In America, there are a lot of different excuses for people not wanting to go to college. College is a place people go to in order to receive higher education for the future job they want. College is attended by students fresh out of high school or can even be people who decide later on in their lives that they want to further their education. What are reasons people do not want to further their education by going to college? Getting a higher education in America is necessary even though it is a bit too costly.
While researching the University of South Carolina website, I came across an article titled, “Adjusting to the first Year of College: A Reflection on the Importance of Parental, Peer, and Institutional Support. This article focused on how personal factors, such as lack of adjustment to college, are more predictive of attrition than academic factors (Kalsner &Pistole, 2003; kerr et al., 2004). In regard to retention it is important that students have the support of parents, peers, and of the institution. Research on the relationship between the relationship between parental support and college adjustment is limited (Mounts et al., 2006), but some researches indicate that parental support was positively related to college adjustment. Also this research shows that regardless of the emotional support of the parents, if they lack college experience, it is possible that they may be unable to provide instrumental support while their children adjust to a new context.
The essay starts off with Murray saying of course more people be encouraged to go to college then countering with a yes and no to the question. He agrees that yes getting a education is important but majority of people are going for what they should have learned years before reaching the college level. The way people see college as a way to be success doesn't sit well with him as he gives many reasons to why this is false. The statement "college is seen as a open sesame to a good job and desirable way for adolescents to transition to adulthood." proves this point.
But over the time the idea of working very hard for a Bachelor’s degree has become very dimmed. Furthermore, for some people, when they think of the American Dream they think of hope for bettering themselves and also helping their families. Unlike the author, Nemko feels that even the thought of trying to pursue to get a bachelor’s degree is overrated. The audience of this passage would most likely be teenagers going into college and parents. Nemko states that “Colleges are quick to argue that a college education is more
Louis Menand wrote an article based on education titled Re-Imagining Liberal Education. This article challenges the main thought many americans have after receiving a secondary education. Louis Menand better illustrates the reasons why a student should rethink receiving a post secondary education better than Andrew Delbanco’s three reasons to continue a person’s education. Based on Three Reasons College Still Matters, there are three main reasons why a college education is so important. From an economical standpoint, an education is most of the time needed to earn enough money to live comfortably.
In any case, with the expanding drop out rate today, understudies appear to be less inspired by learning at college and their needs change from their unique objective of graduating. The significance of education today is a developing variable on the grounds that the fate of this nation relies upon the understudies in college today. College is misjudged by numerous approaching freshman. The greater part of the TV commercials and announcements urging understudies to go to college are utilized as snare to reel in understudy's educational cost. Parents urge their children to go to college in the wake of graduating secondary school since they need to see
Financial issues can be the main reason why someone wouldn’t want to go to college. College is more expensive than some people might understand. College shouldn’t just be a one day process, it takes time to actually figure out your likes and dislikes, the subject field you’re interested in. In today’s society there’re some opportunities to help pay for college, there’s finan... ... middle of paper ... ...ining attempts to teach you basic information and training in physical, technical, and psychological techniques necessary to become a service member. Once you graduate from the academy you are offered opportunities to further your education which the government will actually pay for to show their appreciation for your service.
1. The Statement that best summarizes Nemko’s position is, “College is a chain saw. Only in certain situations is it the right tool,” because most of their argument talks about why college isn’t for everyone, and why more people should pursue an alternative path. 2. Nemko supports his thesis with logic when he used reports of the percentages of people who actually graduate from college, and the percentages of people who find themselves dissatisfied with their college education.
College beginning said to be for everyone, how I value college education, college teaching styles each show some importance. While many students think that a college education should only provide specific job skills, there should be a balance of intellectual development, reading, and critical thinking. College is a place for people to learn a career, but students need to be wary of which one they chose. These past few years and days I have noticed if you have a high school diploma or GED there is a very vague chance of getting a good productive job let alone a career. So some teachers and many other people that are in students lives pressure them to go to college.
Time after time, we hear that more and more students are on academic probation. I think the best solution to this problem is for students to take a gap year in between high school and college. In order for a gap year to be successful it should include a combination of work and self exploration. College is a huge change for which most students are often unprepared for; a gap year would give students time to mature, sit back and truly think about their future. Technically there are two definitions of a gap year.