In the article, Not Going to College is a Viable Option, the author, Lawrence B. Schlack, argues that college is not the only option for seniors after high school and there may be better options for them. The author supports his argument and persuades his audience effectively by using ethos, pathos, and logos, helping the reader open their eyes and understand why deferring college can be a good option. The author establishes credibility with his audience on two occasions. In the beginning of the article, he exclaims, “Any retired superintendent...better explain himself” which helps him introduce himself to his audience.
That just basically states that more skills are used at the blue collar job level than at the white collar job level. I think Mike Rose was successful in being persuasive when he wrote this. I think he was successful because he not only states the jobs that require extra learning in the essay but he uses his own connection. He put his mother in the essay and talks about her work life and he puts in his uncle’s work life and talks about his transition to a higher position and the problems he had.
School Wide Writing Project Former superintendent, Lawrence B. Shlack argues in his article, Not Going to College is a Viable Option, that too many students believe that going to college is the only option after high school in order to be successful. The main purpose of this article is to convince students to be less narrow-minded on the topic of post-high school decisions and effectively provides the reasoning behind his logic and provides alternatives. As a retired superintendent, Schlack proves that he has sufficient credibility and knowledge of high school students and what most of them are thinking. The use of pathos and ethos combined with his credibility appeals to the readers strongly by making the article relatable for most high schoolers.
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.
In recent discussions of unemployment, a controversial issue has been whether a college education is worth the oppressive debt that colleges thrust upon their students. From this perspective, obtaining a preeminent education is not valued above the threat of student loans that constantly loom over the possessor. On the other hand, however, others argue that a college education constructs the building blocks for undergraduates to pursue more than just a job or career. In the words of one of this view’s main proponents, “Post secondary education should help students to discover what they love to do, to get better at it, and to develop that ability to continue learning so that they become agents of change- not victims of it,” (Roth). According to this view, secondary education develops a student’s ability to rise above change and are not lost to its enormous list of victims.
In Marty Nemko’s essay, “We Send Too Many Students to College,” I thought he presented his argument about how a college degree does not necessarily mean that you will succeed in life in a subtle yet smart way by utilizing a personal connection with the subject of his essay. Or as Aristotle explained in The Art of Rhetoric, the appeal to authority (Ethos). Additionally, I thought his incorporation of the two stories about the individuals who obtained their degrees, but could find a job with their aforementioned degrees was a very honest way of descripting what I believe is happening in today’s educational institution.
The first challenge is: “How would you describe Edmundson’s ethos, or self-representation, in this essay?” In answer, he clearly established his ethos in his introduction as a college professor that cares about his students and how they learn. He then explains that, while he gets good feedback about his teaching from his students, he feels that he is being too easy on his students and he isn’t teaching them the way he would like. He also compares himself to a professor that asked the two part question: “What book did you most dislike in this course? What intellectual or characterological flaws in you does that dislike point to?”
According William Perry a psychologist for cognitive development for college students, refers to students who are dualist who set up their minds for two things. One, they think the professors have every right answer. Second, they see the professors as their authority figures for guidance”. They come to college with thoughts in mind, to do what they are told. There is no preparation on their side.
However, we can prevent this by using or having different programs such as parent family based programs, social development strategies, and mentoring programs. West High School has programs such as freshmen mentoring club, and one of the required courses is called success strategies which introduces you to basic things you need in life such as college financial help and many others. Handling peer pressure from other peers with the right training can lead you down the right path. Having good grades and not falling in the trap of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco use. Having a reliable, great community to rely on to help you not get into these traps is vital for a successful life.
The student retorts, “we talk about what’s true, what’s important, what’s good. Well, how do you teach people to be good?” (p. 2). She also wonders whether Emerson would have “any ideas about what to do about what was worrying him-or did he think he’d done enough because he’s spelled the problem out to the Harvard professors?”
In my opinion Dr. Keith Insheep’s “philosophical gold nuggets” is unique to others. His article elaborates the different characters of past and current graduate program by comparing several key elements in graduate life. Even though Dr. Insheep didn’t made any judgement towards the changes, there are several quotable experiences. Firstly, in the past, professors earn more respect from the students. Nowadays, some student keep complain how tired they are and how puss their advisor is, but they have forgotten that the tough road was chosen by themselves.
Argumentative Essay: Embracing College Debt "By making college unaffordable and student loans unbearable, we risk deterring our best and brightest from pursuing higher education and securing a good paying job" (Pocan, 2016). High school seniors advance into college with little income and no knowledge of managing large expenses. Although college incurs significant debt, it has positive lifelong benefits such as a better job, higher salary with benefits, and obtaining an opportunity for a fuller life. College graduates tend to have better employment opportunities.
Low high school grades or SAT or ACT scores will not carry as much weight when applying to a four-year university if you do well as community college. Taking developmental classes, such as lower-level math, science, or English courses, can make up for poor grades you received in high school. Admissions counselors at four-year universities like to see you overcome your problems and bettering