The author talks about what life would be like if he never went to college, in addition to his work experiences during the fall breaks. "The most stressful thing about blue-collar life is knowing your job could disappear overnight" says Braaksma (2005). Decreasing wages, layoffs, and relocating factories overseas can result in major life changes. Not knowing if you will have a job every week can be stressful. Most people would not be able or even want to handle that kind of stress.
His goal is him telling students how important their education is. The authors tell them they would understand it more due to him giving his personal life habits, of working hard and getting underpaid because maybe lack of experience or not having a certain degree. Mr. Andrew Braaksma is claiming in the article “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line”, "I have worked as a temp in the factories surrounding my hometown every summer since I graduated from high school, but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier. "(Braaksma 2005) He states in the reading, that it isn 't easy being a full worker then going to college. "but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier.
Often, even now that I’m an online student I find myself wondering, how cool it would’ve been to enjoy the life as a college student? The atmosphere and football season really had my gears yearning for the experience single-handedly. Instead of taking my fancies seriously, I managed to become the employee who settled for “6 o’clock mornings”, endured twelve, sometimes sixteen hour days to eventually pick-up a check not worth cashing after Uncle Sam received his
Every semester, there are an abundant number of students who apply for Pell Grant to assist them with the costs of college. Sometimes, students will not meet the financial criteria because their parent’s income is a bit too high or because of other financial factors that they will not qualify. Thus, it puts a student in a situation where they will take out student loans, that they’ll be paying for many years. Clearly, the result of being someone who has not committed a crime and works to pay for their own education, is the one that pays the ultimate price. Yet, congress wants to financially grant prison inmates a free education, while exemplary citizens are denied.
In Tony Went to the Bodega but He Didn’t Buy Anything, Martín Espada shows how culture shock can affect someone who is a minority. The poem starts off by telling us “Tony’s father left the family” (line 1) and immediately I felt sad for Tony, but then it goes on to say that he was a boy who was “nine years old who had to find work” (lines 4-5). Not only does Tony not have a father figure growing up, but due to his financial situation, he now must find a job despite being so young. This is not uncommon because race and socio-economic status are tied, so many minorities have to find jobs at younger, even illegal ages to support their families. At the bodega, Tony not only learns more about his workplace, he learns more about Latino culture.
Sedaris reveals his story in a chronological order of events, starting from when he paid his tuition and received his student ID. Time passes and he reveals how discouraged he is getting, disappointedly stating "Over time it became impossible to believe that any of us would ever improve". Sedaris treats time as if it had been forever yet no progress has been made, but then to his surprise, he realizes that he actually understands his teacher better, a step towards success! Many allusions are also expressed in Sedaris ' work, "causing me to feel not unlike Pa Kettle trapped backstage after a fashion show" is one example. After researching Pa Kettle, it is determined that he is a hillbilly comic film character from the show "Ma and Pa Kettle" which aired in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
The essay “Science: It’s Just not Fair”, by Dave Barry, some truths about science fairs that many students have to participate in are brought out. Barry starts the essay with the beginning of the science fair project process, which is usually put off until the last minute. He sarcastically and ironically describes the process as a student who is rushing to do their project the night before the due date. Barry also includes and comments on the the ironic importance of the hypothesis and conclusion in the science fair process, showing how they usually very vague statements. He also gives examples of his wife’s and his own last-minute science fair projects that they threw together quickly before the due date.
The cost of college tuition is an enormous problem now days. For a long time, the subject never got brought up and today things are changing. Students study hard and try their best to get that college acceptance letter from their dream college. Students all around the world are struggling with college debt and trying their hardest to receive those so-called ‘perfect’ grades. However, college tuition is not very affordable and is increasing every year.
He continued to argue with me and I with him for a while, but it was more of one of those "passing time" conversations that an actual discussion. Or so I thought. Being a friend of a friend, I did not see him much until the school year was almost finished. He told me he now had no shot at becoming valedictorian and it would be a coin toss if he even finished in the top ten per cent of the graduating class. He said he had gotten a job at an accountant's office and was learning a lot about the way the "real world" worked.
Nevertheless, it is with great hope that my message is understood, that there will be a laugh or two and maybe even tears. Your college days; the days your parents saved for or the odd hours you worked to pay for classes, the days you dreaded or got excited over. Seems like yesterday you were signing up for clubs and attending freshman social and now it’s gone. You needed to stop wearing sweatpants everywhere and rolling out of bed at noon. You had to start taking care of your body, the assignments you were neglecting and friendships /relationships that you were avoiding dealing with.
The next generation in the united states is in jeopardy of becoming a cubicle workplace with no hands on work. With no hands on work we as a nation would rely on outside nations to do our work for us. Therefore we need people to go to a technical college and work hands on in the field of their dreams. We have many students struggling to find jobs out of college because of all the students going to college for the same major causing the students to have student loan debts and not bei needs more welders woodworkers and engineers, and less accountants and customer support phone jobs. The world already has enough people to do jobs like that we will need more people to do these jobs as lots of people in that work force are retiring and we need them jobs to be filled up so our economy doesn 't collapse.
In the article the “The Shadow Scholar”, Ed Dante is trying to explain how the students take help of the companies to make assignments on their behalf. He his working for one such company. The companies are earning a lot of money by preparing the assignments as the students are not bothered for the assignments. Students are not even able to type a proper email regarding their assignments and the students tend to score good marks in their assignments, colleges should test each of the student individually because at the end of the day, the student is not able to learn anything new from the assignments assigned to them as they hire companies to complete their assignments which even takes care of plagiarism. Sometimes the deadline for the assignments
Born into society as a loner, he hated it at that age when people would mention how old they thought he really was, making him at times feel like having it out for the person for even speaking on it. Jay-Roc didn 't feel like walking to catch up with his two male classmates. Those were his classmates at the time he attended this GED program called Youth Build. They headed to the corner store around the way. Not far from the house where they had to participate as community workers as part of the Youth Build
In student essay three, Dennis Zevely wrote about a conversation he had with his father. Dennis was stuck in a rut and had no idea how he could change his situation. Constantly exhausted, he was working a full time, dead end job that he hated. His father told him about how happy he was to have had his wife, children, and house. His only regret was not having finished school.
Athletes can not get paid because there are not professional.Athletes need to focus on their school work and they worry about getting paid. College athletes sometimes put in 40 to 60 hours each week for practices,travel and games. (It 's the coaches and the administrator to make staggering amounts of money Athletes are not allowed to get money other then scholarship because of the NCAA rules.) There’s a clear disconnect between college and the administrators they play for and at no point has that been evident than the past 48 hours (Listland.) Athletes need to get paid because they put in work on the team.” The N.C.A.A of amateurism in college athletics has come to border on farce” (YANKAH).