He shared personal experiences and hardships he had been through with the audience. Within the article, he explains that school is not easy, whereas blue-collar factory work is more unpleasant. After reading Braaksma article, my comprehension on how important higher education has opened my eyes. It makes me wish I would have gone to school sooner instead of learning the hard way. Additionally, my appreciation for factory workers and the work they do has grown dramatically.
"Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" review In the article "Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" by Andrew Braaksma (2005). Braaksma is trying to reach the audience of college students and blue-collar workers. With his personal experience he shows how his friends who attend college and haven 't worked long hours don 't understand why he is happy to be back at school, they don 't understand what it is like to work long hard hours all day long and not be paid accordingly. "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. After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005).
( Braaksma 2 ). He is telling us about how his life would be like if he did not go to college. His education from college will benefit him to get a better job so he does not have to slave away at a factory. “All the advice and public-service announcements about the value of an education that used to
Some lessons from the Assembly Line by Andrew Braaksma is an article describing the authors motivation for taking school seriously. In his article Braaksma, identifies the work he chooses to carry out during summer months to be utter "torture" compared to campus life. Although he describes the jobs in such manner he admits he learns valuable lessons from his experience as well as his temporary coworkers who often remind him to keep studying. Braaksmas article is an excellent piece to read when you find yourself slacking in your studies. The point is clear in which Braaksma is conveying.
College: Is It Worth It? As a student in high school, the pressure of figuring out what I want to do in the future is real. The idea of growing up and getting a college education seems to be always in the back of my mind and it is hard. What if I don’t want to go to college? It’s hard to even think about that seeing as not going to college is often seen as lazy and irresponsible, but should it be seen that way?
Can the pursuit of a higher degree change your life? If you answered no then maybe you would benefit from reading Andrew Braaksma article “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line.” When this article was produced Braaksma used his work to win a contest named Back to School, while he was a junior at the University of Michigan. Braaksma also worked his summers at an automotive plant in southwest Michigan where he learned some valuable lessons not taught in the classroom. Anyone thinking about returning to college or students of any age should understand the importance of higher education because the reality of working for a living is harder than you think, the physical toll’s it can place on the body, and lack of a job security that comes from not having a higher education. Braaksma points out some of the reality of working for a living without a degree can prove to be harder than most people understand.
College teaching a lot knowledge, but is not useful in the real world. The bachelor's degree requirement reduces the opportunity to the real talent who does not go to college. We should get the job we want, no matter college or not. Job experience and skill are more important than the paper evidences that you have a bachelor’s degree. If you are one of the high school graduate student, you have know what you want to be in the future and pick the right path.
We had to talk about business. Since we both didn’t go to college anymore, we also talked about our daily life and how we prevent oneself from running out of money. We both knew how hard it was to get a job with a good wage. Especially when you are African American. “Owen, how was your week?” I asked after I reached the table.
For example, a parent may worry it's their fault for holding their children back, but since college bound is here, their anxiety can be reduced. This will help students prepare for college instead of preparing for nothing. In my opinion, college bound scholarship was a genius idea. I state this because of many reasons, First of all, this reduces anxiety a parent might have. Like I said before, a parent might feel responsible that their children is not going to college and feel like it's unacceptable and work maybe 2 jobs to get the money.
Then the race gets harder. You have to sacrifice so much to gain so little. These days I see kids in class VI spending their evening in IIT-JEE training. The experts (the same uncles and aunties again) are staunch believer of the below life cycle 1. Work hard and make sure you get a high score in class X.
He was in prison for two years before going to community colleges. His past forces him to go to school full time, get a job and meet with an advisor every week and despite that he got a degree in less than 3 years. He is truly inspiring because if he can do all that and still get a degree what is stopping me from doing the same. If I want to be successful I have to be committed, even if the odds are against me. I still have to try my very best because you miss all the shots you don’t take.
James dad really wasn’t in his life to help him nor be that father figure in his life. James and his mother went from house to house, apartment to apartment. He missed 70 plus days of school and a high school kid. A man name Mr. Frank took james and helped turn james life around for the good. After he moved in with Mr. Frank he started making better grades, and he also was at school everyday and he made his mother proud by doing the right thing while she was getting things situated for the family.
Best friends Chris, Zack, Sean, and Ryan had wanted to get a better understanding of poverty and privilege so they decided to voyage to the poverty ridden village of Peña Blanca. They had also made a system that would simulate the uncertainty of income to truly get the full experience. They would fill a hat with numbers ranging from zero to nine, and they would draw from the hat each day. The number they received would be the amount of money they would limit themselves to. These four college students struggled with finances, disease, and the emotional toll that comes along with an experience like
You might not always like them, but usually, they wouldn’t have been hired if they didn’t know how to teach. Gaby wants to do AVID during high school. She wants to get a scholarship from it as well. Gaby also wants to have a better reputation and life than her parents. She wants to graduate college and get a good job and have potential in her
The author at the military school lived in an environment where he was required to do his best each day, “It was a different psychological environment, where my normal expectations were inverted, where leadership was honored and class clowns were ostracized”(page 96). The author is expected to be exceptional at school and follow exemplary behavior. After meeting this expectation “’no excuses, no exceptions’,” Wes became a better man “my back stood straight, and my sentences now ended with ‘sir’ or ‘ma’am’’(page115). Wes on the other hand is expected to make money by any means possible. Because Wes had no boundaries for what he could do this led him down a criminal path of dealing drugs.