In Charles Murray’s article, “Are Too Many People Going to College?”. he seeks to enlighten younger generations and administrators on a socially unacceptable future- not attending higher schooling after high school. He establishes insight through use of examples and statistics throughout his writing. However, he tends to repeatedly violates literary maxims that lead to his writing getting distracted from the main point or leading the reader to become confused by his use of terms. Through his many successes and obstacles, he still manages to create a new perspective on not going to college, making it just as wise of a decision as going to college depending on the career path and scholarly education a student accumulated in prior schooling.
I try to be as realistic as possible in most situations, I know college is not going to be easy especially with the major that chose me. But after my visits to Lindenwood I understand all the ways that help is accessible to me. And since my failure in Algebra 2 the year prior I’ve gained new ways to make it fool proof that I remember to do my work. With the help of calendars, alarms on my phone, and writing and recording notes as the professor speaks I feel that I am prepared to succeed at college. With these tools I fully plan on surpassing others in my pursuit of higher education.
We all look forward to the day of graduation and the day we turn our dreams to reality some find it easy and some find it difficult. I remember being in high school two years ago and thinking about what I wanted to do after graduation as to -- whether I should go straight to nursing school or start off at a community college to eventually transfer to a four year university. In life, lots of students come across transitioning from high school to college to become successful in life and to achieve their goals. Some people find it easy or difficult to transition from high school to college. The reason for this is people fail to realize that high school is way different than college.
Taking college credit during high school will save many people money and time in college. Choosing to take the challenging classes will keep seniors focused. Quote As previously stated seniors can get nervous for the upcoming year with college ahead. A quote from Cyr(2015) says, a person might feel comfortable where they are at in life, but if he or she doesn’t step out of the comfort zone, he or she may never know what is out in the world (Cyr, 2015). Getting ready and prepared for college is stepping out of a comfort zone.
Job employment rates rise and decline, but having a liberal arts degree boosts one’s chance of a job. Ungar states, “It is far wiser for students prepare for change—and the multiple careers they are likely to have—than to search for a single job track that might one day become a dead end” (Ungar, 2017, p. 227). Not every individual receives the job they desire—foolish people assume that their desired careers start once they receive their degree. Although not every individual receives the job he/she wants, students who have a liberal arts degree produce better chances of adapting in a fluctuating workplace. Ungar states, “It promotes the idea of listening to all points of view and not relying on a single ideology, and examining all approaches to solving a problem rather than assuming that one technique or perspective has all the answers” (Ungar, 2017, p. 230).
How do you plan to use your college education to make a difference in your community? As a hard-working high school senior my main focus is to pursue a higher education after high school and pursue going to college to study computer science. As a young adult I believe It is very important to keep developing as not only a student but also a person, I strongly believe that education is the key component to establishing a
In his Essay “Are too many people going to college,” first published in a 2008 issue of AEI, Charles Murray explores many insights onto the topic of furthering education as well as exploring various other options to pursue after high school. Who exactly would think that too many people are going to college? Well with more and more students flooding campuses at the end of every school year and less and less going into trade schools, a shift in the job market is just beginning to be seen on the horizon. Charles Murray’s essay “Are too many people going to college” shows that not only are there other avenues to pursue a potential life long career, but that much of the time pursuing these avenues may offer better results for some wanting to go to college. Throughout the essay, Charles Murray stresses the idea that college is the wonderland of finding oneself and to find the career that one would want to follow for the rest of their lives.
People go to college to get a good paying job, have job security, and get a degree. Well at least that’s what it should be about. That’s what Charles Murray believes in his essay “Are Too Many People Going to College.” Murray counters the argument of Sanford Ungar who believes colleges should have a more liberal approach towards its classes and have students actually learn a broad range of real life skills instead of just going into a career just because it pays well. In Ungar’s essay he explains the misperception that Americans have on obtaining a liberal-arts degree and how they believe it doesn’t translate well to the real world. Despite Ungar’s points Murray’s essay touched on many valid points such as a liberal education should be learned
Most parents stress that important it's getting into college after high school because degrees look good on your résumé, and it can get you further in your career. School isn’t for everyone though school is claimed to be a necessity to being “successful” most young adults can do without. Here’s to show you can have a “successful” life right after high school without college; the options students have during high school, less spending money and more making money, starting your career sooner.
They think, “ Why is it being forced on me to do this when I already have taken my required classes to earn those credits”. The government should tell the school that they should offer the classes and not force it on them. Although it makes the students look good when colleges look at their applications, but the schools should still offer the choice to the students. It takes away their academic time, they have a lot going on with colleges such as work, applications, deadlines, preparing for college, and causes
College, people stresses of what to do.. Path wise. Should they go to a university or trade school? I believe trade school, it’s a great starting path. Because education in it 's self is a huge necessity for everyday life, especially college education because of what you earn in jobs after college than what you have in high school.
Yet whenever I’d tell someone that, their bright smiles would always falter slightly as the same variety of questions would spill from their lips. “So you want to write for a living?” “What kind of income would that bring?” “Wouldn’t you have to write a best seller to make any type of money?” Questions such as these are the reason I’ve always felt uneasy about telling people what I planned on studying in college, especially my grandpa. He said I should major in Business, like my mom. Or Medicine, like my aunt. Fields of study that actually could land me a decent paying job after college.