Movies, media, and society are those who are false representing the criteria of college. School requires a lot of work. Bird suggests that colleges advertise activities that are provided, to lure in the high school student. In actuality, colleges wouldn’t advertise students doing homework or studying. Students want to see what
Bijena Adhikari Jerome Parent English 121-56I 03/29/2012 The value of college In this century “the value of college” has been a big debate among the parents, student and the professor themselves. College is not a gateway which guarantees better jobs and better salaries, but it definitely makes a huge difference while accruing one. College is a guideline for stepping out in a real world and tackling real problems. While the tuition fees are increasing every year so as the curiosity, is it worth spending that huge amount of money? And after graduating will there be a secured job?
I know I did not want that, and that is why I wanted to go to college, even more than is the main reason why I wanted to go to college. Another reason was I wanted to get a better education other than just a High school Diploma. Not many places would take many serious if they just had a High school Diploma. My final reason for wanting to go to college was that I wanted that college experience. I was fortune enough to get into college, so why not take advantage of it, and get the real college experience, since I did not really have that, High school Experience, this was my chance, to make up for it.
I have seen students go to college because their parents forced them to, then cut classes, not study, do way too much partying, and get poor grades. Far too often these kids end up dropping out and never finishing college--what a waste of time and money! Now don't get me wrong, I very strongly advocate going to college, but only for people who have what it takes to be successful in college, including having a desire to go in the first place. If a teenager went all through high school cutting classes, goofing off, getting poor grades and barely graduating, then what do you think is most likely to happen if they go straight to college from high school? Besides, you have to consider that teenagers are still young, naive and inexperienced.
Tuition subsidies are not as helpful as students believe them to be, but in fact cause more harm than good. Pursuing a higher education is a personal choice that students must take accountability for, mentally and financially. Let’s say Jill, a recent high school graduate, is considering applying to college. She evaluates her work habits, her ability to handle stress, and her motivation to complete tasks, and realizes she’s just not ready to handle the workload that comes with college courses. The logical thing for her to do is postpone her college enrollment until she’s ready.
Educational Benefits of a College Education In the article, “Is College Worth It,” Richard Vedder argues that college is not worth going for everyone. Explaining that college tuition has increased by double and is often more expensive than what students can afford, Vedder argues that it might be better to choose not going to college for some students. In addition, he states that after graduation from college there are not enough professional jobs. He concludes that students should consider whether college is worth it or not based on their academic levels. Although Vedder’s argument is somewhat convincing because he points out the economic problems of a college education, he neglects educational benefits that students could get from a college education.
Eric Fobb Mr. Greer ENGL 92-08 December 2, 2013 "Is College a Waste of Time and Money?" As of now in our society, a college education is no longer an option or privilege, but rather a necessity. Many college students would feel that college is a waste of money because they do not learn what they want to. Instead they have to take classes that have close to nothing to do with their major, but are only taking these classes in order to fulfill a general educational requirement. Let's face it, most people go to college only for the title of being called a "college student."
Marklein reveals students feelings of being influenced to join programs where they are not able to speak their mind and provide input. Being a college student myself, I find it hard to feel that it is acceptable to say how I feel in certain situations but do not know how to go about it without a teacher having a grudge on you that may or may not hurt my grade. Just like Marklein clarifies, students cannot speak freely in fear of getting reprimanded for speaking against other students and teachers mainstream point of views. She believes that, “college is supposed to be a place where students should feel at ease to say what they feel without being afraid to do so.” (Marklein 276) Giving many examples in her article of this argument, the author shows the unfairness of how freedom of speech works in colleges. She provides many instances of where a student or student groups are suppressed for practicing their actions on college campuses.
However, parents and teachers do not realize the lie they are promoting to the students of the next generation. The lies that culture actively pursues and pollutes students with are the ideas that college is necessary for success, the exclusivity of knowledge is only found at a university, the material comes from success in college, and success is ones own happiness. The message that society drills into the minds of students is that college is a necessary process to earning a living and being successful. Although furthering an education in college is common, there is no need to succumb to an inexistent ideal. Success outside of a college degree looks interactive.