Connie McBride AC0707685 Writing Assessment EN110 Achieving Academic Excellence “Why College is Important to Me” Working menial jobs to get through high school really didn’t give me the push to jump right into college. I tried a few classes here and there and it was something that seemed to be a temporary thing to occupy time. I was young and didn’t realize what college was going to mean to my adulthood challenges. After finally accepting a full time job that could lead to a career for some time it became clear that college would have been a good choice for me to have been successful. I quickly began to attend college classes through my employer to make gains in my career and try to possibly secure my future.
Summary of “Who Needs College” by Linda Lee In the book article Who Needs College?, by Linda Lee, she explores the journey of kids who choose to attend college following high school and those who go on to find regular work with only a high school diploma. Basically she asks if college is really necessary for all kids. The author quoted many studies and explained how a good majority of students that attend college never graduate with a bachelors degree. She stated that a large percentage just go for the college experience which is a waste of time and money. Her overall point is that a college degree is not necessary for success.
College provides us with the knowledge and credibility that employers seek in this demanding world today. However a huge debate has to be brought to attention if going to college and receiving a bachelor’s degree should be a requirement to even get your foot in the door or be considered for a job. An interesting point of view on the bachelor’s degree being a job requirement is in the essay “Should The Obama Generation Drop Out?” by Charles Murray. Murray is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has written on social issues and published a book in 2008 regarding real 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.
The first reason is because a lot of people want a job that will pay very good money. By going to college, you will have the hands-on learning education you need to start your chosen career. This is a huge reason why a lot of careers require you to have at least a two or four year degree. Another reason why college matters is because it helps students boost their confidence level out in the real world. There are countless things that people have to do every single day in life so going college will help give you a better idea of what the definition of life really is.
As time went on I realized that I needed so much more. I know now that teachers are here to teach us and what we learn is valuable throughout life. My GPA is important to my future and so is my ACT’s. With this said, I hope that I end up in a great college and a great
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.
Being open-minded to learn or do new things can show one's true passion for a profession. Lastly, Many students go into college and change their major at least once, going through college helps show you what you really want to invest your time in as a profession (Importance of College Education). It’s okay if one doesn’t know what they want to do going into college, there are many things offered in college someone can learn to love, and want to do in the future. All in all, finding oneself is an important part of life. There are many things college has to offer that’ll help someone not only teach them new things, but help them pursue their
Macie Smith 10/31/14 Pr.5 English Argumentative Essay Most people in our society think college is no longer an option or a privilege but rather a necessity. Kids are raised to believe that after high school they will go to college. Some kids go to college because they want to prove their parents wrong while others go to get the education. Whatever the reason, the value of a four year college is worth the amount you pay. On average the amount a student pays for college ranges from $8,655 to $29,056 per year which is a lot of money, but college provides education, opens tons of doors for career options, and college graduates earn more than kids that don’t have a degree.
Why College? Objective Why Do and Should People Go To College? Abstract In this essay, I will give the basic reasons and explain why people go to college. Introduction College is a place where people go to increase their knowledge, to prepare for a future career, to get a new experience, to meet new people. Of cause, different people have different reasons to attend college, but all of them want to change their life for better.
I attended college for a brief spell prior to the birth of my son. After the birth of my son, obtaining my college degree became more of a necessity than a desire, but I was not certain how I would accomplish the task. I did know that my new role as mother required I postpone attending college to care for my child. Fortunately, I had acquired a skill in high school,