Most Overrated Product: The Bachelor's Degree By Marty Nemko
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In the article “America’s Most Overrated Product: The Bachelor’s Degree” by Marty Nemko, the author argues several different views on why higher education may be very overestimated. For starters, the author shares his opinion more than anything else due to him being a career counselor. The purpose of this essay is to explain to the readers that most people start off with the idea of living the American Dream. Which is practically going to college to have a better life and career. But over the time the idea of working very hard for a Bachelor’s degree has become very dimmed. Furthermore, for some people, when they think of the American Dream they think of hope for bettering themselves and also helping their families. Unlike the author, Nemko feels that even the thought of trying to pursue to get a bachelor’s degree is overrated. The audience of this passage would most likely be teenagers going into college and parents. Nemko states that “Colleges are quick to argue that a college education is more…show more content… That may be the biggest deception of all” (Nemko 524). In the passage Nemko’s voice would be explanatory. Nemko goes into details about based off of him trying to explain why he feels the way he does towards trying to get a bachelor’s degree. Which leads to the situation of the passage, which is getting a bachelor’s degree can be very overestimated. In the article “America’s Most Overrated Product”, the author Marty Nemko uses strategies such as understatement and distortion.
Nemko uses the literary devices of understatement and distortion. Using understatement the author shows how the presentation of a higher education is being represented as something that is less important than what it really is. To begin with the author starts out by telling the readers about his saddest moments as a career counselor. He goes on and states that he whenever he hears a story about someone not doing good in high school but wanting to prove they can get a college diploma