The most important thing that students really need to ask themselves before they attend college is, “is a college degree really enough in today’s world to get a good career and a well-paying job?” The last thing that a college graduate expects is to be working at McDonalds and living with their parents. However, this seems to be happening more often in America. Employers are looking for reasons to not hire people straight out of college. Many studies have shown that employers find that college graduates have a hard time with critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and that they cannot write well (White, M.C. Nov 2013).
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J. Sosa D. Rosselli English 125 19 December 2013 The Cost of Your Future At one point you may have asked yourself whether or not college is worth the cost. By cost I mean the financial cost, the personal sacrifice and the time it takes to actually garnish a degree. College students weigh out these factors every day; but at the end will it all be worth it? As a college student, I have witnessed these phases happen to not only me, but my fellow classmates as well. For example, we see students switching majors because that are far too difficult or people taking on the more academically challenging courses so they can make the most money possible.
Most students enter college with high intentions of being successful, which in time turns into a whole different negative outlook during their college experience. They abuse their independence that college comes with, forcing failure upon their education. Lacking preparedness and skills needed to achieve a college degree negatively effects students’ academic performance. Works Cited Paulynice, Roldens. "What Causes Many College Students to Fail or Dropout?"