In Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz argues how college does not just provide education. He continues by informing us that life is more important than a job; jobs are more than a paycheck; and a country more than its wealth. Deresiewicz also argues that even being a quadruple major does not make a student interesting, but looking inside themselves and finding out and doing what actually interests them makes them interesting. In doing so, he suggests how the college prepares the student to be an active student who can handle different situations from the experiences he/she will experience .
As of this year, I started to think about college. At first I wanted to attend the most well known school, but they are focused on their status. While I was searching for schools, I looked at the programs they provide, the teaching methods, and how effective their teaching was. As I was reading the passage, I pondered William Deresiewicz ideas. Deresiewicz believes that parents should never send their child to an Ivy League school; because of the horrendous effects it has on the college students and how corrupt the schools are.
In the essay “Should everyone go to college?” by Owen and Sawhill published in They Say I Say, Owen and Sawhill talks about how people with a degree benefits more than someone without a degree. After reading the essay, the author proved me to be right with the amount of success that comes with having a college degree versus a high school diploma. Individuals with a college degree beat an individual without a college degree in every category. Although, Owen and Sawhill speaks about the benefits of having a college degree, the authors do not think college is for everyone.
In his article “Plan B: Skip college” the author Jacques Steinberg writes a creative piece informing his audience that college isn’t as mandatory as it is said to be. Though he does not do so without visiting the reasons that college has proven to be good as well. He writes about the stigma that is thrust upon young adults in the united states that college is the key to success, that there should be more alternatives and what jobs actually need a four-year education degree. Steinberg clearly communicates his message while using the pulling from the right resources.
The author also says that it's difficult to get into a basketball career when there are too many players but with a careers people may get a job that their could be successful. The author’s point of view about this topic is that people should have a college degree even if their occupation doesn't require them to have one. As I noticed in the previous paragraph, college may be hard, but everybody can have the opportunity to get educated. Even if people don’t know what they want to do study in college, they study different subjects and latter can select a careers of their choice. in society college is significant because college requires a
While many people who read this will probably disagree with her that not all students should go to college, Pharinet is still successful in defending her argument by giving reasons like the academic and financial challenges of college. This allows her readers to see that some students can easily get in over their heads. Another thing that society tells us is that college is needed to be successful and have a high paying career. Pharinet counters this by explaining to her audience that there are countless numbers of people who have found careers that don’t require a
“3 Reasons College Still Matters” by Andrew Delbanco 3) “Surely, every American college ought to defend this waning possibility, whatever we call it. And an American college is only true to itself when it opens its doors to all - the rich, the middle, and the poor - who have the capacity to embrace the precious chance to think and reflect before life engulfs them. If we are all serious about democracy, that means everyone.” 4) In this part of the writing Andrew Delbanco tries to persuade his audience by using the pattern of logic that agrees with the overall argument but also considers another striking point of view to strengthen the argument (While these arguments are convincing, they must also consider…).
In his essay “Colleges Prepare People for Life,” Freeman Hrabowski talks about what college means in turns of preparing people for life. Freeman also talked about what students should look at in choosing the right college for them, and who to go to if they need help deciding. The biggest reason why college prepares people for life because, having a college degree can help maintain a job. The job market today, now requires candidates to have a college degree. It is difficult today, compared to fifty years ago to get a high-skilled job without of attending college and earning a degree.
In the world we live in today. Going to college is no longer a choice, or privilege, but rather a need for a brighter future . So the big question that happens to be going around is, “Is College really worth it?”According to Andrew J. Rotherham’s article “Actually, college is very much worth it.”, “5 Ways Ed Pays”produced by (The College board), and “Why College Isn't (And Shouldn’t have to be) For Everyone” written by Robert Reich. The answer to that question is yes.
In my opinion, I agree with Murray’s claim that four year college is not worth, job satisfaction for intrinsic reward, and the dark side of the Bachelor's degree. In my view, Murray’s is right, because college requires student to take 32 courses in four years or longer and not all courses are relate to the field they study with. More specifically, I believe that four years college will take more time to achieve our goal and knowledges doesn’t teach us how to make a living in our society. Murray described in his article, “More people should be getting the basic of a liberal education. But for most students, the places to provide those basics are elementary and middle school” (235).
For decades, students have been told that college is the next step after high school graduation. Society glorifies those that have a degree and looks down upon those who do not. Many students have not acquired the necessary tools nor have the motivation to be successful and face problems while pursuing post-high school education. Some argue that college provides a foundation in liberal studies that will improve career opportunities. Charles Murray disagrees in his essay, "Are Too Many People Going to College."
The Greek Philosopher Aristotle identified “The years between puberty and age twenty-one as the formative time for mind and character.” It was customary for young Greek men to attend a series of lectures that resembled our notion of a college “course”(Delbanco 36). Aristotle is a believer of education and the power it has on the development of the young mind. Likewise, he believes college is a place to establish one’s character. Caroline Bird’s essay, “Where College Fails Us,” definitely does not correlate with the opinion of Aristotle.
For many people, college is an important key for their future. Some people go to college for the job opportunities and the new windows it can open. Others go just for the education and experience. A good education is beneficial from many different viewpoints; in truth, it is a possibility that one's adult life could be much harder than people care to think. One can have better wealth, is less likely to be unemployed, and a much higher chance of being closer to your family.
If a person’s parent or guardian drilled the idea of college into your head, or if they told you ‘do what you want’ or ‘I don 't care’, or ‘You’re not going’. While college is great, there are other means of education. The value of college is a low because there are people who do not qualify for a college education, and also because there are other ways of post-secondary education other than college. College is not valuable because many people will not make it into a 2 or 4-year college, much less graduate from one. To support this, in the article Why College Isn 't For Everyone, it says, “As a general rule, I would use graduates in the top quarter of their class at a high-quality high school should go on to a four-year degree program, while those in the bottom quarter of their classes at a high school with a mediocre educational reputation should not.”
The education you receive and the money you spend is directly related. The time students spend and the decisions they make is also related to the money they pay out. Bachelor’s degrees are traditionally earned within a four year period. Students usually take up to five years or an extra semester to complete this degree. The time spent at four year universities is increasing and so is the cost.