s the Matter with College?” in which he claims, “College as America used to understand it is coming to an end” (211). Addison refutes Perlstein’s claims by saying, “My guess, reading between the lines, is that Mr. Perlstein has never set foot in an American community college” (212). The purpose of her essay is to prove to her audience, mainly soon-to-be college students or parents of future students, that college is still a vital part of planning your future. She effectively advertises community college as a cheaper alternative to four-year universities and their skyrocketing tuition prices; and tries to persuade her readers that attending Community College can be just as important as going to a traditional four-year university because they allow you to begin your college education at a
In the article “Two Years are Better than Four,” Liz Addison argues that community college is better than four year universities, such as the one Rick Perlstein attended. Where Perlstein reminisces about his days in college and claims that the greatness of American colleges is gone. Addison makes it apparent to the reader that she not only disagrees with Perlstein, but makes remarks suggesting that she believes that Perlstein’s college days were less for studying and more for partying and enjoying the fact that he went to a fancy private college. Addison continues by detailing some of the opportunities for people that attend community college such as being affordable, a place for the student to begin, and possibly a better match for students’ lives. She claims that this is the way college is intended to be and by no means is college as we knew it coming to an end.
Liz Addison’s essay, “Two Years Better Than Four,” was first published in the New York Times Magazine back in September of 2007. Addison went to two community colleges and majored in biology; earning her degree in 2008. In her essay, she is responding to Rick Perlstein's article “What’s the Matter with College?” in which he claims, “College as America used to understand it is coming to an end” (211). Addison refutes Perlstein’s claims by saying, “My guess, reading between the lines, is that Mr. Perlstein has never set foot in an American community college” (212). The purpose of her essay is to prove to her audience, mainly soon-to-be college students or parents of future students, that college is still a vital part of planning your future. She effectively advertises community college as a cheaper alternative to four-year universities and their skyrocketing tuition prices; and tries to persuade her readers that attending Community College can be just as important as going to a traditional four-year university because they allow you to begin your college education at
A rhetorical analysis assignment is investigating how the author presents his or her work to a certain group that he or she intended to present. Genre such as news and magazine has a lot of rhetorical analysis to a certain interest’s group. The document will be analyzed today written by Christine Bannan. She was a winner of 2016 Edelson PC Consumer Privacy Scholarship. She also a third year student at University of Notre Dame Law School. The article:” The IoT threat to privacy” published by TechCrunch in August 14th, 2016. In the modern world, technologies become essential to us. We connect everything to the internet, and Bannan discusses about the problem of having connected devices
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.
In his article titled “I Am a Community College Student,” Terry O’Banion tells his own educational story and explains how he feels he is a community college student because of the great opportunities a community college can give students. They are affordable, close to home and Community oriented. Like Terry O’Banion I too am a community college student because without this opportunity, I would not be able to receive a college education.
Does college really matter? Has college lost its rite to passage appeal? Can one still go to college and be successful in the pursuit of self-discovery? 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.
College is an experience and achievement beneficial to anyone who attends, and graduates college. The prestige of the school doesn’t necessarily matter for someone receiving their degree. Attending a community college, compared to a university, can provide the same higher-level education but the tuition costs can either discourage a student from attending college or it can entice a student to work harder to attend college. This is what can determine a college education’s worth to an individual; it’s all about the work ethic and drive to receive an education that makes it worth the price.
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.
College is the venue where a person can be changed and shaped in various ways than can be imagined. College is not just high school continued because it opens countless doors that high school is unable to. It is a place to gain knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for life as well as the opportunity to adapt to a greater variety of careers. Therefore, the process of choosing the suitable and satisfactory college is significant in one 's decision. Using the “My College Fact Finder” online program, I was able to narrow down and choose two colleges to compare and contrast, which are Harvard University and Syracuse University. Although both academic venues are highly respected and reputable, their standard estimated tuition price; average
My parents always asked my brother, "How are you going to afford college with a McDonald 's salary?". College is expensive; every year we hear about the enormous amounts of loans college students will have at the end of the year. Due to this, society should encourage and keep allowing juniors and high school seniors to take Dual Credit classes in Pflugerville schools.
William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire”. Yeats, a famous poet of the 20th century, understood that the benefits of an education do not just end after it is through, like when a bucket gets filled to the brim. Instead, they spread into all aspects of one’s life like a wildfire, and can change the course of one’s life forever—especially if one pursues higher education. A college education is extremely valuable to ensure a successful future.
Critical thinking is an important skill in academics and life. It is difficult because it requires an active mind, and as a result there are many natural mental barriers to utilizing it. A time when critical thinking was challenging for me was when I was debating the necessity of going to college with a close friend. This was in sophomore year when we were beginning to seriously contemplate our future lives after high school. In this debate, I took the side that college was necessary in order to be successful in life; my friend believed there were other paths one could take and still achieve the same level of success through other avenues like trade schools or apprenticeships. From my point of view at the time, the opposition’s belief was ridiculous.
Imagine walking across the stage at a high school graduation, and students are excited and elated. They not thinking about what comes next, but they need to because what comes next might shape their future. Some kids don’t try in school, and the kids that do will most likely become successful in their life and their profession. College can help people become successful by teaching them about what the adult world is like. The school work will be hard, but if they try hard people can do it, and before long they will be walking across the stage of their college graduation.