Rhetorical Analysis Of Is It Still Worth Going To College

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Jada Shaw Ms. Roth English 102.240 03/31/2023 Rhetorical Analysis Essay While the cost of college is expensive, you could earn more than individuals with only a high school diploma because individuals who earned a four-year degree earned about 43 percent more than those only with a high school diploma, and you could pay off college debt within a few years. In the article, “Is It Still Worth Going to College”, Mary C. Daly and Leila Bengali explain that college may not be worth it because it can be very expensive. Most people want to go to college but they just can’t financially afford it, not everyone can get approved for financial aid, grants, loans, or scholarships. Other people like myself have to pay out of pocket because according …show more content…

Now it’s time to provide some evidence to explain to my readers whether college is worth it or not. First, I would like to talk about my opinion on college. I honestly don’t know if part of me is like yes, it’s worth it to go and get an education. I say that because sometimes life doesn’t work the way you want it to and college could be your backup plan. College can also give you financial, career, and long-term stability no one wants to work paycheck to paycheck. Then it’s the other part of me that’s like you can still be successful without a college degree. I do understand that college isn’t for everyone, and even though it took me a long time to understand I get it. Most people don’t want to deal with the debt that comes with college and you could take out loans but then you have to think about the interest rate as well. A lot of these high-paying jobs aren’t guaranteed because most companies want you to have experience. Another thing is how can I have experience when I just got out of college and now they're trying to pay me a low hourly rate to the point you’re going to have student loans forever. “According to data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) which is a study that provides surveys of households. The survey uses more than 40 years of data including educational attainment and labor market income. They excluded …show more content…

Daly is a senior vice president and associate director of research in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The second author Leila Bengali is a research associate in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. It would help if we knew more personal information about the authors but since we don’t we’ll have to use the evidence that’s provided for us instead. In this essay, the authors analyze the effects of having only a high school diploma and having a college degree. They also analyze the cost of college by breaking down tuition to see whether it’s worth it or not. In the conclusion section of their essay, the preconception the writers have is they want you to go to college even though you may have debt. It's worth it in the long run because you won’t have debt forever. Once your debt is paid off you’ll have more earnings than your peers with only a high school diploma. The writer is trying to convince readers that going to college has more opportunities than not going to college. The writer is trying to persuade people that a college education is worth it by talking about potential earnings. In “Is it still worth going to college” Daly and Bengali have an audience between the ages of 18-30 years old. The writers see the audience as informed because everyone knows you get higher pay and college is expensive

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