As a college student who is currently spending thousands of dollars to further my education and achieve a career goal, it was, at first, disheartening to read Caroline Bird ’s essay “College is a Waste of Time and Money”. However, after thoroughly examining her points, I now see that her essay is illogical. In her piece “College is a Waste of Time and Money”, Caroline Bird argues against the idea that “college is the best place for all high-school graduates” (1); in other words, college isn’t for everyone. Throughout her writing, Bird supplies her readers with evidence that explains how, for some individuals, college is a waste of not only time and money, but of intellectual effort, as well.
Writers do their job because they want to express their ideas to make an impact on the readers. Sometimes they want to convince their audience through persuasion. They can do it using different rhetorical elements such as logos, ethos, and pathos. These are Greek words that mean logic, character, and emotion consecutively.
Rhetorical Analysis: Richer and Poorer In the essay “Richer and Poorer” written by Jill Lepore and published in the New Yorker in March 16, 2015. She argues how the united states has the largest economic inequality in the world and how it’s been going on for years. The audience they are pursuing for this paper are those who are either well educated, those who are updated in recent political regimes, and those who must stomach economic inequality. Ms. Lepore states evidence amidst other authors, stories, and numbers based on research from the Gini Index, which is amongst other parts throughout their paper.
Most students today, no matter what level of education they are at know the feeling of getting a report card back, only to see that they 've received poor grades or even worse, grades that don 't reflect the time and effort that were put in to the class. In today 's society the grading in an educational system can cause a great deal of controversy as to whether students are actually receiving the grades they deserve and whether grades are measuring the student 's true adroitness. In the poem Marks, the author, Lindon Paston uses a controlling metaphor, diction, and tone to portray a woman 's feeling of confinement and restriction when being graded as if in an education system, by her own family as a stay at home mother. We witness the speaker
When it comes to kids, tech advice is changing, and Eliana Dockterman wants you to listen. Dockterman’s general argument in her piece, “The Digital Parent Trap,” is that early exposure to technology can have several benefits. She uses a plethora of facts, quotes, and reasoning to support this claim. Also, her word choice and sentence structure serve to emphasize her argument. Lastly, her organization and content build the credibility of her and her argument.
Going forward a liberal arts education will be key for me to attain my goals. Specifically a Hollins liberal arts education. I am interested in pursuing pre-law, creative writing, art, and equine studies. At a typical technical based studies program I would be unable to study and learn what I 'm passionate about. It has been said that if you choose a job you love you will never have to work another day, and I fully intend to live my life with zeal doing what I love and am truly passionate about, and a liberal arts education will help me achieve that.
The Evolution of Elizabeth Proctor Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible is a compelling look at the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Elizabeth Proctor began as doubtful of her husband, John Proctor, but ends up having faith in him in the end. She still believed her husband was still in love with Abigail but Proctor soon proved his love for Elizabeth throughout the play. Elizabeth evolves from a woman who doubts her husband, but then evolves into a woman who risks her life to save her husband. Elizabeth continues to question her husband's faith causing an argument between the two.
We as a society are manipulated by the idea that a college education will fix all of our problems and allow us to pursue a successful life. In the essay “College In America” by Caroline Bird mentions that a college education is not the best choice for all high school graduates because it leads to the assumption that a college education is the only possible way to establish one’s identity in society. Although college is the staple after graduating high school not all sustain the qualities it takes to succeed in the intellectual work given and some career fields do not have a connecting relationship to a college education reminding us that even though these claims are based in the 1970s it is still relevant in today’s society.
Why isn’t it enough to just copy and paste in an assessment even if you reference your source 1 Introduction; what is Plagiarism? [The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that the word 'plagiarism' derives from the Latin plagiarius, meaning 'kidnapper'; the plagiarist is the kidnapper of others' ideas, writings, and inventions. Kidnapping is always a premeditated crime - always a sin of commission rather than omission. Kidnappers do not accidentally kidnap, nor do they kidnap through sloth, ignorance, or lack of confidence.
When I was 17 years old, I wasn’t excited to go off to college to do more school work. I figured since I didn’t enjoy high school as much as others, a college would be even tougher to enjoy and probably not end well. Throughout high school, math was a subject that caught my attention briefly and I always questioned if anything other than basic math was important. I completed high school algebra even though I knew I would never use it in my daily life. And I didn’t.
“College is a Waste of Time and Money” is an essay written by Caroline Bird which expresses the view that college is not essential to adulthood, is a poor investment, and adults should not assert to young adults that going to college is the right thing to do. Bird gives an immensely strong argument that “It has become too expensive in money, time, and intellectual effort to serve as a holding pen for large numbers of our young” (Bird, 436). After reading the essay, it is evident that a great percentage of the students attending college do not actually want to be there and are attending due to the reiteration that college is a necessity. Thus, college is now a money-making industry and focuses on the social aspect of college rather than the