So even if someone has the job of their dreams without a college degree, it is still important to know what he or she will be missing without one. College is necessary for higher paying jobs and/or higher paychecks. When we realize how much college can be, we start to think that it is not worth going. The cost of earning a college degree limits people from reaching their goals. Elementary school and H... ... middle of paper ... ...t is college?
According to Charles Murray, “Although, in today’s society many people will assume that you’re too lazy to get that degree.” Charles Murray point is that, even though you can’t finish college doesn’t mean that you can’t be successful. A lot of people have dropped out of college and were very successful people due to motivation and guidance from others in life. In college, many students are dropping out from a lack of interest in learning. The experience of receiving a higher education can be more difficult than others. A reason in which would cause this is by no motivation or desire to learn anymore.
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 USA needs to start encouraging its citizens to go to trade schools because that is where the jobs that make good money are. A college degree used to be the only way to get a good paying job but times have changed and getting vocational training from a trade school is the best option many people have for earning a living. Education comes at a high price for this generation and not just financially. Going to college can give students plenty of debt with no promise of a job in return, which can set a student father back on their course of life. Young adults trying to start their lives by going to college encounter many setbacks.
Is there too much pressure on teenagers to go to college? There is a lot of pressure on this generation of teenagers to go to college, because we are use to hearing the saying “you need to graduate high school, so you can go to college to get you a good job.” Personally I agree with this saying, because there are plenty of successful people in this world with a college education, but it takes a lot of hard work just to prepare for college. For example, having to take SAT or ACT to maintain a certain score for a school to even consider your acceptance. Being financially stable, if not prepare to find scholarships and prepare essays just to obtain the scholarships. Growing up in a household where your parents want you to do better than they did, because they didn’t get a college education.
It seems that the ultimate function of a high school student is to get their diploma and then go straight into the workforce. The mindset behind this has people questioning “Is a College worth it?”In today’s society a college education is vital to live a sustainable life in America. Many people would subject to that statement, but yet they’re stuck at a low paying job living from paycheck to paycheck struggling to support their family. Although most people have argued that a college education is meaningless but with closer examination shows that a college education is the key to opening the door to success. When people hear the word college they think of debt but even though you’re more prone to being in debt with a college degree on the up
In this essay I will argue why students think it is best to attend college, why people think that college is a waste of time and money, and how a college education can be a blessing but also be a heartache. The key motive for students to attend college is not because it is a want, but they have to. Furthermore, most high school graduating seniors are under pressure by their school counselor(s) and their parents to go enroll in college because it is “the best thing for your future.” In an essay written by Caroline Bird, called “College is a Waste of Time and Money”, she states that students go to college because “. . .
Many American believe college is the road map to getting a good education and becoming successful, but although college is essential in getting a good education it’s not the only way we can educate ourselves and succeed. The truth of the matter is college isn’t for everyone; many go to college with the fight of not wanting to become another statistic, or to follow their dreams. Others attend college because it’s forced upon them by their parents, and then those who waste time and money going to school just to say they’ve been. Many may dream about or see college in their future, but some cannot reach a college learning level and have many obstacles to overcome before attending; whether it’s a financial or culture difference reason the good thing about success is it doesn’t come in one shape or form, that’s why they are alternatives to educating oneself and achieving success. Financial issues can be the main reason why someone wouldn’t want to go to college.
This paper focuses on reasons as to why not all students should get the four years bachelor’s degree and offers alternatives to these programs. Having a college degree increases one’s job prospects, but with increased number of graduates there is no guarantee that money spent is worth it. In essence, having university education for all simply seeks to churn out more graduates without focusing on the economic fundamentals and cost implications of college education. Mounting debt burdens on graduates is a cause of concern because this impacts negatively on their financial stability. The promise of a well paying job is not guaranteed meaning that for some students it would be better to engage in vocational areas.
We understand that many high paying jobs and careers require a college degree; for example, engineer, doctor, lawyer and other careers. Also, studying in the college should like critical thinking, reading and writing. In contrast, if people do not want to do a lot of hard studying in the college and do not choose high education majors, they should not apply to the college because it waste their time and money for them. In sum, people should be concerned about how they can be successful in their occupation.