However, not every person should attend college” (Pharinet 680). This shows how Pharinet makes it clear that she agrees that education is important and everyone has the right to attend school, but then states her argument. By doing so she allows the readers to understand her view point, while not being able to question it. She then continues her argument by additional nodes to the opposition that allow other contradicting statements to be refined to a point where one’s interpretation can be unified. She points out the fact of “If college is for everyone, why do we rely on SAT scores and high school transcripts?
The class’s main goal is to help improve our writing ability and help prepare us for upper level writing. As freshman, most of us have never had to write a huge research paper, some of us have not even had to write a research paper at all. Whenever I began this class I viewed it as a waste of time. I thought that I would never learn anything new and I would just continue writing the boring old papers that I had to write all throughout high school, but I was very wrong. The first paper we wrote was a synthesis of three given authors, all scholars in their specific field.
I believe that through my research paper in can prompt American college students to make wise and informed decision on financing higher education. Moreover, it will make the education policymakers aware that the rising education debt has a serious implication for college access and affordability, prompting them to decrease total student loan debt amounts by holding down college tuition and increasing the federal student aids. Works Cited “Debt Burden: Repaying Student Debt.” American Council on Education. One Dupont Circle NW. Sep. 2004.
I got the courage to stand up and present , read out loud , and I also even participated in socratic seminars. A low moment in this semester was when we had to read a few chapters of “And Then There Were None” on Halloween night and then take a small quiz about the chapters the upcoming day . I did not really study for this test and mostly skimmed through the book and honestly my grade showed the lack of effort I put in , which is why this is one of the lowest moments I have had in my English class. A personal goal I have for this semester is to continue to strive for the best and to be able to publicly speak without being timid about it . I will try to achieve this goal by taking any opportunity that comes whether it is something simple like raising my hand to answer a question or having a role in our next play.
Even though the main subject is centered on education, this policy clearly has many different focuses. For this reason, we will mainly focus on higher education. This includes the following goals: helping families in the middle class afford college, keeping the cost of college down, building more strength within community colleges, and increasing public participation in government (The White House, n.d.). The most attention will be given to the individual initiatives related to making college more affordable and keeping college costs down. Policies can be quite useful when it comes to providing assistance to others.
I finally came to the conclusion that this is the only writing assignment that has influenced my attitude toward writing, being that I never finished school and failed most of my English classes. So I decided to write about this experience. It has made me realize that I hate writing but understand the importance of it. Hopefully as I develop my skills, I will come to enjoy it. But for now, I hope this is close to a thousand words.
The purpose of this essay is honorable. Before teenagers make the decision whether to continue higher education or not, they should be informed on how higher education can improve their future. While some may query the value of a college degree, the fact is that various thing in life benefit from continuing your education. Katherine Porter presents the readers an unexciting essay with unanswered questions, nevertheless, she does make some excellent points. It was a decent argument, but it would have benefited by being less passive and by trying to inspire the reader to pursue higher education.
To begin, if high schools encourage more kids to take the new SAT, more low-income students will achieve and be able to go to college. According to Kent Williamson, “the coming changes… to the exam are a good move. The current SAT’s use of “arcane vocabulary” seemed to be a bit of artificiality that was put in place to segregate people with certain knowledge from others.” Because the new SAT eliminates the segregation of incomes formerly caused by the exam, Williamson is all for the use of the new test. Weren’t we done with segregation years ago? (Rhetorical Question) We are a part of a world that strives to keep an equal playing field for all of us, and we need to incorporate into our schools the test that does the same.
Are Too Many People Attending College? In the article “Are too many People Going to College” by Charles Murray a W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, argues that our educational system needs improvement and that too many people are attending college. Some of Charles arguments on why too many people are attending college are obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree gives you a high paying job, college requires classes that are unnecessary, skill/talent may not need a degree and because they do not want to be labeled as dumb or lazy. Charles Murray makes a lot of good arguments on why too many people are going to college and I concur with his arguments. To begin with, Charles argues that too many people are attending college because
The papers are also similar; in high school I would have to write papers all the time just like in college. In World Culture class you have to answer questions throughout the book. In high school you had to do the same; you would have to read through the book and answer questions. The biggest difference from high school to college is the responsibility level that you take on. When you're in high school teachers tend to watch over what you do and chase you down for an assignment you didn't do.1 College is different; the only person that makes sure your work gets done is you.1 No professor chases a student down for work and watches everything you do; they correct the papers and tell you what is wrong.