Mr. Jones English 9 February 2012 The story of Aaron Douglas Aaron Douglas grew up just like any other African American growing up in the 1800’s. His parents had financial problems providing for their fairly larger family. However, his parents wanted him to have a good education. He strived to gain an education and to become an artist. He was able to go to college after much hard work in high school and some jobs to pay for college.
I graduated high school twenty-five years ago. Since then, I have raised a family and bounced from job to job. A college education is important to me because I have finally matured enough to complete my education and fulfill my dream of becoming a college graduate. In order to succeed in college, it takes dedication, discipline, and structure. Throughout my lifetime, I have always struggled with these.
(Rose 2011) I believe these students are doing different activities to better their lives and to experience different life styles. In college I was going to try college wrestling but I cannot because I’m not enrolled in the university. Even with low academic skills, going to the community college you can still explore new interests, discover new place, and meet new people. “These experiences contribute to college life, but getting an education should remain the student's foremost purpose.” (Shatkin 2009) Rose’s article talks about Elias
What good does Jill’s degree do then? The cartoon points out that sometimes degrees don’t even matter. If you attend college and pursue a major not currently in demand, then what good does the degree you earn do? Today, picking and choosing majors wisely is important. With the expense of college continuing to rise, most people cannot afford to pursue something they will not make money and benefit from later on.
Just as the author, I have been alerted to grow up due to my transition as a high school student to a college student. Now as a college student I realize the value of time and my need to grow up to be more productive. Because when you grow up, productivity is what you learn and productive is what you learn to be. Here is where the author’s understanding of unproductivity also leads him to seeing the importance of productivity. Marginal places, people, and activities allow people to learn the meaning of productivity.
Carla Wright My Return to School English Composition 1 Denya Cuiffo October 14, 2013 When we attend college as adults, we have expectations of what college will be or will not be. I decided to go back to school for quite a few reasons. The main factors for my returning to school includes my family and stability also plays big role in my returning to school. My reasons for going back to school is to gain communication skills, become a good role model for my children, if I decide to have any, gain independence and seek profitable employment that would be profitable for me. My father has always been my support system in my return to school.
Statistics show that those who earn a college degree earn exponentially greater wages than those who do not attend college. With the American economy becoming more and more diverse and global, it seems that a college degree is imperative to gain even an entry level career position. I decided to return to college to finish a college degree that I started on upon graduation from high school and was interrupted when I took a full time job. Upon getting older I begin to think that I would never obtain a college degree, so I decided to construct my life to accommodate my goal of obtaining a college degree. The motivation for me was to obtain my degree for my personal satisfaction and if I could obtain better employment; that was an added
I was curious to seek a path of something different, an avenue perhaps leading me to a better future than what my current position was offering. I have been considering returning to school for several years. I have always felt that furthering my education would be a key tool towards the level of success that I define as the “American Dream.” Whether I decide to venture off into something new, or take the knowledge that I will have learned and apply it to the skills that I already possess, I know that furthering my education will serve as a benefit to my future no matter what I choose to do. The hard part is over. I’ve finally made the decision that returning to school is what's best for my future.
Education is very important to everyone, young and old. Most everyone needs a good education to reach their career goals. For me, after graduating from university I would like to continue on and get a higher education. I am determined to pursue my education and reach my goals. Nowadays, I’m study first year at the Economic and Finance Institute.
This gave me the opportunity to learn the language and get my diploma, but I was away from my country, my family and friends. Then, when I was in America; I met the love of my life, got married and started a family. This changed the course of my life and the path I thought my life was going to take. Eventually, I began working on a second bachelor taking classes at college here in America. During my first year at the college I got pregnant.