The Invisibility Factor Analysis

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Based on chapter one of “The Invisibility Factor” the author argues that as the number of first generation applicants attending colleges increase, institutions face public criticism about rising tuition cost and questions about accessibility for low income students. In December 2007, Harvard University announced that student loans would be replaced with grants for families earning less than $180,000 a year. As well as a program that ensures families earning less than $60,000 a year would likely pay nothing to attend Harvard. Even though first generation students are less likely to pay college tuition because of financial aid, tap, and other government assistances due to their low income in their family, they still face heavy academic stress upon them. Even though you get money from financial aid doesn’t mean college will …show more content…

No one should ever create a barrier for Asian students to stay in. Asian students are not models; they are just regular students being their true selves. Being a student is hard, but being an Asian student is harder. First they have to overcome the language barrier, which they have to learn a whole new language they have never spoken in their life before. Second they have to live up to model minority theory. The model minority theory does bring positive benefits to some Asian students because they have been growing up in the society where they were told they were better than others and they could achieve more than others, therefore as more they believe in themselves the higher chance of being successful. This is also known as the Labelling theory. But the others are not that lucky. Even though they got accepted into ivy ledges colleges, but the stress they are dealing with is not manageable. They have to live up to their expectations of being smart, and getting all A’s in every class, they do not have time to take a break and

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