Zinsheteyn goes on about extensive test prep, “And the College Board is arguing that the new SAT more accurately reflects what students learn in school, rebuffing criticism that acing the SAT requires mastering a separate curriculum through extensive test-prep services.” Many parents are willing to spend a large amount of money to see their kid succeed. Some test-prep services can cost up to $1,000 or more depending on the type of service you choose. Some families do not have that type of income to send their kids to elite test-prep programs which help even out the fairness for the test
The College Board administers the SAT test in the United States. As the Taylor 2 College Board’s website says, the SAT test "does not pretend to measure all factors related to freshman student success, but its scores have a statistically significant relationship to that success. It continues to weigh heavily in the college student evaluation process.” Along with the SAT, we also have another similar test the ACT. The ACT is a standardized test to determine a high school graduate’s preparation for college-level work. It covers four areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.
Nemko assumes that those reading his article are parents questioning if college is the right decision for their child. He addresses the main argument of college graduates make more than non-college graduates. He goes on to refute it by stating that some graduates are forced to take jobs that non-graduates hold with an ever changing American job market. Nemko concludes his argument by leaving the reader with a list of possibilities and examples for the college and noncollege bound. Overall, Nemko’s argument about sending too many students to college has some effectiveness to it while also having some ineffectiveness to it.
People who are thinking of college would typically include parents who want to know if college is best for their child or children, high school students, adults looking to complete their schooling or even enhance it, and even people who have dropped out of school entirely. In order for Delbanco’s article to be well supported and robust, he would need to go over the cause for why people don’t think highly of college as a wise educational plan in life. He explains the basis of people not going to college, he says, “Some on the right say that pouring more public investment in higher education, in the form of enhanced subsides for individuals or institutions, is a bad idea.” This is important in an argumentative article to have a refutation; otherwise, the argument is weak and fails to support the claims that have been made by the writer. Introducing a counter argument in an argumentative article is an intelligent decision to do when writing; this provides insight on others thoughts that oppose the statement, which has been made by said person. In his refutation he also includes more information why people oppose college, he says, “Other thinkers, on the left, question whether the aspiration to go to college really makes sense for ‘low-income students who can least afford to spend money and years’ on such a risky venture, given their low graduation rates
Have you ever felt like there was no point in school only because you were easily given passing grades? How can graduates prepare for the hard work in college if they didn 't attain any knowledge throughout high school? Many students may not think about these questions. They probably don’t realize that they could 've been passing classes each year, but they haven 't gained any information. I agree that teachers should start to present accurate grades to help students understand their true academic abilities.
College Isn 't The Only Answer If anyone has ever went to high school, then they have heard about college. Everyone has a different point of view on the idea of college. Part of it depends on how someone was raised. If a person’s parent or guardian drilled the idea of college into your head, or if they told you ‘do what you want’ or ‘I don 't care’, or ‘You’re not going’. While college is great, there are other means of education.The value of college is a low because there are people who do not qualify for a college education, and also because there are other ways of post-secondary education other than college.
Introduction The purpose of this paper is to assess the performance of first-generation college students. With the number of first-generation college students enrolling in universities rising, these students often have a struggle to transition into a university life with the lack of knowledge that their parents could not provide for them. College is a huge step for many families because they are sending their children off to get a higher education; therefore, support and motivation were added to the studies. These two components will be mentioned in this essay because many studies have shown that they can affect a student’s ability to do well in school. This happens because first-generation children grow up in an environment where they are
High School guidance counselors have to remind students that test scores are just one part of the college process. The National Association for college admission counselors in Arlington VA, has shown that SAT scores have been consistently ranked third in importance behind students grades and strength of high school curriculum (Adams 1). When being a student it can be hard to remember a majority of different tools are used to determine if you will be accepted to a college, not just you SAT score. Most students have the idea that their scores are their only hope, and that’s what will be getting them into their dream school. However, the amount of time and effort put into their four years of high school doesn’t go unnoticed.
The amendment established the draft lottery system which started four days later. (htt4) Two years later the act one again was amended. This amendment required all males to register within a period of thirty days before and twenty-nine days after their eighteenth birthday. A new classification system was established as well. The final lottery drawing was held on February 2, 1972, which lead to an announcement from the Secretary of Defense, Melvin R. Laird, the following year.
As a result, many students have to rely on financial aid to pay for their college expense. However, not all students received the amount of aid they need to pay for college admission. When students don’t have the aid to cover the expense they will have to change their choice of college. The amount of financial aid student received effect the students in college by determining where the student will attend, whether or not the student have to obtain a job to be financially stable, and the amount of loan students end with after graduating.