The Importance Of Mandatory Service Work

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Why Not Volunteer? While Joanne Levy-Prewitt reminisces to a few weeks earlier when she listened to Jim Lehrer’s plan regarding volunteer work post-high school education, she implants her personal opinion of high school volunteer work and the admission requirements. She utilized examples like “working at homeless shelters,” and digging irrigation ditches” to define what is volunteer service work during high school years. She maintained throughout her essay the generalization that many high school students complete volunteer work only to impress future college options. She implicated her belief that mandatory service work could be helpful to young adults by saying “a year of two of public service, here or abroad, would be the ultimate preparation…show more content…
She presented the argument of a specialist in youth, but produced no specific examples to prove that the admissions process is actually a “frenzy.” She addressed counterarguments in paragraph 11 when she said “It’s also possible that colleges will admit more mature, energized students based more on their post-high school growth than their high school transcript. That might just be the antidote to the admissions frenzy that our students need.” In her final paragraph she failed to illustrate how her argument for mandatory service work is more likely to occur than the…show more content…
It should be available during one of the most crucial stages in a person’s life: high school. Mandatory service work should not be put into action due to the amount of students who have activities that take priority over service work. For example, some students are forced to be the sole income for a family, other students have to babysit a sibling, and not to neglect mentioning that others have mental instability and/or physical problems. Providing the availability of a group that participates in the community is a proposal that should replace that of mandatory service work. Mandatory service work possibly could force families further into poverty and cause children to go without food; volunteering availability teaches equality for everyone. Easier volunteering opportunities could cause the “frenzy” of college admissions to remain constant, but it could also reduce it due to the amount of low-income students who could then choose to
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