Summary Of Why Everyone Shouldn T Go To College By Larry Cuban

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Larry Cuban's’ persuasiveness The percentage of U.S students in the age 18-24 enrolled in college has increased from 35 percent in 2000 to 41 percent in 2010, and according to The Washington Post, only 27 percent of college graduates have a job related to their degrees. states that as many as 60 percent of college graduates struggle to find jobs in their field. Larry Cuban debates where college graduates go when they graduate. The article “Why everyone shouldn't go to college” is republished by Valerie Straus, for The Washington Post, and Cuban uses both ethos and logos throughout the article to emphasize his points and persuade the readers, which he does well. Larry Cuban's background as a former high school teacher, district …show more content…

Each paragraph is written with a subjective point of view, meaning that his own opinion is clearly stated. However, Cubans facts are written with a motive to make the reader agree with what he states, and this is a technique he uses to persuade the readers. After he presents the facts, he presents his point of view, and he debates the facts and the statistics. The definite facts are used to make the reader question the purpose of the college degrees, and furthermore thinking of the other alternatives, because the readers get interested in what he is writing. Cuban is not only stating that there are other options than attending college, but he also wants the reader to understand that it's important to accept that the best for them doesn't necessarily have to be to attend college, but he states that there are other options, such as community college and cooperative programs between area community college and high schools. Cuban writes in a tone that is persuasive, because he addresses the article directly to the readers, and he makes the reader value his points and his opinions. While making the reader feel comfortable by noticing how great the other options for college are, he addresses that college graduates and high school graduates might end up at the same work, even though one has a better degree. This is shown by all the facts and statistics he had listed …show more content…

A claim of fact includes the risk that the factual map is constantly being redrawn, and claims of fact must rely upon reliable authorities, or they are useless. Claims of policy, on the other hand, argue that certain conditions should exist. A claim of fact is found on page three, paragraph four, and is stated like this: “Truth-telling might inform parents that millions of jobs created by 2018 will not require a four-year degree.” This claim of fact makes the reader understand that the importance of college isn't as important as everybody thinks, but it makes the reader curious about the following commentary about the claim. Moreover, a claim of policy is found on page four, paragraph three, and is stated like this: “But raising questions about whether all students should go to college, especially when there are viable alternatives available to youth is, to say the least, not even near the top of reformers` agenda today. It should be.” This claim of policy once again makes the reader rethink the importance of attending college, and the claim might make the reader reconsider the other options to attending

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