Is college worth it ? why should someone go to college ? Most people think college is the only logical option to a successful well paying future, that may or may not be true. In this essay I will be talking about the rhetorical situations of 3 authors each from different texts and a debate that all discuss this topic is college worth it. “Are Too Many People Going to college” by Charles murray, “What is college for” by Gary gutting “University 's Undergraduate Learning outcomes” by the textbook, and the debate “Are Too Many Kids Going To College”.
The author Charles Murray says there are too many people going to college without really saying it. The essay is written in a way that his audience will understand by the time they finish reading that he has many valid points. He Persuades his readers with facts and counters arguments to false stereotypes involving college and success. By questioning whether college is for everyone makes "you" the reader want to rethink if your time spent in college was really worth it in the end. 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.
The question of the century is whether higher education is worth the price and everyone feels like they have the winning argument. The article I have chosen to write about that pertains to this subject is by Charles Murray and it’s called “Are Too Many People Going to College?” I chose this article because I feel that the author brings up valid points that resonate with me and my beliefs towards going to college. Charles Murray attacks the specific issue of whether there are too many people going to college. Murray using different viewpoints shows how he believes that too many people are going to college and I agree with his reasoning. The author’s purpose for writing this argument is to depict the different motives and reasons why so many
Also, according to a 1994 College Board Study, college students will make an av... ... middle of paper ... ...this, imagine the possibilities of a college education. Obviously, all of these things that you gain from college that I have discussed in reference to society could also be applied to finding jobs. A potential employer would find any of these qualities attractive. However, as already mentioned, this is beside the point. I think we should stop wasting time fussing over the purpose of a university education, and simply make it whatever you want it to be.
Should United States culture aim toward ensuring that everyone goes to college? Yes, United States should encourage everyone to go to college because it helps people get out of poverty and people explore in a career that could shape their lives. Some of the people want to have a good job in life and have a good salary to change their future. Additionally, college can help you become more independent and successful in life. Unless the country is willing to more fully fund higher education for all, ensuring that everyone goes to college is a dream.
He talks about this when he writes “College education provides an educated citizenry…College graduates should be able to understand the ideas and practices of democratic education”(Delbanco 507). College education also helps to provide for citizenship. Delbanco explains this when he writes “College helps people to enjoy their lives and opens their senses and minds to different experiences”(Delbanco 508). He writes about how when he first introduced this he did not emphasize as deeply what this meant he said it “plainly and passionately”(Deblanco 508). College education prepares students for their future by creating an educated group of citizens for our roles in
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
Charles Murray was able to pose and answer the question about whether or not too many people are going to college. In his essay,"Are Too Many People Going to College," he argues that most students should not be going to college to attain a bachelor 's degree when their skills and interests lie elsewhere (240). Murray 's argument on this topic is felt strongly by him, he believes that going to college is helpful for those who have the academic ability to absorb a college-level education, it is the appropriate thing to push a student in that direction since they are likely to gain wisdom (238). On the other hand, there are students in America that learn their core knowledge from kindergarten through eighth grade and are set for their future.
William Cory, a 19th Century English schoolmaster said, “You go to school not for knowledge so much as for arts and habits.” The arts and habits that Cory proposes that students are pursuing are certainly things that a student might learn in college. However, I don’t think that many people enter college with a goal of achieving the “mental courage and mental soberness” that Cory proposes. Colleges, on the other hand, have a goal to see students complete a degree. In order to see as many successful students as possible, universities must find ways to predict a person’s ability to handle the rigors of a college education. There are a few ways that colleges determine readiness for admittance, but one of the main ways is a students’ performance on the SAT’s.
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.