Some Lessons From The Assembly Line Analysis

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In the article "Some Lessons from the Assembly Line", by Andrew Braaksma, the key points are how the working conditions in the factory play into how the author viewed his college experience. Also, how the uncertainty of the jobs lifespan pushes him to work hard in his classes. Lastly, how many of his classmates are taking their college experience for granted and not making the most of their education keep him in line at college. The author expands upon these and a few other key points and relates his work experience to the reason he appreciates his college education. The author's main claim of how his factory job reminds him to do well in college is legitimate because of the working conditions, how factory jobs are leaving the United States, and the demeanor of the other college students. I agree with the author's claim because I am also experiencing the same feelings while working and going back to college.
The working conditions remind him of not wanting to work in this job field for the rest of his life so he needs to do well in college. He has a few examples throughout the article that talks about his factory
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"There are few things as cocksure as a college student who has never been out in the real world, and people my age always seem to overestimate the value of their time and knowledge." (Braaksma, 2005) This quote from the article shows a little on how the real world is completely different from what the traditional college student thinks/expects. They don't correlate their time and effort with their education like a student who works a blue-collar job during schooling. Again, he could have expanded more to illustrate his point better, but he does get his point across. This does help describe how I am experiencing college. Many students who don't work in these conditions are not putting in as much effort at school like those who are working in the
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