Our country prides itself on encouraging its citizens to better themselves through education. (P) While its priority has been high school graduation, many jobs now require college degrees, making higher education more important than ever. While I understand that every American should be expected to sacrifice during this hard time, just as we were in World War II, I feel that this particular sacrifice would put our country in an even worse state. (S) Our work force will not be prepared to handle nor understand the advancements that we have strived so hard to achieve. College is made to prepare students with the newest information possible, so that we can constantly be improving ourselves and be able continue to compete with the world’s leading nations.
Procrastination is one of the most common occurrence in the behavior of college and university students. According to Merriam Webster Encyclopedia, procrastination is defined as putting off intentionally the doing of something that should be done. Procrastinators are made, not born. There are three basic types of procrastinators: arousal types (also known as thrill seekers) who wait to the last minute for the euphoric rush, avoiders, who may be avoiding fear of failure and decisional procrastinators, who cannot make a decision. There are many causes for procrastination and every cause varies depending on the person.
Having a shorter temper and being liable to anger given little provocation. Loss of preductivity mainly due to the above as the ability to keep you mind on the task at hand could be compremised. Emotinal outbursts of any given spectrum this could include tears and apathy to it all as a direct result of stress. Dii. Having to complete a task in a set given time that you might deem to be not enough time.
The College System The word ‘college’ is often associated with words such as ‘expenses’ and ‘debt’. In the American college system, at least, this seems to be the pattern. Colleges and Universities are getting more and more inaccessible to students due to their increase in tuitions. According to Andrew Delbanco in his book College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, the difference between Colleges and a Universities is that a College “is about transmitting knowledge of and from the past to undergraduate students so they may draw upon it as a living resource in the future” (Delbanco 2). This reflection of the past to learn for the future seems unrealistic when half of Americans cannot pay for such education.
I think Murray’s point of views will change a lot of people and the way they see education as a primary resource to qualify to get a good job. Murray states “for most of the nation’s youths, making the bachelor’s degree a job qualification means demanding a credential that is beyond their reach” (99). This explains how a bachelor’s degree has impacted most of our youth out there as a requirement to get a job. I agree with Murray that Obama should use his power to reach corporations and for them to consider applicants that may actually have the skills for the job by using certification tests. In Murrays essay he says it best by saying, “Certification test would provide evidence that the applicant has acquired the skills the
She claims that community colleges are looked at with a negative stigma due to a number of superficial and ignorant reasons. Addison conveys a strong and successful argument in portraying the necessity of a community college education in today’s society and supports her claim with sound reasoning, personal testimonies, and good diction in order to create an effective rhetorical analysis. Addison’s argument, though written several years ago, is still mostly relevant to present day where the average college student worries as much about their workload as they do attempting to pay for college. In present times it is well known that community college is significantly more affordable than attendance at a four-year university and typically allows for students to remain living at home, while not having to worry about a lengthy everyday commute to class. However, because they are typically easy to attend, many people think of community college as offering a sub-par education, which limits students’ success when later attempting to develop and expand careers.
Many people believe that there is a national crisis in our schools. Why do you think schools are failing, and what are some possible solutions? I agree with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the right of universities to consider race in admissions procedures in order to achieve a diverse student
Hannah Dickinson Mr. Thomason ENGL 1020-116 15 September 2014 Analysis of Charles Murray’s “What’s Wrong With Vocational School?” Charles Murray is writing to The Wall Street Journal, which is a huge and very diverse audience to whom to present such a controversial argument. The point Murray is trying to make is that vocational schools are more effective and logical courses of action for young people entering the job market than is the conventional 4-year-university track. In championing the cause of vocational schools over college, Murray uses logos, appeals to authority, though his tone makes him come across as a little condescending. This may almost damage his argument overall. Murray’s argument is persuasive through his use of logos, nod to the opposition, and solution for the problem he introduces, among other methods to make his argument appear valid to his audience.
As you may already know, procrastination is one of the easiest ways to not finish your work. One definition of procrastination states that this is an act putting off doing something, usually out of a habit of carelessness or laziness. Ouch. I prefer the notion that procrastination is simply putting something off. After a few moments of pondering the concept of procrastination, I came up with several questions.
The staggering differences in scores greatly concerned the United States Department of Education, which led to a spur of reform such as the passing of government programs intent on improving American education around standardized testing. Consequently, American “success” would largely depend on grades, test scores, and single-minded devotion to school during the teenage years. This new system was clearly meant to emulate the education system of Japan, a country where the grueling school system causes more than 100 students to commit suicide per year. Although the Asian educational system has been an inspiration point for American schools, the switch to imitate the East Asian school system will lead to a drastic and negative effect in American students’ lives. The traditional American mindset toward school has greatly changed over time, creating both positive and negative effects toward its students’ education.