I recently read an essay called “Should Everyone Go to College?” by Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill who write a great argument stating that going to college should depend on the situation instead of stating that everyone should go to college. Stephanie and Isabel go over the rate of return on education through graphs and statistics that show that those that go to college are often time more successful than those that go straight into a career. However, going to college should be dependent on the chosen career path more than anything else because some career paths do not require a college education. Also, the rate of return is a big thing to think about before committing to going to college because paying for college to go into a career that
“Is College the best option why or why not discusses the controversial issue of whether college is important or not. On one hand, while some argue that college is very important. Stephanie Owens and Isabel Sawhill writers of article “Should Everyone Go to College” asserts that we may be doing a disservice by telling all young people that college is the best option. Owens feels that college may be of service to some people, but not the best option for everyone. In my opinion, the author is stating that all the statistics should be laid out for the student and left up to them to decide if they are interested in pursuing college.
“3 Reasons College Still Matters” by Andrew Delbanco 3) “Surely, every American college ought to defend this waning possibility, whatever we call it. And an American college is only true to itself when it opens its doors to all - the rich, the middle, and the poor - who have the capacity to embrace the precious chance to think and reflect before life engulfs them. If we are all serious about democracy, that means everyone.” 4) In this part of the writing Andrew Delbanco tries to persuade his audience by using the pattern of logic that agrees with the overall argument but also considers another striking point of view to strengthen the argument (While these arguments are convincing, they must also consider…). He is agreeing with the overall argument that college is very important and that those who dream and want to further their education should have the right to. Regardless of the many obstacles such
The issue of academic dishonesty becoming a habit if it is successful resonates with me. In my opinion, cheating does in fact become an acceptable ubiquitous habit if academic dishonesty is not addressed. In conclusion, one lifelong benefit of practicing academic integrity is making habit of being honest and trustworthy in all situations through one’s life. A personal vision of mine is that one day all students will uphold academic integrity and no additional pressure will be placed on students to cheat. My advice to being a morally upright college student is to never waste time getting distracted by things that will not help you in the future.
Both the author of Sommunbulist, Heron Jones and the author of “How not to get into to college” discuss the focus on career will seemingly provide intrinsic happiness. Firstly, Alfie Kohn warns parents and educators about the high and unattainable goals in future career paths students will set for themselves by saying, “Nor would this mode of existence end at college graduation. The horizon never comes any closer. They would have to struggle for the next set of rewards in order to snag the best residencies, the choosiest clerkships, the fast-track positions in the corporate world. Then would follow the most prestigious appointments, partnerships, vice-presidencies, and so on, working harder, nose stuck in the future, ever more frantic… until,
The safety needs are met in the second stage in Maslow's pyramid and in the first stage of Erikson's stage of development. S Autonomy versus Shame and Doubt and Initiative versus Guilt is the place they figure out how to be independent and gain self-confidence (Boles et al., 2011). They are in various stages of improvement for every theorist. Erikson trusts that one can't advance progressively to the following stage until individuals have completely created in the stage some time recently. Maslow trusts that one can't consider the following stage of advancement if a person needs have not been met in the past stage.
In today’s world, we are subconsciously encouraged to be normal. Normally, unique ideas are often shamed before they can come to life. In David Wallace’s commencement speech to Kenyon University's graduating master students, he urged students to go against the norm and think for themselves. His method of encouragement was a bit unusual but, consequently, the students will take what he asserted into account due to his unusual, but persuasive style. Throughout this speech, Wallace deviates from one example to the next, but he stayed consistent in encouraging students to think for themselves instead of being like a rat in a machine to get cheese.
Caroline Bird’s argument against postsecondary education is incorrect, specifically her beliefs that students are exposed to too many options and graduates only want jobs that save people. First, Caroline Bird shares her belief that “a college experience that piles option on option …merely adds to the contemporary nightmare.” Although too many options can be overwhelming sometimes, it is a good thing to have several options for people to choose from. For instance, as a student, I have been exposed to many options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc. Options are a good thing because I do not have to be pressured into majoring in something I do not want to or taking classes that are not right for me. As a matter of fact, author Virginia N. Gordon found statistical evidence that about 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduation (Freedman).
3, Garinger). The phrase "were told they could never change" shouldn't be what people should be hearing there should always be as a second chance for someone to change, especially a juvenile who isn't old enough to comprehend the consequences of one's action. Most believe a second chance is realizing them so they can change which isn't the truth second chance should be us helping them get the rehabilitation and education that they need to change from a person's affected from circumstances to someone realizes that they aren't alone and there are people to help him overcome his problems cause that's what good American
In the articles “Stop Scaring Students” by Devorah Lieberman and “College Is a Waste of Time and Money” by Caroline Bird, the authors debate the value of college education. This topic is vital to a college student's success because the articles may help mold their decisions. While Lieberman and Bird’s opinions may differ, they share a common interest- to educate students on their options after high school. In “Stop Scaring Students”, Devorah Lieberman argues that a college education is still a valuable investment in today’s world. First, Lieberman accuses some news agencies of “short sighted reporting”, meaning that these news outlets are only giving one side of the overall story, which intimidates potential college students.
Education is a lifetime of learning and college education can be the most stressful situation in someone 's life. In the article titled, “What Is the Point of College?” by Kwame Anthony Appiah, (The New York Times, on September 8, 2015) Appiah exposes what college should be about. I believe that Cal Poly provides me with enough classroom opportunities to determine both what I can do and who I can be. Before going out on a quest of our own making, know that we do not need to be career driven, rather career minded. “As higher education grows more expensive,” students “want to know if they are getting a good return on their investment,” as Appiah comments.
Finally, even though they were all first generation students they still knew from the very beginning that they would graduate college. The advice that I would give future current-generation students is to not focus on the successes or the lifestyles of their peers and make their own paths. In college you truly will meet so many people who will be going down the wrong paths, or not exhibiting behaviors that you would think but just avoid the partying as much as possible; or if they do decide to party and stuff just to always put their education first and have their work