College life or your life?
In our society in this day and age a secondary education is certainly not a preference or pleasure, but somewhat of a requirement. Students are basically grown and accustomed to consider that one needs advanced schooling in order to be successful in life. In addition, President Barack Obama gave a speech and he stated that, “If you think education is expensive wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century” (Obama). But then as technology continually advances and computers are at the center of running the world. Some people may ask, is a secondary education a must?
There are individuals in this world who have not receive a college education and are more well off than the individuals who have a degree. There are opinions from both sides that contain an effective argument. 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 “. . . Mother wanted them to go, or some other reason entirely irrelevant to the course of studies for which college is supposedly organized” (217). A student may have a different direction on where and what they want to do for their life, but since students contemplate whether their “supporters” identify what is...
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...ollege is a waste of money, or it can be seen at as a stimulating and moving phase in one’s life. This phase can set the guide for the rest of one’s life. Students will think it is best to attend college, that college is a waste of time and money. They may also think that the idea of having an education is essential for success in this society. Education is about growth and knowledge, it is not only about whether it is a waste of time and money.
Bird, Caroline. “College Is a Waste of Time and Money”. The Norton Reader: Shorter. 13th ed. Ed. Linda H. Peterson, Joseph Bizup, Anne Fernald, Melissa Goldthwaite, and John C. Brereton. New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 2012. 217-225. Print.
Obama, Barack H. “Remarks by the President on the Economy -- Knox College, Galesburg, IL.” Galesburg, IL. Illinois, Galesburg. 24 July 2013. The White House. Web. 05 Apr. 2014